Kevin Sorbo, who you probably don't remember as the star of the TV show Hercules, has attempted an attention-grabbing rebrand today on his Facebook page. He wants the world to know he's not just an authority on slaying mythical beasts but an expert on the American racial politics at the root of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Here's what he had to say:
Ferguson riots have very little to do with the shooting of the young man. 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. Hopefully this is a reminder to the African Americans ( I always thought we just Americans. Oh, well.) that their President the voted in has only made things worse for them, not better. [sic]
Ironically, Sorbo has complained in the past that his religious and conservative views have kept him from advancing in Hollywood. "There's a negativity towards Christians in Hollywood," Sorbo told Fox News in March, "and a negativity towards people who believe in God." Today's outburst shows that there's maybe a better explanation for why Sorbo's career hasn't gone places post-Hercules: advertisers don't like racists.