Friday, February 23, 2024

Michael Imperioli forbids “bigots and homophobes” from watching the films and series in which he starred

Michael Imperioli forbids "bigots and homophobes" from watching the films and series in which he starred

The actor from The Sopranos and The White Lotus took sides against the American Supreme Court which upheld a designer who refused to work for clients from the LGBTQ+ community.

Michael Imperioli once again takes the side of the community LGBTQ+. The actor, most famous for And the Sopranos, Those good guys e The White Lotusreacted harshly to the recent decision of the Supreme Court American who, with a historic sentence, agreed with a web designer who refused to create wedding sites for gay couples. With a post on Instagram, Imperioli provocatively announced that so he forbids “bigots and homophobes” to watch the films and series in which he starred.

Michael Imperioli on the side of the LGBTQ+ community: The provocative post

“I’ve decided to ban bigots and homophobes from watching And the Sopranos, The White Lotus, Those good guys or any film or series I’ve been in,” Imperioli wrote in his post while sharing a screenshot of an article reporting the news. “Thank you Supreme Court for allowing me to discriminate and exclude those I disagree with and with whom I I oppose. Long live the United States!”, he added sarcastically. The actor also interacted with those who left critical comments under the photo of him adding, “You all shame me. You are no longer allowed to watch my shows.”

Michael Imperioli is a well-known supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and already shared last month a message of support for Pride month sharing a rainbow flag and writing: “Happy Pride 2023! much love to all… stay strong, be fearless, be proud. And make sure you VOTE so you don’t put bigots in power!” A month earlier, the actor shared an image of a trans rights banner, along with the message: “Dear brothers, sisters and brothers. Fear not, be strong and don’t let the bastards bring you down. I love you.”

The Supreme Court ruling that angered the actor

In its decision on the case (known as 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis) the Supreme Court stated that “the First Amendment prohibits Colorado from forcing a web designer to create designs that proclaim messages with which the designer disagrees” . The ruling was seen by many as regressive, as it would undo progress and civil rights battles and allow companies to legally discriminate against someone based on sexual orientation or gender identity. President Joe Biden strongly opposed stating: “No person in America should suffer discrimination simply because of who he is or who he loves.”