actor Kevin Sorbo was dropped from an upcoming appearance at ThunderCon, a fan convention in Ontario, Canada, due to his conservative political views.
"Freedom of speech is gone now. I don't know what I said that offended them," says Sorbo, who then suggests that it might be a "publicity stunt" by the convention.
Some fans had expressed their disapproval of Sorbo's invitation to the convention due to social media posts like this tweet he sent out last last month:
ThunderCon media manager Heather Dickson says "We didn't do our homework. Normally, we do checks, and we didn't. We didn't know that he's very active and vocal politically in ways that are distressing to our communities."
"You want the con to be a safe place. You want the con to be a place that is inclusive, and welcoming, and with somebody that has very, very public views ... against certain elements of the community, it just wouldn't be a comfortable space."source source source