Kevin Sorbo, showing off his Herculean strength, swung at “woke Hollywood,” saying that its influence had led to a “crisis of masculinity.”
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys’ leading actor wrote a divisive essay called “Let’s make Hollywood Manly Again,” in which he criticized the “kind of wussy man” who populates modern Hollywood.
Specifically, Sorbo argues that the rise of androgynous males who “sport skirts and poofy dresses” and “self-assured women upstage passive men” is ruining the arena that was once a fertile ground for macho, brawny men to constructively affect society.
Read on to find out more about Sorbo’s controversial viewpoint!
Fans of Kevin Sorbo, who played Hercules on the hit show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, fawned over his shoulder-length hair and ripped physique, which he flaunted in a pair of braided leather leggings and a leather vest.
But in his piece “Let’s Make Hollywood Manly Again,” Sorbo, 65, argues that he was channeling the “brawny macho” male who “heavily populated” our beloved movies back in the day.
“Society today seriously misunderstands masculinity,” the Minnesotan native says.
Sorbo, a devout Christian who has been attacked for his conservative views, defends the necessity of machismo tropes.
With statements like “America today needs warriors, protectors, and responsible and committed fathers,” fans of Sorbo’s old program, Xena: Warrior Princess, may be left wondering what his co-star, Lucy Lawless, would say. Because “we need men who will raise their kids, defend their homes, provide for their families, and serve self-sacrificially–all of which is impossible if they are dissipated and addicted to pleasure.”
Sorbo says the world is in danger and blames “woke Hollywood” for the decline of manhood.
The actress begins by speculating on the history of women and claiming that the “popular feminist maxim” defines “Hollywood’s endemic anti-man ethos.”
“…from recent ‘girl-boss’ movies to more male-oriented films, all of which include an obligatory nod to the superior strength, intelligence and independence of womankind.” If that wasn’t enough, he continues, “Everywhere we look, bold, confident, self-assured females upstage passive men who recede quietly into the background. Into the basement. Into the past.”
The Andromeda star then attacks ambisexual style.
Award-winning actors like Timothée Chalamet (Dune) and Billy Porter (Pose), according to Sorbo, are examples of how the current androgynous fashion trend is exacerbating “the crisis of masculinity.”
Known for his carefree and fun sense of style, Chalamet made news when he wore a highly feminine bright red, halter-top jumpsuit to the 2022 Venice Film Festival. And Porter is a self-assured fashionista who walks down the street as if it were his personal catwalk.
“On the one hand, we love to normalize androgynous, Billy Porter-type men who sport skirts and poofy dresses,” Sorbo said. “GQ’s 2019 best-dressed man, Timothée Chalamet, for example, often wears clothes that, well…let’s just say your grandfather wouldn’t have been caught dead dressed like Chalamet.”
Sorbo was critical of the transgender rights activist and TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney, who was a Bud Light sponsored athlete.
“No. In fact, you can work out and dress like a man’s man–ridiculing ‘betas’ like Dylan Mulvaney and Chalamet–and still fall prey to the masculinity crisis.”
The actor continues to criticize contemporary masculinity by asserting that a feminist uprising has enslaved men to drugs, alcohol, video games, and porn.
“It doesn’t really matter what end of the masculinity spectrum you fall on; if you’re a victim to your own base desires, the feminist culture has won,” the Andromeda star said. “You’re exactly the kind of wussy man they (think they) want you to be.”
The vocal Christian conservative of recent years has claimed that his “cancellation” is a direct outcome of his convictions.
Fox News interviewed Sorbo in 2019 to promote his faith-based film Miracle in East Texas, and he revealed the reasons for the Hollywood boycott.
“It was sad to me, you know, my manager and agent for so many years said that we can’t get you jobs anymore [or] work with you because of you being a Christian, being a conservative.” Highlighting the hypocrisy, Sorbo continues, “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. It screams for freedom of speech. But Hollywood’s a one-way street as well. And that’s just too bad, you know.”
The “crisis of masculinity” essay he wrote can’t assist his case.
It’s not just Sorbo.
Not just Sorbo brazenly espouses dubious beliefs, which are frequently based on conservative ideology.
The Candace actor from Full House Cameron Bure openly backed intolerant beliefs and praised the Republican party on multiple occasions.
After an Oregon bakery refused to prepare a cake for a lesbian wedding in 2015, she defended the business.
Speaking on the The View, Cameron Bure explained “I don’t think this is discrimination at all. This is about freedom of association.” She continued, “It’s about constitutional rights. It’s about First Amendment rights. We do have the right to still choose who we associate with.”
Kid Rock, a rock singer whose lyrics often give the impression that he adheres to extreme right-wing principles, has justified his usage of the homophobic slur “F-word.”
In 2021, the Michigan-born hip hop-rocker wrote on X, then known as Twitter, “If Kid Rock using the word f* offends you, good chance you are one.” Before signing off as Bob Ritchie, his birth name, Kid continued, “Either way, I know he has a lot of love for his gay friends, and I will have a talk with him. Have a nice day.”
If Kid Rock using the word faggot offends you, good chance you are one. Either way, I know he has a lot of love for his gay friends and I will have a talk with him. Have a nice day. -Bob Ritchie— KidRock (@KidRock) June 9, 2021
Candace Owens, a political analyst who spews hatred in all directions, expressed her unpopular opinions on the entertainment business and its transgender employees and fans.
Speaking on Harry Styles 2020’s Vogue cover where he appeared wearing a skirt, she said: “There is no society that can survive without strong men. The East knows this.” She continued, “In the West, the steady feminization of our men at the same time that Marxism is being taught to our children is not a coincidence. It is an outright attack. Bring back manly men.”
Sorbo, meantime, paraphrases C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) as follows: “Since it is so likely that they will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise, you are making their destiny not brighter but darker.”
The man continued, “It’s time for the world’s entertainment capital to reintroduce good men: men who love their wives and children, protect them, fight for what’s right, and speak up for the powerless. Men who, above all, have overcome their own selfish desires and are free to put others first.”
We make an effort not to pass judgment and to respect the beliefs of others, yet it can be challenging to see certain people bulldoze everything in their way.
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According to Kevin Sorbo’s piece, the reason why women and children need “masculine,” “manly” men who are “warriors” and who can “protect them and speak up for the powerless” is because these men don’t exist.
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