Xena's Lucy Lawless Lays Smackdown on Hercules' Kevin Sorbo for Antifa Conspiracy Theory

Xena's Lucy Lawless Lays Smackdown on Hercules' Kevin Sorbo for Antifa Conspiracy Theory

01/08/2021

Fans were eating it up as she took on her former ’90s TV ally after his response to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, with Lawless calling Sorbo an “enabler” — and that was the nicest thing she said.

Kevin Sorbo and Lucy Lawless stood side by side several times as the stars of “Hercules: The Legendary Journey” and its spinoff “Xena: Warrior Princess,” respectively.

The incredibly popular ’90s action TV series made both of them household names and stars — it took Wednesday’s insurrection in Washington to make them enemies.

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Lawless was absolutely ruthless in responding to her former co-star and colleague after he started sharing unfounded conspiracy theories that the rioters were actually from the extremist group antifa posing as Trump supporters.

The siege, which lasted several hours and has resulted in five deaths, including a police officer on Thursday, was an attack on the American democratic system, and its perpetrators were proudly maskless and sharing their faces across the world.

By and large, those who have been identified thus far have been right-wing extremists. Many people believe that President Trump’s incendiary comments prior to the siege during a rally (not to mention his baseless election fraud claims for weeks) incited the ensuing violence.

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Met with vitriol from members of both parties — and resulting already in several people resigning from the Trump White House, articles of impeachment being drawn up and calls for him to be removed via the 25th Amendment — there is zero tolerance right now for the unfounded and dangerous conspiracy theories so many Trump supporters have been espousing.

Perhaps that’s why Lawless was so ruthlessly effective in her takedown of Sorbo spreading unsubstantiated and unsupported claims that it was “Leftist agitators disguised as Trump supporters” who actually infiltrated and desecrated the U.S. Capitol.

“They don’t look like patriots to me,” he captioned his share of the false claims.

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“No, Peanut. They are not patriots,” Lawless shot back, calling him an enabler in her tags. “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.”

Sorbo had earlier doubled down on the claims, tweeting that “ANTIFA led the charge into the Capitol Building dressed as Trump supporters.

There is absolutely no evidence to support this, while there is growing evidence that pro-Trump and far-right groups were represented, according to Mashable.

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One of the main sources of the antifa conspiracy theory was an article from conservative-leaning The Washington Times, which claimed a little known facial recognition company called XRVision had identified two individuals involved in the riot as members of the supposed group.

The company has since denied that any images made by its software were made public and the Times has removed the article. But not before some members of Congress bought into the story as well, sharing similar sentiments to Sorbo’s share.

Sorbo has not responded to Lawless’ takedown, but fans were absolutely loving the exchange, with one declaring, “Always knew you’d win in that 1v1.” As others were heaping praise on her, a few started sharing clips from their shows of Xena literally beating down Hercules.

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