TORONTO — Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri are “losers” and “animals,” according to former Hercules star Kevin Sorbo.
The shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer in the St. Louis suburb sparked nightly clashes with authorities and looting.
“Ferguson riots have very little to do with the shooting of the young man,” Sorbo wrote in a Facebook post. “It is an excuse to be the losers these animals truly are.
“It is a tipping point to frustration built up over years of not trying, but blaming everyone else, The Man, for their failures. It’s always someone else’s fault when you give up.”
The famously conservative actor added: “Hopefully this is a reminder to the African Americans (I always thought we just Americans. Oh, well.) that their President the (sic) voted in has only made things worse for them, not better.”
Sorbo, 55, also posted an excerpt from an article by Jewish World Review contributor Alicia Colon in which she criticizes the media’s coverage of Brown’s shooting.
In his Facebook post, the actor was also critical of the media and said the police officer who shot Brown was “victimized a second time” when his identity was made public.
While most of Sorbo’s Facebook followers agreed with his comments, others challenged him.
“I always thought you were a Christian, but Christians do not go around judging people like you did with that statement,” commented Cindy Evans-McWhorter.
Matthew Wilemon was more succinct. “Holy s*** I didn’t know Hercules was so racist.”
Sorbo’s comments also got reactions on Twitter.
Thank you Kevin Sorbo. Your White supremacists views justify what us animals have been complaining about. We have no rights.
— Es Kearl (@EsKearl) August 21, 2014
Apparently @ksorbs is an awful racist. He is the latest wonder boy among evangelicals as he promotes film “God’s Not Dead” and racist rants.
— Dave Blok (@Dblok110) August 21, 2014
I guess now we know why Kevin Sorbo’s Hercules didn’t have any gospel singers… #HeroToZero
— Tony Goldmark (@tonygoldmark) August 21, 2014
I guess the world was waiting for Kevin Sorbo to weigh in on #Ferguson. Who is Kevin Sorbo again? Hercules? No, that’s The Rock.
— James Crampton (@JimCramptonWPG) August 21, 2014
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