Reagan Shooter John Hinckley Jr., Claims He Is “A Victim Of Cancel Culture”

( — President Ronald Reagan’s attempted assassin John Hinckley Jr. is claiming that he is a victim of “cancel culture” after a Connecticut venue canceled his upcoming concert, the New York Post reported.

The 68-year-old Hinckley, who was released from a psychiatric hospital in 2016 and granted unconditional release six years later, has restyled himself as a folk singer, releasing music on his YouTube channel.

Hinckley was scheduled to appear in Naugatuck, Connecticut, at the Hotel Huxley on March 30, the 43rd anniversary of the day he shot President Reagan and three others.

However, in a March 12 post on X, Hinckley announced that the concert was postponed. The following day, Hinckley posted on Instagram that the concert was postponed “until further notice.”

According to the Hartford Courant, the postponement coincided with multiple news reports about the concert that likely spurred opposition to the would-be Reagan assassin’s appearance.

Hinckley’s previous attempt to appear in Connecticut two years ago was also canceled due to public pushback, the Courant reported.

Hinckley told the New York Post that it was fair to describe him as a “victim of cancel culture,” explaining that his concerts keep getting postponed or canceled “over and over again.”

He told the Post that about a dozen of his performances had been canceled because the venues “don’t want the controversy.” He said after he gets booked by a venue and the show is announced, there is a backlash, and “owners always cave.”

Hinckley said it had happened so often that he had come to expect it.

Since he began performing, Hinckley has had concerts canceled in Connecticut, Georgia, Virginia, New York, and Chicago.

Less than a month after he received an unconditional release, Hinckley’s sold-out debut performance in Brooklyn was canceled after the venue, the Market Hotel, faced backlash. The venue said the safety risk wasn’t worth giving Hinckley a “microphone and a paycheck.”

Since his release, Hinckley has been writing music and selling his paintings on eBay, which sell for hundreds of dollars.

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