Stuart D Baker, a voice actor on Adult Swim show Squidbillies, has been fired after going on a derogatory rant about Dolly Parton and her support for Black Lives Matter.
Baker, who also performs music under the stage name Unknown Hinson, has voiced Early Cuyler on the adult animation since it debuted in 2005.
His departure was announced Monday (August 18), after he referred to Parton as a “freak titted, old Southern bimbo” and a “slut” on Facebook.
“HAVE FUN forsaking your own race, culture, and heritage,” he added, according to Variety.
Baker’s vile rant was in response to Parton coming out swinging for Black Lives Matter in a recent Billboard interview.
Of the recent anti-racism protests, she added: “I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen.
“And of course Black Lives Matter. Do we think our little white a*ses are the only ones that matter? No!”
Adult Swim was quick to condemn Baker, saying in a statement: “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.”
It isn’t yet clear whether Baker’s role will be recast, or if the show will move on without Early Cuyler, its main character.
Dolly Parton took action to be anti-racist.
In her Billboard interview, Parton discussed how, two years ago, she decided to rename an attraction at her Dollywood theme park to remove the word ‘Dixie’ – which was traditionally used to describe the Confederate-era America south of the Mason-Dixon Line, where slavery was legal.
“There’s such a thing as innocent ignorance, and so many of us are guilty of that,” the country icon turned multimedia mogul explained.
“When they said ‘Dixie’ was an offensive word, I thought, ‘Well, I don’t want to offend anybody. This is a business. We’ll just call it The Stampede’.
“As soon as you realise that [something] is a problem, you should fix it. Don’t be a dumba*s. That’s where my heart is. I would never dream of hurting anybody on purpose.”
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