Cultural Winners & Losers: Nov. 14, 2017
Winner: Kevin Sorbo, Let There Be Light
Actor Kevin Sorbo – best known for playing the title role in the ’90s TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – just directed his first feature film titled Let There Be Light, which is also executive produced by his wife Sam as well as conservative Fox News host and radio broadcaster Sean Hannity. Alongside Sony’s animated Nativity movie The Star, this is one of the few religious movies to come out to theatres this year. He talks about the film in a recent Newsmax column.
It took a lot of courage to get made. And for that, Sorbo is a cultural winner.
Loser: GQ, Naming Colin Kaepernick Citizen of the Year
The NFL has been struggling mightily this year, losing droves of fans as well as experiencing declining TV ratings after years of dominating American sports. However, that hasn’t stopped GQ magazine, which is supposed to focus on men’s fashion, to make a questionable choice for Citizen of the Year.
They have chosen former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for that high honor, because apparently being the first NFL player to kneel and disrespect the country awards you a privilege by the press. A great subject for what is supposed to be a fashion magazine, right?
The editor of GQ, Jim Nelson, is a cultural loser.