Hollywood actor John Schneider is coming out of the “Republican closet.”
The “Dukes of Hazzard” and “Smallville” star revealed in a new interview that voted for and supports President Donald Trump.
“I supported the last president [even though] I didn’t vote for him, but I supported him because I believe that’s my duty as a United States citizen,” the actor told Fox News. “The difference here is that I did vote [for Trump] and I don’t mind people knowing that.”
Schneider hopes more of his Hollywood colleagues will find the courage to “come out of the Republican closet.”
“I do think there’s a bias against conservatives, Republicans, in Hollywood, but I think if you let that alter how you are, then I question how you are,” he added. “If you believe it, speak it, live it.”
Schneider’s honesty comes amid a contentious divorce and court proceedings between him and his ex-wife. The 58-year-old actor spoke with Fox News hours after he was released from jail for alleged unpaid spousal support back in June.
While there are a handful of Hollywood conservatives, it's generally accepted that anything but a liberal worldview is frowned upon by the industry.
Outspoken conservative Tim Allen famously spoke of the challenges he faced staying true to his principles as a working actor.
“There is nothing more dangerous, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative character,” Allen said. "He’s mitigated by a family of women who had a difference of opinions, but the guy was a likable guy."
Another actress, Julienne Davis, got slammed for revealing that she was a conservative.
"The written and very public insults from Hollywood peers on social media and elsewhere have been numerous,” she said. “Members of the Hollywood left don’t want to listen, discuss, or even see a dissenting viewpoint that challenges their own comfortable echo chamber.”