Actor Kevin Sorbo has played many roles during his lengthy Hollywood career. However, the 64-year-old actor is best known for his portrayal of “Hercules” in a number of movies and the successfully syndicated show that ran from 1995 to 1999. Hercules was the most successful syndicated show in history at the time and actually spawned a popular line of action figures while rocketing Sorbo to worldwide fame.
Though he portrayed the half-man, half-god in a most memorable fashion, there has been one battle he hasn’t been able to win; cancellation. Sorbo is an outspoken Christian and conservative, and he also is a supporter of former President Trump. In Hollywood, none of those things wins you any favor or work.
Even though the pendulum seems to be swinging back towards common sense and away from the far-left woke agenda, as always, Hollywood is the last holdout. Kevin Sorbo is on a long list of celebs shunned by the Hollywood establishment.
Hercules, however, is fighting back. Sorbo recently went into detail about why he was blackballed from Hollywood. He said: “It was sad to me, you know, my manager and agent for so many years said that we can’t get you jobs anymore, work with you because of you being a Christian, being a conservative. And I almost had to laugh at that because it’s an industry that screams for tolerance, and yet it’s a one-way street. It screams for freedom of speech. But Hollywood’s a one-way street as well. And that’s just too bad, you know. But I love the industry. I love the movies and TV.”
As is usually the case with one-way streets, if you go the opposite direction, you get run over, and actors like Sorbo, James Woods, Gina Carano, and others have been run over by the leftist agenda. However, Sorbo refuses to be silenced simply for speaking his truths, even if Facebook, LinkedIn, and others disagree. He continued: “It was really weird. I mean, here’s the thing. We have such a huge divide in our country right now, and it’s perpetuated by the mainstream media, perpetuated by movies, TV. I don’t harbor that kind of anger and hatred towards people. I have a different point of view.”
In Hollywood, having a different point of view gets you unemployed. On social media, it gets you banned, as is the case with Sorbo and Facebook: “Even LinkedIn took me down. They don’t like the truth. I say on [X, formerly Twitter], I said, ‘I need more conspiracy theories because all of mine came true.’ But did Facebook apologize for taking me down even though I was right? No, because they don’t like the truth. The truth is too difficult for some people to take.”
Since Hollywood has shunned Sorbo, as so many have done, he has taken matters into his own hands. He and his wife formed “Sorbo Studios” and are releasing a full-length film in October called “Miracle in East Texas.” He described it thusly: “about love and hope and faith and laughter.”
Undoubtedly the movie will be devoid of woke themes and virtue signaling, and will be a faith-based film meant to inspire and actually entertain. That seems to be a direction Hollywood has forgotten. Hopefully the movie can take on a life of its own like “The Sound of Freedom,” and strong word of mouth can get Sorbo’s uplifting message out to more people.
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