Kevin Sorbo has a tendency to speak his mind on the topics that he believes in, such as Christianity and the need to keep socialism out of America. His willingness to speak out on the issues has even managed to get him black listed in Hollywood. Some believe that his herculean performance in Gods Not Dead may have redeemed him from his past remarks. Then, he decided to speak up on his thoughts of the Ferguson Missouri protesters. Calling them ‘Animals’ and ‘Losers’ on his Facebook page may have set him two steps backward once again.
“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.”
Kevin Sorbo has a right to his opinion, just as everyone else does, He goes on to display an article by Alicia Colon of Jewish World Review that blames the media for the continued rioting and foolish behaviors.
“The media’s frenzy that descended upon Ferguson, Mo. once again demonstrates its complete ignorance of life in the inner city. Anyone who has survived the barrios and the ghettos would recognize the usual cast of characters that converge on these incidents and would stay far away from them. But no-these media lapdogs shove mikes in their faces and actually believe their ‘eyewitness’ versions that nearly always turn out to be bogus and nothing other than a self-serving photo op.”
Many of Kevin Sorbo’s Facebook Followers seem to agree with him and the article that he pasted into his status update, however there is some backlash among fans that feel his comments were racist. Cindy Evans-McWHorter is one of those fans.
“an excuse to be the losers these animals truly are”, is one of the most racist statements I’ve heard in a long time, Mr. Sorbo. I always thought you were a Christian, but Christians do not go around judging people like you did with that statement. I do not condone violence. I believe we’re all human and all make mistakes, even you. And your statement proves that. I am going to unlike your facebook page now, because as a person living in the United States in the year 2014 I believe that racism is just wrong – be it by whites, blacks, or any other shade of brown your skin happens to be. Remember, you will be judged with the same measuring stick by which you judge!”
A representative for Kevin Sorbo has not returned the calls of TMZ, who reached out for more information behind the Facebook rant. Although it is doubtful that his comments were intentionally racist, they are the type of remarks that will not help to diffuse the situation, but assist in its escalation instead. As a public figure, many believe that his comments should have been kept to himself.
Whether in agreement with Kevin Sorbo, or not, everyone can agree that there may be a better way to handle the situation and tragedy that transpired in Ferguson Missouri.
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