Actor Antonio Sabato Jr., the once adored Jagger Cates of General Hospital, spoke with Variety about his recent appearance as as a speaker at the Republic National Convention in support of their presidential nominee, Donald Trump.
Following his speech at the RNC, Sabato claims that he’s been bullied endlessly in the days following. Not only online, but by Hollywood directors who have blacklisted him.
In a statement Antonio related: “I think this country allows you freedom of speech. Anybody should be allowed to say whatever they want. When you’re in my business, you can’t talk about (conservative)politics. You just can’t. You’re attacked viciously in a way that I’ve never been attacked before. On Twitter, there’s been name calling, and celebrities attacking me. That’s fine. I see it, but I don’t read it. I block them and delete them and move on. There’s so much negativity you can be taken into that. But I’ve also heard from celebrities: ‘If he can do it, I want to speak my mind too.’ They are fed up with the way this country has been running and by all these lies.”
Sabato, who is known also for his role as Dante on B&B, Dancing with the Stars, his own reality series, and more added: “I’ve had fantastic directors who have said officially to my agents and managers they will never hire me again. They will never even see me for projects. That’s unfair. It’s just like Communism.”
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