Actor Kevin Sorbo, whom you may know as Captain Dylan Hunt from the space opera Andromeda, caused quite a scene on Twitter following a scene at a Starbucks in Southern California.
As California has reinstated indoor mask mandates to curb the spread of the ever-growing delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, Sorbo decided to grandstand about his refusal to don one when an employee asked him to put on a mask.
It went as well as you'd expect.
i’m not proud of this but i just made a scene in public for the first time in my life. I walked into Starbucks and… https://t.co/QFXXRZlFN0— Kevin Sorbo (@Kevin Sorbo) 1626810221.0
@ksorbs Translation: I screamed at some low-wage workers today because right wing media highjacked my brain with u… https://t.co/W4KUWDNQse— लम्जुङे TJ Lee Williams. (@लम्जुङे TJ Lee Williams.) 1626813497.0
@ksorbs Aw, you'll find another job.— Dennis Perkins (@Dennis Perkins) 1626900800.0
@ksorbs Well- other people have the right to not catch Covid from you. Stay out of responsable businesses that care… https://t.co/mrqvafdQ0Y— Liz McCalley Birmingham (@Liz McCalley Birmingham) 1626813539.0
@ksorbs Guess we need to add masks to this. (During a deadly pandemic 🙄🙄🙄🙄) https://t.co/muFtCjYcSI— 🌊 sassy-redhead-says-what? 🐞🦉🦋 (@🌊 sassy-redhead-says-what? 🐞🦉🦋) 1626838262.0
Sorbo has an extremely inflammatory Twitter account, often posting racist rhetoric and pro-Trump propaganda, alongside anti-science conspiracy theories.
While this is not a surprising development from him, Twitter found it all the more repulsive.
“…not proud…” yet inexplicably tweeting about it is a weird flex but ok, whoever you are. https://t.co/zEWUJrCHM2— Robin Tressler White (@Robin Tressler White) 1626921489.0
So you went into a Starbucks and acted like an entitled jackass because they wanted to protect themselves and other… https://t.co/Fn45idLKRS— Tanesha, RN 👩🏾⚕️🩺💉🏥 (@Tanesha, RN 👩🏾⚕️🩺💉🏥) 1626919372.0
Who are you? https://t.co/K4aoAWXUta— Ruth Ritter (@Ruth Ritter) 1626919198.0
I am sure the baristas were relieved to not have to serve that insufferable windbag. https://t.co/77GYtSRTXc— Erica/TC Underground (@Erica/TC Underground) 1626918866.0
Sorbo is also a proponent of the conspiracy theory that the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol was perpetrated by "antifa" rather than supporters of former President Donald Trump.
First time you’ve made a scene in your life? I’m glad you also acknowledge that your acting is trash. https://t.co/Tft1HVcN4y— Natalie (@Natalie) 1626915419.0
Oh, Karen Sorbo… bless your heart. #DopesWillWhine https://t.co/07vGo0YnxC— Bruce Rheins (@Bruce Rheins) 1626911001.0
Wow his stupidity is reaching new levels. Why would anyone tweet something like this? https://t.co/BEZmbbzq9r— Laurel J. (@Laurel J.) 1626909607.0
A couple baristas did something no one else has done in years: Saw Kevin Sorbo act. https://t.co/dAo871L7or— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer) 1626918202.0
Sorbo's Twitter continues to fill up with inflammatory Tweets and doesn't show any signs of stopping.
Hopefully future Starbucks employees will be spared his childish antics.