Outspoken actor Kevin Sorbo took aim at Timothée Chalamet and other stars he feels are not “manly” enough with a recent op-ed in which he urged filmmakers to “make Hollywood manly again.”
Perhaps best known for his portrayal of Hercules in several television movies and a multi-season series during the 1990s, Sorbo has more recently been featured in a number of faith-based projects, including “God’s Not Dead” and “Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist.”
Sorbo, who has argued that efforts to address toxic masculinity in American culture are an attack on masculinity itself, has also recently claimed that he has been canceled by Hollywood for being a Christian.
In his op-ed, Sorbo argued that “bold, confident, self-assured females” are too often upstaging “passive men” in film and television.
“Society today seriously misunderstands masculinity. On the one hand, we love to normalize androgynous, Billy Porter-type men who sport skirts and poofy dresses,” Sorbo wrote. Using “Dune” star Timothée Chalamet as an example, Sorbo indicated that GQ’s 2019 best-dressed man “often wears clothes that, well…let’s just say your grandfather wouldn’t have been caught dead dressed like Chalamet.”
However, Sorbo said that “ridiculing ‘betas’ like Dylan Mulvaney and Chalamet” isn’t enough to address the “masculinity crisis.”
“In order to go out and conquer the world, men must first conquer themselves,” Sorbo wrote. “Sadly, men today have often instead been conquered. We’ve been subdued by alcohol, drugs, video games, porn and other entertainment.”
Sorbo went on to argue that if men fall victim to their own “base desires, the feminist culture has won. You’re exactly the kind of wussy man they (think they) want you to be.”
“In reality, America today needs warriors; protectors; responsible and committed fathers…We need men who will raise their kids, defend their homes, provide for their families, and serve self-sacrificially,” wrote Sorbo, claiming that these are exactly the kinds of men “Hollywood refuses to portray.”
“It’s time for the world’s entertainment capital to reintroduce good men: men who love their wives and children, protect them, fight for what’s right, and speak up for the powerless,” argued Sorbo. “Men who, above all, have overcome their own selfish desires and are free to put others first.”