Michael Imperioli bans “bigoted” fans from watching his hit movies and TV shows.
The Emmy winner ‘Sopranos’ took to Instagram following the shocking Supreme Court ruling that allowed businesses to discriminate against customers based on their sexual orientation for religious purposes.
“I have decided to ban bigots and homophobes from watching ‘The Sopranos’, ‘The White Lotus’, ‘Goodfellas’ or any film or TV show I have been in,” Imperioli wrote. “Thank you, Supreme Court, for allowing me to discriminate and exclude those I disagree with and oppose. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ! UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!”
He added, “Hate and ignorance are not a legitimate point of view … America is getting dumber by the minute.” Imperioli also called the ruling an example of the “dehumanization” of queer people.
The actor, who is currently co-writing a film with “Sopranos” creator David Chase, recently brought his “Talking Sopranos” podcast to the HBO Max streamer alongside co-star Steve Schirripa. The podcast began during the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020 and concluded in December 2021 after 91 episodes and a bestselling book called “Woke Up This Morning: The Definitive Oral History of ‘The Sopranos'”.
Regarding her upcoming return to work with Chase, Imperioli said of working with the creator, “We’re writing a film together right now for me and Steve Schirripa. It’s a mysterious project. I can’t talk about it further. David and I are writing this together. I can’t tell what it is. But when it comes out, I’ll come here. Before anyone, I’m going to come here and talk about it.