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‘Squidbillies’ Star Fired From Show After ‘Extremely Offensive’ Posts About Dolly Parton And BLM

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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.

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.

On Twitter, most people’s response to Hinson’s firing was along the lines of “good riddance.”

Baker returned to Facebook to blame everyone else for the situation he finds himself in.

@rustymk2/Twitter

In response, Hinson’s Wikipedia page had a few new edits.

Wikipedia
Wikipedia

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.

John Sundholm

Written by John Sundholm

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