Kevin Sorbo, the actor (IMDB) who played Hercules in the 1990s TV show that was featured in the viral “disappointed” YouTube video, unleashed a salvo of criticism against the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, on Thursday.
Sorbo, 55, deleted his long rant on Facebook, and he then issued an apology.
“Okay….I stand humiliated and humbled. My most sincere apologies for my post on the events in Ferguson. I posted out of frustration and anger over the violence and looting. My words were never meant to hurt the African-American community. My use of the word ‘losers’ was directed at those doing the looting and vandalising and violence toward others. Anyone who does that is a loser in my book. So I will not apologise to those who are looting stores and vandalising there own community (sic),” he said in a Facebook post.
He added: “To answer violence with violence is not the answer here. Real leaders need to emerge out of that community to deal with the problems with the excessive use of police force. I agree with you that the police action has only added to the reaction of the residents of Ferguson. Yes. I am an idiot and do hold myself accountable for the way my post came off.”
According to TMZ, Sorbo said in the now-deleted post that the “Ferguson riots have very little to do with the shooting of the young man.”
He then described the protesters as “an excuse to be the losers these animals truly are.” He added: “Hopefully this is a reminder to the African Americans ( I always thought we just Americans. Oh, well.) that their President the [sic] voted in has only made things worse for them, not better.”