Dean Cain says there is nothing “fat or brave” about the current Superman coming out as bisexual. The actor, best known for playing Superman in the 90s, performed on Fox & Friends where he criticized the types of issues raised in the new comic book series.
“It’s hard for me to keep track of all the different Supermen and the different worlds and adventures that he has in the comics,” he began on Tuesday’s show. “They said it’s a bold new direction, I say they’re on their way.”
Cain continued: “Robin has just come out as a bee – who’s really shocked by it? The new Captain America is gay. My daughter in Super girl, where I played the father, was gay. So I do not think it is brave or brave or a crazy new direction. If they had done this 20 years ago, it might have been brave or courageous. “
The 55-year-old actor played along Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman along with Teri Hatcher from 1993 to 1997. He also appeared in a handful of episodes of The CW’s Super girl series.
“Brave wanted him to fight for gay rights in Iran, where they will throw you out of a building for being gay,” Cain continued. “They’re talking about fighting climate change and deporting refugees, and he’s dating a hacktivist – no matter what a hactivist is.”
The new Superman is 17-year-old Jon Kent, son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane. He will come out as bisexual in the November 9 issue of Superman: Son of Kal-El. Since the series was released in July, Jon has fought forest fires caused by climate change, stopped a school shooting and protested against the deportation of refugees in Metropolis.
“Why do they not make him fight the injustices that created the refugees whose deportation he is protesting?” asked Cain. “It would be brave, I would read it. Or to fight for women’s right to go to school and have the ability to work and live and boys not to be raped by men under the new hot and cloudy Taliban – it would be brave There is real evil in this world today, genuine corruption and excessive government, lots of things to fight against. Human trafficking – real and actual slavery is going on… It would be great to tackle these problems. “
DC Comics announced the announcement of Jon’s sexuality on Monday, which was National Coming Out Day.
“I have always said that everyone needs heroes and that everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes, and I am very grateful that DC and Warner Bros. share this idea,” author Tom Taylor said in a press release. “Superman’s symbol has always stood for hope, for truth and for justice. Today, that symbol represents something more. Today, more people can see themselves in the cartoon’s most powerful superhero.”
Taylor defended the “real world problems” that the new Superman faces in an interview New York Times, who explains that “the idea of replacing Clark Kent with another outright white savior felt like a missed opportunity.”