Xena slams Hercules: Lucy Lawless calls out former costar Kevin Sorbo over Antifa conspiracy theory
Sorbo, who played the titular hero on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and reprised the role in its spin-off Xena, quote-tweeted a conspiracy theory that the left-wing movement Antifa was actually to blame for the breach, and not supporters of President Donald Trump. The tweet amplified by Sorbo included a photo of rioters that has been labeled by Twitter as manipulated media.
"Do these look like Trump supporters?" the tweet by Rogan O'Handley said. "Or Leftist agitators disguised as Trump supporters…"
Sorbo, an outspoken Trump supporter, insinuated the same, writing, "They don't look like patriots to me…"
Yet there has been no evidence that Antifa activists were part of the mob that stormed the Capitol, according to fact-checkers from The New York Times, PolitiFact, BuzzFeed News, Snopes, and other outlets.
Lawless sardonically agreed with Sorbo before slamming him for being part of the problem.
"No, Peanut. They are not Patriots. They are your flying monkeys, homegrown terrorists, QAnon actors," she responded. "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."
Lawless played the titular heroine in Xena, which ran from 1995 to 2001. She and Sorbo made appearances on each other's shows and in TV movies, but it doesn't look like they'll be working together again anytime soon.