Lesbian icon, straight ally and Xena actress Lucy Lawless ripped into her Hercules co-star Kevin Sorbo on Twitter this week after Sorbo tweeted what appeared to be an encouragement of the attempted coup at the Capitol building.
“They don’t look like patriots to me…” Sorbo posted, along with a re-tweet from right-winger Rogan O’Handley. O’Handley had tweeted a picture of some of the Trump terrorists in the Capitol, along with the caption “Do these look like Trump supporters? Or Leftist agitators disguised as Trump supporters…”
For the uninformed, Trump’s allies on Fox News, OAN and on the internet have furthered the baseless and debunked theory that the terrorists who attacked the Capitol were not actually Trump supporters, but were actually far-leftists in disguise. Twitter actually flagged both O’Handley and Sorbo’s tweets with a “manipulated media” warning.
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Lawless, having spotted Sorbo’s apparent endorsement of the debunked theory, didn’t stay silent.
No, Peanut. They are not Patriots. They are your flying monkeys,homegrown terrorists, QAnon actors. They are the douchebags that go out and do the evil bidding of people like you who like to wind them up like toys and let them do their worst. #keepingYourFilthyHandsclean #enabler
— Lucy Lawless (@RealLucyLawless) January 7, 2021
“No, Peanut,” Lawless tweeted. “They are not Patriots. They are your flying monkeys, homegrown terrorists, QAnon actors. They are the douchebags that go out and do the evil bidding of people like you who like to wind them up like toys and let them do their worst.”
The jibe takes on a very personal dimension considering Sorbo & Lawless’s history together. New Zealand-born Lawless became a star in the US when she appeared as Xena opposite Sorbo’s Hercules in three episodes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. The character proved so popular that she landed her own spinoff, Xena: Warrior Princess. Lawless & Sorbo would continue to work together on both series, and in a subsequent animated film that re-teamed their characters. The pair also frequently appear together at fan conventions.
Kevin Sorbo has attracted criticism in the past, both for his support of Donald Trump as well as for perceived antisemitic remarks. Lawless, by contrast, has become an outspoken environmentalist and ally of the LGBTQ community, having joined the activist group Greenpeace and championed marriage equality. Xena maintains a devoted lesbian fanbase, and Lawless is widely regarded as something of a queer icon.
It’s pretry sweet that Lawless has remained a darling among sci-fi fans while Sorbo has become a largely forgotten C-List actor. Pretty sure the last thing I saw him in was one of the Star Gate series c2004.
Lawless leaned into the camp of her character and the love of her queer fans, and it’s served her very well.
Lawless is just pissed that Kevin is sexier and better looking than her. Get over it Lucy
No matter what screename you’re under you always are so full of lies.
Let’s see Lawless still has a career including a turn in Battlestar, one of the best Sci Fi shows. Meanwhile Sorbo has been forgotten.
But he supports racism and hates LGBTQ people so you’re do anything you can to defend him.
@kieran Kick rocks no one cares what you have to say.
Actually, he was on Supergirl a short while back as the father of Mon-El, and prior to that was on an episode of Hawaii Five-O.; he also had a stroke, which why he didn’t act for a while.
Gandalf The Grey
@Kieren, you are one of those self-hating Log Cabin Republicans closet cases. Out behind a screen name and that’s about it!
The big sky
Oh please, Sorbos head looks like an old pillow case full of spanners; he was never much of an actor and now it’s clear he’s a conspiracy pishtrumpet.
Sorbo was a pretty face with a nice bod. No brain and no ethics.
Hahaha! She’s great
Think the last thing Sorbo did was the mighty epic – Meet the Spartans – a gayish parody of The 300 – where he had to hold hands with another guy and skip to battle – I could be wrong about he battle part as I only saw clips on Youtube, but he seemed to fill the gay part quite well
Love Lucy. So underrated in the great series, “Spartacus.” When her character was unceremoniously killed (suicide?), the series lost its luster. Good for her for speaking out. After all, how many of us have lost friends during the orange Cheeto’s reign of terror?
That’s Lucy FLAWless, thank you.
FYI, she has a murder mystery show set in Melbourne on Acorn.com — “My Life is Murder”. Not on the level of Agatha Christie, but enjoyable.
Has anyone seen Sorbo lately? He’s as ugly on the outside as he is on the inside now. He’s a has been like fellow losers Chachi and Kirstie Alley. They are not wanted in Hollywood anymore so now they’re trying to get attention bc no one gives a F about them anymore
Gandalf The Grey
I love it!
Sorbo’s about as sharp as a sack of mealy flour and less attractive. Lucy Lawless rocks!
Back to @Kieran, are you still slobbering over Don the Con? I saw that your beloved GOP token gay Richard Grenell was parroting this garbage about fascist Don the Con Trump’s domestic terrorist coup participants who stormed the Capitol being Antifa. How stupid do he and Sorbo think most people are? Those fascistic fanatics were clear Con Man Trump lovers, to the bone, as well as neo-Nazis, White supremacists, Q-wackjobs, Three Percenters, and all the rest. We saw the “Camp Auschwitz” t-shirt, and the one claiming 6 million dead in the Holocaust wasn’t enough. Don the Corrupt Clown Trump’s fascist shock troops were screaming out calls to hang the Republican VP, killing cops, planting pipe bombs, carrying assault rifles, having napalm at the ready, etc. Many of the traitorous morons recorded themselves and broadcast it online. These are not actions the vast majority of Americans will soon forget!
Antifa = anti-FASCIST. The deranged, cowardly, psychopathic, treasonous Don the Con is an arch-fascist, as the US and the rest of the world got to see for themselves on Wednesday.
This site needs a Xenia appreciation post, it really was amazing for its time and honestly such a cornerstone for LGBT representation!!
He’s found his niche, sort of the Kirk Cameron entertainment path.
At least Kirk has been consistent.
He became born again when he was still really popular. Sorbo just seems to be on the Xtian film circuit because that’s all who’ll have him.
Every time I hear his name I have to pause a moment to think, “Sorbo? Sorbo?” Sorry to hear about the stroke, though that could explain his politics.
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