Antonio Sabàto Jr. (ex-Jagger, GENERAL HOSPITAL) claims that he has been blacklisted by Hollywood for speaking at the Republican National Convention in support of presidential candidate Donald Trump.
In a statement to Variety, the actor revealed that he can deal with the constant online harassment. “On Twitter there’s been name calling and celebrities attacking me,” he said. “That’s fine. I see it, but I don’t read it. I block them and delete them and move on.”
However, Sabàto Jr. added that speaking his views has caused a backlash in the industry that is affecting his career. “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.
“We’re in the business,” the GH alum continued. “You’re supposed to be hired based on your talent and abilities, not because of how you feel about politics or religion. But that’s how they do things. It’s not just me. I know a lot of people in the industry who are in the same boat.”
In conclusion, Sabàto Jr. promises he won’t be bullied into giving up. “I have my hands in all kinds of businesses,” he declared. “I’m never going to leave Hollywood. I’m going to go after it one way or another. I’m just speaking the truth — people don’t know how this business works.”
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