Thursday, May 30, 2024

Cancelled: Hotel Reluctantly Kills Brooklyn Concert by Reagan’s Attempted Assassin John Hinckley Jr


John Hinckley Jr will not be warbling love songs at the Market Hotel in Brooklyn on July 8th.

The hotel has cancelled the Hinckley show. I was among the first to report the booking back in April.

Market Hotel posted a long explanation. They didn’t want to cancel but felt pressured to from customers. Come on, are you kidding? This man ruined James Brady’s life, altered his family’s. and tried to assassinate the President of the United States.

The Hotel says it thought this might be an “interesting” booking. That’s one word for it.

Maybe they can bring in Squeaky Fromme to sing Beatles songs instead.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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