- Then They Came for Hercules: Facebook Removes Conservative Actor Kevin Sorbo’s Account with 500,000 Followers
Facebook has deleted the official account of actor Kevin Sorbo, marking the latest Big Tech takedown of a conservative. Sorbo, an avowed Donald Trump supporter, has been openly critical of Covid-19 restrictions.
Sorbo, who starred in 1990s television series ‘Hercules: The Legendary Journeys’, said on Twitter Friday that Facebook shut down his account, which had more than 500,000 followers. It was not immediately clear why the tech giant took such drastic action against Sorbo, who has courted controversy for doubting the effectiveness of masks amid the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as for his unwavering support of ex-president Donald Trump after the Capitol riot.
Sorbo himself gave no explanation for the shutdown and provided a link to a new Facebook page. The erasure of Sorbo’s account has been cheered on by his opponents.
Some jokingly suggested that he should join forces with axed ‘Mandalorian’ star Gina Carano, who was canceled from the hit show after her post against political intolerance triggered a wave of liberal outrage and accusations of anti-Semitism.
Facebook has deleted my official account with over 500,000 followers
I have created a new page, spread the word!https://t.co/qQEfUEXjU0
— Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs) February 12, 2021