Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless is speaking out against her former costar Kevin Sorbo after he endorsed an unfounded far-right conspiracy theory on Twitter.
“Do these look like Trump supporters? Or Leftist agitators disguised as Trump supporters…” reads the tweet, which includes a photo flagged by Twitter as “manipulated media.”
“They don’t look like patriots to me…” Sorbo wrote alongside his retweet.
No, Peanut. They are not Patriots. They are your flying monkeys,homegrown terrorists, QAnon actors. They are the douchebags that go out and do the evil bidding of people like you who like to wind them up like toys and let them do their worst. #keepingYourFilthyHandsclean #enabler
— Lucy Lawless (@RealLucyLawless) January 7, 2021
“No, Peanut. They are not Patriots,” Lawless replied, going on to slam the actor’s endorsement of the conspiracy theory.
“They are your flying monkeys, homegrown terrorists, QAnon actors,” she continued. “They are the d—–bags that go out and do the evil bidding of people like you who like to wind them up like toys and let them do their worst. #keepingYourFilthyHandsclean #enabler.”
Sorbo starred in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 1995 to 1999. He worked with Lawless when he reprised his role as Hercules in the spinoff Xena, which starred Lawless in the titular role from 1995 to 2001.
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