The former “Hercules” star, Kevin Sorbo, had enough of the “hug a looter” stuff he was seeing in the media and decided to say something about it on Facebook. He has since deleted the post and gone on to publicly recant it. Thanks to Salon, however, you can still get a good bit of the text of the rant.
“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 [sic] voted in has only made things worse for them, not better.”
Later, the b-list actor appeared on TMZ live to discuss the post.
It was a broad stroke, he said. It was stupid of him to post it and he apologized.
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