Kevin Sorbo is a Hollywood actor known for his conservative stance, unafraid to share his political viewpoints. On Thursday, Sorbo addressed the riots and ensuing chaos in Ferguson by posting a controversial rant on his personal Facebook page.
“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.”
He didn’t stop there but went on to address the media for the part they have played in this hysteria, blaming them for perpetuating the uproar.
“One of the Ferguson looters, DeAndre Smith, was interviewed by the Washington Post fresh from looting a QuikTrip and said: “I’m proud of us. We deserve this, and this is what’s supposed to happen when there’s injustice in your community.” Want the riots to end in Ferguson? Ban the media who are nothing more than agitators promoting the circus environment and inciting outsiders to join in the frenzy.”
As TPNN points out, of course “the race baiters took his comments out of context, accusing him of calling all blacks losers and animals when it was clear that he was speaking specifically about those committing the acts of violence, looting, and riots in Ferguson.”
In response to the negative feedback, Sorbo posted another status to clarify his intention with the post and to apologize for offending anyone who took his comments as racist.
“Okay….I stand humiliated and humbled. My most sincere apologies for my post on the events in Ferguson. I posted out of frustration and anger over the violence and looting. My words were never meant to hurt the African-American community. My use of the word “losers’ was directed at those doing the looting and vandalising and violence toward others. Anyone who does that is a loser in my book. So I will not apologise to those who are looting stores and vandalising there own community. I am very sorry for the police shooting. To answer violence with violence is not the answer here. Real leaders need to emerge out of that community to deal with the problems with the excessive use of police force. I agree with you that the police action has only added to the reaction of the residents of Ferguson. Yes. I am an idiot and do hold myself accountable for the way my post came off.”
It is never easy to stand against the rising tide of opposition; and although Sorbo knows many do not share his point of view, he handled the situation in a courteous fashion.
It’s good to see that there are those in Hollywood who will not back down from what they believe. Bravo, Kevin.
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