Michael Imperioli interpreted Friday’s US Supreme Court ruling – which favored a Christian web designer seeking legal protection to discriminate against same-sex marriage on the basis of his religious beliefs – as meaning he could ban “bigots and homosexuals” from viewing any of his work.
Emmy Award winning actor, best known for playing gangster Chris Moltisanti over six seasons on HBO the sopranos, He made his decision on Saturday in an Instagram post that said: “I have decided to stop bigots and homophobes from watching the sopranosAnd white lotusAnd Good guys or any movie or TV show you’ve been in. Thank you to the Supreme Court for allowing me to discriminate and exclude those with whom I disagree and disagree. we! United States of America!”
He later added comments such as “hate and ignorance is not a legitimate point of view” and “America is getting dumber by the minute.” See the full post below.
Imperioli previously used his Instagram account to express support for the LGBTQIA+ community, most recently sharing a post celebrating Pride Month in late June with the caption: “HAPPY PRIDE 2023! Than sign up for VOTE so we can get the bigots out of the office!” In March, he showed solidarity with trans people by posting a photo of a trans flag with the message: “Dear brothers, sisters, and siblings. Don’t be afraid. Be strong and don’t let the bastards get you down. I love you.”
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has spent the past week unraveling a series of rulings that fit their current conservative majority: Besides the 6-3 decision that stripped basic protections for same-sex couples, the court also zeroed in on President Biden’s proposal for student loan forgiveness and found that The affirmative action used for admission to the college is unconstitutional.