- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

One of the stars of “Star Trek: Discovery” has promoted the show’s premiere week by calling pro-Trump viewers “trolls” and “closeted humans.”

British actor Jason Isaacs plays Capt. Gabriel Lorca on CBS’ latest installment of the “Star Trek” franchise, but his political activism had him arguing with potential fans since its Sept. 24 broadcast. “Trekkies” who protested when he called President Trump “Little Hand Man” and voiced support for national anthem protests were mocked and ridiculed.

“Keep wanting to engage trolls, but click their profiles to see endless white isolationist hate-spew. Maybe they follow me as closeted humans,” Mr. Isaacs wrote Tuesday. “Please feel free to binge the finest hours of Hollywood’s illiberals for fun. A Chuck Norris/Kid Rock marathon anyone? Lobotomy?”

The actor’s message came after three days of anti-Trump insults. He claimed the White House is run exclusively by “straight white males” and said Mr. Trump suffers from “infantile sewage flowing from his rectum of a mouth.”

“So you decide to interject & insult 1/2 your fan base?” asked a Twitter user identified as Lady Pede Sally Jupiter.

“@jasonsfolly Wow, you disappoint me,” Carole McCabe-Joy responded Monday. “Always enjoyed your acting … just to find out you are another #HollywoodLiberal.”

Another viewer said he would call for a boycott if he weren’t already convinced the show would fail.

Mr. Isaacs‘ comments come just weeks after show producer Aaron Harberts told Entertainment Weekly that “Star Trek: Discovery” was directly influenced by Mr. Trump’s 2016 election victory.

“The allegory is that we really started working on the show in earnest around the time the election was happening,” Mr. Harberts said Sept. 7. “The Klingons are going to help us really look at certain sides of ourselves and our country. Isolationism is a big theme. Racial purity is a big theme. The Klingons are not the enemy, but they do have a different view on things. It raises big questions: Should we let people in? Do we want to change?”

New episodes of “Star Trek: Discovery” air Sundays 8:30 p.m. EDT on CBS All Access.

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