'Hateful ignorant jack*ss': John Schneider slammed over 'racist' comments about Beyoncé

John Schneider has been accused of making "racist" comments about Beyoncé following the release of her country songs.
The 42-year-old pop icon broke the internet last Sunday (February 11) after revealing a self-referencing commercial for Verizon that aired amid the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl matchup.

The humorous ad shows the 'Crazy In Love' hitmaker continuously asking actor Tony Hale if she's "broken the internet," to which he constantly replies "Not yet." This then prompts her to tease: "OK, they ready - drop the new music. I told y’all the 'Renaissance' is not over."

Shortly after, Beyoncé shocked fans after announcing her new musical era on Instagram by unveiling a teaser video related to her untitled forthcoming album. She then released two country songs titled 'Texas Hold 'Em' and '16 Carriages' on streaming services.
While fans of Beyoncé - also known as the BeyHive - are ecstatic about the record-breaking artist's upcoming project - which has been confirmed as an "Act II" country-genre follow-up to her 2022 album, Renaissance - some people, including Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider, have been left skeptical.

The 63-year-old actor stunned listeners when he made a distasteful statement about the 'Single Ladies' musician during his interview on the conservative network One American News.

During a discussion about Beyoncé's upcoming music, the host asked Schneider: "The lefties in the entertainment industry just won't leave any area alone, right? They just have to seize control over every aspect, don't they?"

The actor then left viewers open-mouthed with his response: "They've got to make their mark, just like a dog in a dog walk park. You know, every dog has to mark every tree, right? So that's what's going on here."

One user on X (formerly Twitter) blasted: "WOW, disgusting actor John Schneider on disgusting. @OANN references @Beyonce wanting to have her music played as a DOG making their mark on everything. He wasn't saying that when he was cashing those @tylerperry checks & in the faces of his [Black] colleagues! Racists don't stop"

Another penned: "Can we all agree that John Schneider is a hateful ignorant jack***," while a third added: "Beyoncé can do whatever the f*** she wants to do she doesn’t need your permission John Schneider."

A fourth person pointed out: "1) Black people created country music 2) Beyoncé is a Texan, and therefore is connected to country culture 3) 'Texas Hold ‘Em' isn’t even the first time Beyoncé has released a country song. she put out 'Daddy Lessons' back in 2016, John Schneider is just a racist POS."

One X user simply responded to the video by saying: "Blatantly racist!"
It's been one heck of a week for Beyoncé fans, as Schneider's comments come after a radio station in Oklahoma known for its country music playlists initially refused to play the singer's new music.

The backlash ensued when the BeyHive took to social media to express their disappointment and call out the station for its decision. One listener shared their frustration on X, revealing an email response from the station, stating: "We do not play Beyoncé on KYKC as we are a country music station."

The criticism intensified as more people joined the online conversation, with some questioning whether the station's reluctance to play the singer's music was rooted in racial bias within the country music industry. However, the station tweeted shortly after that it would play the song after receiving several calls from fans.

Speaking to Today.com, Score Broadcasting's general manager Roger Harris addressed the radio's reluctance, explaining: "We initially refused to play it in the same manner if someone requested us to play the Rolling Stones on our country station.

"[The] fact is we play Beyonce’ on TWO of our other stations and love her... she is an icon. We just didn’t know about the song... then when we found out about it, we tried to get the song.... which we did and we have already played it 3 times on YKC, our country station. We also play her on 105.5, KXFC-FM and KADA-FM on 99.3."

"We are not a 'big boy' station and getting record companies to service us is tough. But... finally, we got our hands on it, and based on the fan support, we decided to air it... truthfully, normally we would (usually) wait a while to see how the song performs on the charts and on bigger country stations than ours, as we are just the little guys," Harris added.

Beyoncé's 'Texas Hold 'Em' and '16 Carriages' are available to stream and purchase now.

The upcoming album will drop on March 29.

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