The latest “Man of Steel” is anything but to traditional conservatives. The latest iteration of Superman in DC comics is “woke” and apparently bisexual!
At least traditionalists can take some solace in that we are not talking about Clark Kent, but his teenage son, Jonathan Kent, who at 17, has now taken up the mantle of Superman. The “woke” version of the Man of Tomorrow is not sitting well with many fans – Dean Cain, who played Superman on-screen among them.
The 55-year-old actor — who starred in the ABC series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” from 1993 to 1997 — took jabs at the comic book publisher during a recent interview with Fox & Friends.
“They said it’s a bold new direction. I say they’re bandwagoning,” Cain defiantly declared.
“Robin just came out as bi — who’s really shocked about that one? The new Captain America is gay. My daughter [Alex] in [the TV series] “Supergirl,” where I played the father, was also gay. So, I don’t think it’s bold or brave or some crazy new direction. If they had done this 20 years ago, perhaps that would be bold or brave.”
The actor continued his on-air rant, saying, “Brave would be having him fighting for the rights of gay people in Iran where they’ll throw you off a building for the offense of being gay.”
Instead, Cain says DC is just jumping on the “woke bandwagon” for marketing. “They’re talking about having him fight climate change and the deportation of refugees, and he’s dating a hacktivist — whatever a hacktivist is.”
Cain’s claim that the comic book-makers were virtue signaling then pivoted to a political rant in which he brought up Afghanistan.
“Why don’t they have him fight the injustices that created the refugees whose deportation he’s protesting?” he asked.
“That would be brave if I’d read that. Or fighting for the rights of women to attend school and have the ability to work and live and boys not to be raped by men under the new warm and fuzzy Taliban — that would be brave.”
Cain is no stranger to speaking out about “woke” comic books.
Back in July, the star blasted a new Captain America comic book that questions whether the American Dream exists.
“I love the concept of Captain America, but I am so tired of this wokeness and anti-Americanism,” Cain stated during the earlier appearance on Fox & Friends.
“In my opinion, America is the greatest country in history,” he said. “It’s not perfect. We are constantly striving for a more perfect union, but I believe she’s the most fair, equitable country anyone’s ever seen, and that’s why people are clamoring to get here from all over the globe.”