It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s Dean Cain slamming DC Comics for announcing that the new Superman is bisexual.
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 an interview with Fox & Friends on Tuesday.
“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 in [the TV series] ‘Supergirl,’ where I played the father, was 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.”
“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, 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.”
Cain’s latest remarks come one day after DC Comics announced that the iconic franchise’s latest iteration of Superman — Jon Kent, the 17-year-old son of Clark Kent — is bisexual.
In the new comic, “Superman: Son of Kal-El,” Jon will embark on a relationship with young “hacktivist” reporter Jay Nakamura while addressing the world’s societal problems, according to writer Tom Taylor.
“It is a pretty big deal doing it with Jon Kent as Superman … I hope this kind of thing will not be seen as a big deal in the future,” artist John Timms told IGN.
“It will be interesting to see him not only trying to find himself as a person but a global superhero in the complex atmosphere of modern life,” he added.
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