Oh, Kevin Sorbo. Sick of being remembered as “that guy who was Hercules in the ’90s,” Sorbo’s apparently decided to make himself known as “that homophobic, racist douchebag on the internet who was also Hercules in the ’90s.” His latest attempt at getting noticed compares Dreamers to Nazis. The Kevin Sorbo tweet reads:
Only in America are legal citizens labeled “racists” and “Nazis,” but illegal aliens are called “Dreamers.”
We probably don’t need to break down why this statement is so baffling, but here we go anyway:
“Dreamers” are called that because of the DREAM Act, an update to the DACA (or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. “Dreamers,” though a snazzy term, merely refers to people’s immigration status. (Also, “illegal aliens” is a racist, gross term.)
While Twitter came out with some choice words for Sorbo, Chrissy Teigen truly won the internet with her four-word response.
The all-time best response to the moronic Kevin Sorbo tweet:
hot take, boy xena
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 13, 2018
Kevin Sorbo’s history of right-wingery
Though Sorbo was big in the ’90s with the success of the campy Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, his star fell after that show. Sorbo himself blames Hollywood for not booking him after he came out as conservative. (We posit: Perhaps he’s just not that good an actor?)
While Sorbo hasn’t really spoken much about the LGBTQ community, last year he spoke at the Value Voters Conference, a conservative political gathering hosted by the homophobic hate group the Family Research Council (FRC).
On the other hand, Sorbo has previously spoken out in favor of racially profiling Muslims. Given that, it’s not particularly surprising he’s not a fan of DACA.
No wonder we always preferred Xena: Warrior Princess.