For the most part, the people who took part in the January 2021 insurrection were largely unknown. Some, like Jenna Ryan and the QAnon Shaman, became notable for their behavior. But others had been successful in life before storming the United States Capitol.
Klete Keller, an Olympic swimmer who had won two gold medals was sentenced to months in prison for his actions that day. His towering height (6-6) and his Team USA jacket had made his easily identifiable.
Jay Johnston, an actor who has appeared in Anchorman and numerous television shows was also allegedly there that day. And while he hasn’t faced legal consequences, the Daily Beast is reporting that he’s been banned by a show where he made regular appearances.
Asawin Suebsaeng, Marlow Stern and Adam Rawnsley write:
“According to two people familiar with the matter, top staff at the long-running animated sitcom Bob’s Burgers are no longer allowing Johnston to voice his recurring character—Jimmy Pesto Sr.—on the critically lauded Fox show. One of the sources described it as a ‘ban.’The other individual familiar with the matter described the situation similarly, adding that the Bob’s Burgers cast and crew, as well as Fox, were not looking to make ‘a big deal’ about the current blacklisting of the apparent insurrection-attendee.”
For those who knew Johnston, it was not much of a surprise that he may have been there that day. The actor supposedly talked openly about his fondness for Donald Trump and had appeared on Gavin McInnes’ (the founder of the Proud Boys) podcast back in 2015.
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