John Schneider Gets Choked Up About ‘Woke Hollywood’ Not Helping Him Make Movie About The Flag

The ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star says he and his wife had to finance their film ‘To Die For’ with their own money—and could “lose everything” if it flops.

Actor John Schneider—best known for playing Bo Duke on the hit 1970s television series The Dukes of Hazzard—was mocked after he complained that “woke Hollywood” did not help finance To Die For, his movie about a veteran “frustrated with the liberal left” and their disrespect for the American flag.

Speaking to Newsmax, Schneider said that he and his wife, filmmaker Alicia Allain, went “all in” on financing the project, noting that if it “doesn’t work, we lose everything.”

Schneider said:

“My gosh, they wouldn’t spend any money to develop it. They wouldn’t film it. They wouldn’t distribute it.”

“But my wife and I are fiercely and unapologetically independent so we make our own content and we also distribute our own content.”

“So when you watch this movie or any movie that we’ve made or listen to any of the music, we—right now—we are all in. If this movie doesn’t work, we lose everything.”

“But we’ve always been there. If you’re not all in, you’re out.”

Then, choking up at an image of the film’s poster that shows the lead character hoisting up the American flag, Schneider praised his own creation, saying “he won’t let that flag touch the ground.”