Stuart D. Baker, who performs under the name Unknown Hinson, has been fired from the Adult Swim series Squidbillies after Facebook posts deriding Dolly Parton and Black Lives Matter.
The posts, which were in response to Dolly Parton recently speaking out in support of Black Lives Matter, were called “extremely offensive” by Squidbillies creators Jim Fortier and Dave Willis.
The posts have since been deleted, but Facebook page City of Knoxvull posted screenshots.
In the posts, Hinson referred to Parton as a “freak titted, old Southern bimbo” and a “slut.”
In a subsequent post aimed at liberals criticizing his post against Parton, Hinson went on to double-down with virulently racist rhetoric.
“HAVE FUN forsaking your own race, culture, and heritage.”
Hinson also called his critics “UN-AMERICANS.”
In a tweeted statement, Fortier and Willis expressed their outrage at Hinson’s comments, and confirmed that he had been fired from Squidbillies, effective immediately.
— Squidbillies (@Squidbillies) August 16, 2020
The statement read:
“We’re aware of the extremely offensive and derogatory social media posts made late last week by Stuart D. Baker.”
“The views he expressed do not reflect our own personal values or the values of the show that we and many others have worked hard to produce over the past 15 years.”
“For those reasons, production of Squidbillies will continue without Mr. Baker, effective immediately.”
Hinson has voiced the character of Early Cuyler since the 2005 debut of the animated show, which centers on a family of squids living in the mountains of Georgia.
Along with Robot Chicken, which also debuted in 2005, it is one of the longest-running shows on Adult Swim, with more than 100 episodes spread over 13 seasons.
Guitar maker Reverend Guitars also announced that it was removing from sale a guitar it had designed and marketed with Hinson, who is also a singer/songwriter.
Hi, we are no longer associated with Unknown Hinson. We have stopped production on his guitars and we have removed him from our website. Thank you for your concern.
— Reverend Guitars (@ReverendGuitars) August 15, 2020
On Twitter, most people’s response to Hinson’s firing was along the lines of “good riddance.”
Unknown Hinson can choke on a stale biscuit and drown in my septic tank.
The superior Redneck Dracula country goth aesthetic belongs to Marty Stuart anyway. pic.twitter.com/FzGhGrx5J8
— Angela Mayfield for GA HD 67 (@pinkrocktopus) August 14, 2020
For years I’d heard friends talk about Unknown Hinson…I never got around to checking the music out.
After what I’ve seen online the last 14 hours or so? I made the right call.
— Josh ✊🏼 (@joshuaexline) August 14, 2020
Oh, look. Unknown Hinson is a POS. I never would have guessed. 🙄Has Squidbillies dumped his sorry ass yet?https://t.co/gQulc7Tn8c
— Cyndi Holcombe (@CyndiHolcombe11) August 14, 2020
This account is fan-operated and has no affiliations or dealings with Stuart Baker (Unknown Hinson) nor Adult Swim/Cartoon Network. We do not share any of the thoughts or expressions from Mr. Baker, and believe quite the opposite that Black Lives DO indeed matter. #BLM
— Early Cuyler (@earlycuyler) August 14, 2020
Whelp… Stuart Baker, aka “Unknown Hinson” of #squidbillies fame has disparaged the patron saint of the Smokey Mountains AND Appalachia and he is officially dead to me. Nobody talks crap about Dolly and stays in my good graces. pic.twitter.com/TV4buTOI3M
— Katy McEngland 😬🤨 (@Katymcengland) August 14, 2020
@GaryWebel , I am so bummed. Now I gotta take my Unknown Hinson picture down. Boo to racists, even when they're talented.
— Granny Beaver (@billydbeaver) August 16, 2020
Dude, why did Stuart Baker (aka Unknown Hinson who voices Early in Squidbillies) just decide this past week to end his career. Like wtf did he just decide it was a good idea to say all of that.
— Robben (@SoulRTA) August 17, 2020
Stuart Baker/Unknown Hinson is a bad person. Nashville don’t book this man at your venues. pic.twitter.com/6gqhzDOeag
— Ryan Graney👩🏻🦰 (@RyanEGraney) August 14, 2020
The five stages of Unknown Hinson's career. 1. Who is Unknown Hinson? 2. Get me Unknown Hinson (one time). 3. Get me a musician who is not a douche like Unknown Hinson. 4. F*ck Unknown Hinson. 5. Who is Unknown Hinson?
— Joe Newberry (@JoeNewberry) August 14, 2020
Yeah, it’s wild to do a show for 15 years where the character you portray has views not too far off your own but is regularly shown to be an idiot and not someone to listen to.
— Khalid Nigh (@Eternal0Star) August 17, 2020
Baker returned to Facebook to blame everyone else for the situation he finds himself in.
In response, Hinson’s Wikipedia page had a few new edits.
It has not yet been officially announced if the character of Early Cuyler will be written off of Squidbillies or the role recast.
One thing is certain.
Don’t come for Dolly Parton.