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Ex-Hercules star Sorbo rips ‘wussy’ ‘androgynous’ Hollywood

By CM Chaney · September 26, 2023

In brief…

  • Conservative actor Kevin Sorbo penned a controversial essay lamenting the lack of "manly men" in Hollywood.
  • The 65-year-old called out fellow actors Billy Porter and Timothée Chalamet for their "poofy" fashion choices.
  • Sorbo wants to see more male "warriors" and "protectors who put their family first."
Former "Hercules" star Kevin Sorbo stirred controversy by criticizing Hollywood's lack of masculine actors, calling new stars "androgynous."  Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America/Wikimied

American actor Kevin Sorbo has stirred controversy with his latest comments criticizing the lack of “manly men” in Hollywood.

Sorbo, best known for playing the muscle-bound mythic hero Hercules on TV in the 1990s, argued that today’s actors lack the masculine boldness he and others once portrayed.

“We love to normalize androgynous, Billy Porter-type men who sport skirts and poofy dresses,” Sorbo wrote in a column on the Fox News website. “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 argued that fathers on TV and in movies have “become the butt of every woke Hollywood jab” in recent years.

The actor called for more male “warriors” and “protectors who put their family first,” saying America needs men who exemplify traditional masculinity rather than “wussy” men.

“Society today seriously misunderstands masculinity,” he wrote.

Sorbo’s comments come on the heels of his previous controversial statements. Last month, he claimed his current obscurity in film was due to being “shut out” of Hollywood as payback for his conservative political viewpoints. He has also suggested the 2020 U.S. presidential election was affected by voter fraud to oust Donald Trump.