Jay Johnston is 'axed from Bob’s Burgers' after 'being spotted at January 6 riot'
BOB'S Burgers has banned star Jay Johnston from appearing on the show after allegations that he was present during the deadly January 6 Capitol riots.
According to reports, Johnston, who voices the recurring character Jimmy Pesto Sr. on the show, will supposedly no longer be allowed back on the show to reprise his character.
Johnston has reportedly been "banned" from the show, according to two people who told The Daily Beast.
One of the people told The Daily Beast that Fox and the cast and crew behind the lauded show were not looking to make "a big deal."
Johnston, 53, had voiced Pesto in a total of 43 episodes in the show that has spanned 11 seasons.
His last appearance was in the Season 11 episode The Bridge Over Troubled Rudy which aired on May 2, 2021 and has been noticably absent from the show's 12th season.
A Fox spokesperson told The Daily Beast that "FOX has no comment" regarding Johnston's departure, or if it is even true.
Likewise is the same for Disney, which simply told The Daily Beast "we will not be providing a comment."
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Johnston is alleged to have been present during the January 6 riots, with peolpe equating him to a photo the FBI published while looking for tips.
Neither Johnston nor Fox or the staff behind Bob's Burgers have publicly confirmed that Johnston is the face on the FBI poster.
Johnston has not been arrested or charged with a crime, and has only been floated online by internet sleuths believing he closely resembles the man in the FBI poster.
In the photo and in a separate video, a man is seen wearing a green leather jacket and a camouflage neck gaiter that is seen alongside other rioters taking photos.
Dubbed suspect number 247 by the FBI, people made comparisons to the actor, who has a reputed fondness for the former president and is an associate of Gavin McInnes, the founder of the Proud Boys.
“I’m no detective, but I do know Jay. He said he was there. And that’s him in the picture. So…” tweeted Cassandra Church, who worked on Harmontown with Johnston.
Spencer Crittenden, who also starred on Harmontown, said that Johnston’s “also a craven Trump supporter and was there at the time” in a since-deleted tweet.
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