If there’s anything that Kevin Sorbo should have learned in his time as an actor, it’s that you don’t mess with a badass woman. She’ll win every time.
The washed up muscle man, best known for playing Hercules on television, got a sharp reminder when he came up short during a Twitter battle with Lucy Lawless, his female counterpart who portrayed Xena, the warrior princess.
Sorbo, one of a handful of washed up former television stars who rabidly support Donald Trump, joined the chorus of conspiracy theorists online – like former congress member Michele Bachmann (R-MN) – who are claiming that Wednesday’s insurrection at the Capitol building was spawned by liberals instead of Trump supporters. Five people died during the riot.
Trump apologists have started pushing the theory to deflect blame from their own cheerleading of Trump’s racist policies and baseless election fraud claims. So when Sorbo retweeted the claim and endorsed it, Lawless whipped out her sword and cut off him off at the knees.
Many of the people who stormed the seat of government are believers in the QAnon conspiracy theory. The conspiracy theory, promoted by Trump, claims that a shadowy international cabal of Satanic pedophiles and cannibals – the “Deep State” – secretly pull the levers of power and has opposed Trump’s presidency to preserve their own nefarious plans. The followers believe politicians and celebrities like Hillary Clinton and Tom Hanks the group Trump seeks to expose.
“Do these look like Trump supporters? Or Leftist agitators disguised as Trump supporters?” one user asked on the social media site, posting a photo of a handful of the insurrectionists posing in the U.S. Capitol after overrunning police. At least two of the men have been identified; one of the men, dubbed the Q Shaman, was upset he was being described as a liberal plant since he’s been a major MAGA icon.
“They don’t look like patriots to me,” Sorbo responded.
And that’s when Xena jumped into the fray.
They don’t look like patriots to me… https://t.co/ABZG2s0G4v
— Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs) January 6, 2021
“No, Peanut. They are not Patriots. They are your flying monkeys, homegrown terrorists,” Lawless responded to Sorbo. “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.”
She included the hashtag #enabler at the end of her post.
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
Damn. I'm not a kid anymore but Xena is still beating Hercules's ass after all these years.
— Deon🌹🇺🇸 (@VitaminDeon) January 8, 2021
— General Eisenfaust, M.Ed., B.A. (@gen_eisenfaust) January 7, 2021