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Actor Kevin Sorbo’s name was trending on Twitter on Monday due to comments the “Hercules” and “God’s Not Dead” star posted over the weekend concerning sex, abortion, and immigration.
Sorbo, an open Christian, set the Internet ablaze with these three controversial tweets, which quickly went viral:
“If women are upset at Trump’s naughty words, who in the hell bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray?” the actor wrote on Sunday.
If women are upset at Trump’s naughty words, who in the hell bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray?
— Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs) June 16, 2019
Here, Sorbo is rehashing President Trump’s comments made in the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape, which were leaked right before the 2016 presidential election. Bragging about how many women he gets to have relations with because he’s famous, Trump boasted to then-host Billy Bush that women let him “grab ‘em by the p****.” The conversation took place off-air.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” is an erotic novel released in 2011 centering around BDSM.
Later in the day, Sorbo hit on illegal immigration and gun control: “68 people were killed in mass shootings in 2018. Did you know that about 2000 were killed by illegal aliens? Just saying. Build the wall. #BuildTheWall #BuildThatWall.”
— Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs) June 16, 2019
Sorbo’s claim that some 2,000 Americans are killed by illegal immigrants was widely decried online, but seems to be legitimate, according to Daniel Horowitz at Conservative Review (emphasis added):
“Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released its annual report on deportations and the numbers are startling. In FY 2018, ICE made 158,581 administrative arrests, of which 138,117 had a prior criminal record. The total of 542,798 criminal convictions and arrests accrued between these aliens is simply astounding. … Every one of these crimes, by definition, is avoidable because the perpetrators shouldn’t be here in the first place, and indeed, wouldn’t be here if not for the magnets, lack of a border wall, and sanctuary cities and courts. Two thousand twenty-eight homicide offenses, 5,562 robberies, 11,766 weapons offenses, 50,753 assault charges, 76,585 dangerous drug charges, 80,730 DUIs, and over 12,000 sexual offenses.”
And on Sunday night, Sorbo followed up with a tweet about “morals,” including the issue of abortion.
“A party that supports abortion over Life, illegals aliens over its citizens, and refugees over its veterans is going to lecture me on morals. Don’t think so,” he wrote.
A party that supports abortion over Life, illegals aliens over its citizens, and refugees over its veterans is going to lecture me on morals. Don’t think so.
— Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs) June 17, 2019
Sorbo has condemned abortion many times. In 2018, for example, the actor and his wife Sam Sorbo denounced abortion as “evil.”
“Secular humanists have made the word abortion sound like a woman’s right, synonymous with health care, female empowerment, standing for women’s issues, a choice, a solution; anything but the truth,” the couple wrote in a op-ed for CNS News. “The truth is, however, abortion is the termination of life. It is just a euphemism for murder because the only reason to get an abortion is to avoid the potential of birth – a human birth.”
“We dress it up with ‘my body, my choice,’ but it is still a life inside of a woman’s womb, and that life is still extinguished by the brutal procedure of abortion,” the duo added.
The three tweets from Sorbo, which are far outside the Hollywood norm, garnered nearly 100,000 “likes” in total and generated thousands of replies in less than 24 hours.