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Kevin Sorbo said he was dropped by his agent and canceled by Hollywood because he’s a “Christian” and “conservative” after his career had taken off following his role in the ’90s TV show “Hercules.”
The 64-year-old actor told Fox News that he was “blackballed” in the entertainment industry, and his agent and manager told him his religious and political beliefs were to blame for why the offers for work dried up.
“It was sad to me, you know, my manager and agent for so many years said that we can’t get you jobs anymore, work with you because of you being a Christian, being a conservative,” Sorbo said.
“And I almost had to laugh at that because it’s an industry that screams for tolerance, and yet it’s a one-way street,” he added. “It screams for freedom of speech. But Hollywood’s a one-way street as well. And that’s just too bad, you know. But I love the industry. I love the movies and TV.”
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“It was really weird,” the actor continued. “I mean, here’s the thing. We have such a huge divide in our country right now, and it’s perpetuated by the mainstream media, perpetuated by movies, TV. I don’t harbor that kind of anger and hatred towards people. I have a different point of view.”
Kevin’s wife, Sam Sorbo, told the outlet that her husband was even kicked off LinkedIn and Facebook for his beliefs.
“Even LinkedIn took me down,” Sorbo said with a laugh. “They don’t like the truth. I say on [X, formerly Twitter], I said, ‘I need more conspiracy theories because all of mine came true.’ But did Facebook apologize for taking me down even though I was right? No, because they don’t like the truth. The truth is too difficult for some people to take.”
The comments came as Sorbo and his wife promoted their upcoming movie “Miracle in East Texas,” coming out of the couple’s Sorbo Studios in October. He said it’s a movie based on a true story “about love and hope and faith and laughter.”
Sorbo and Sam tied the knot in 1998 and have two sons, Braeden, 21, and Shane, 19, and a daughter, Octavia, 17.