The new Superman is getting a lot of press after coming out of the closet as bisexual. This is not impressing a man who played Superman on ABC’s Lois and Clark for years. Dean Cain recently went on a bit of a rant about his feelings on the subject.
Cain spoke to Fox News, you can check the clip below, and he called out the new comic book story for “bandwagoning.” Then he proceeded to list other instances of sexuality other than the standard straight superhero character.
“They said it’s a bold new direction, I say they’re bandwagoning,”
“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,” Cain shared. “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.”
Then he proceeded to say that the move would be brave if they were “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.”
We’ll have to see how the new Superman is accepted in the comic book market. It could open the door for a new LGBTQ Justice League. Dean Cain might not be a fan of that idea.
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