John Hinckley was scheduled to attend the event; however, the organizers were forced to cancel his appearance due to “threats” to the community.
The performance of John Hinkley Jr., one of the most infamous assassins in American history, was scheduled to take place at a music club in Brooklyn; however, the club has decided to cancel the act, citing the potential threat to the community posed by persons who would be disturbed by it.
In a lengthy statement on social media, The Market Hotel explained that the reason they organized the event was that they believed it would be an “interesting” and “memorable” show. There is not a shred of uncertainty in anyone’s mind regarding the fact that the establishment in New York City is not in agreement with the concept that they should not be authorized to organize an event of this nature.
“Presenting provocative events for its own sake is valid, and should be part of any venue’s reason to exist,” the Market Hotel stated on Instagram, referring to Hinckley’s performance, which “sends a message that mental health difficulties and a criminal past can be rehabilitated from and atoned for.”
Hinckley, who was 67 years old at the time of the shooting, was given full parole on Wednesday, 41 years after he shot Reagan, former White House press secretary James Brady, a Secret Service agent, and a police officer.