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Saturday, February 18, 2017 

Left-wing feminists don't want Kevin Sorbo to appear on Supergirl, even in a villain's role

Heat Street recently told about the SJWs/feminists who were enraged about former Hercules: The Legendary Journeys actor Kevin Sorbo, an outspoken conservative, making a guest appearance on the Supergirl TV show:
...the feminist vertical The Mary Sue was not happy about the decision to cast Sorbo. “I guess it would be cool to have such a person join the cast,” declared Keisha Hatchett. “But I think in this case, his off-screen persona overshadows what he’s accomplished on the small screen.”

The Mary Sue writer went on to point out all the times the conservative actor voiced contentious views. He condemned Black Lives Matter for its role in the Ferguson race riots—making very emotional comments that he later apologized for. Sorbo spoke out against Hillary Clinton during the election, signal boosting articles that pointed out her campaign’s tactic of smearing anyone who wasn’t voting for her as a sexist.

For these sins, The Mary Sue calls him a “real life villain,” a term best used for criminals or people who hurt others. The comments were likewise filled with vitriol about the actor. “I hate that I spent so long watching this guy on TV,” wrote one user.
I wonder if they actually watched the series and its spinoff Xena: Warrior Princess at all. For all we know, they probably didn't. At the end of the article, an interesting comment is made:
...for a group of people that can’t tell Harry Potter apart from real life, it’s no surprise that they’d also have a hard time reconciling his politics and his on-screen persona.
This perfectly echoes my arguments about so-called readers who attack fictional characters - some quite gleefully, in fact - but never make any valid critiques of the writing that the fictional characters in question are saddled with.

One of the commenters also noted:
SG has already shown it is a worthless program. And with all the homosexual underlinings, not sure why anyone would watch it. Not to mention, it is one of the most poorly done shows in some time, and that is saying something with all the "reality" and PC programming garbage we are inundated with now.
So whatever Sorbo's role is like in the series, after all I've researched about it and the Arrow/Flash serials that preceded it, I don't see what makes it so big a deal. These shows are, unfortunately, products of a leftist mentality that exploits corporate-owned properties for their own agendas. And casting Sorbo in the role of a crook was probably the producers' intent all along, as revenge for his politics, even if they were willing to pay him well. The irony is that now, there's a certain PC crowd out there that apparently despises him so much they ostensibly won't even watch him cast as a villain. Granted, the ratings will determine in the end whether anybody's willing to leave their politics at the door, but personally, I just don't see the use in watching a program that's already become a political soapbox.

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