Dean Cain, who portrayed Clark Kent/Superman in four seasons of the 1990s TV series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” took aim at “cancel culture” in an interview with Fox News, stating that Superman wouldn’t be able to fight for “Truth, Justice and The American Way” in today’s world.
Cain’s rant on “Fox & Friends” comes on the back of a recent Time Magazine op-ed which calls on a reexamination of TV and film superhoes and police officers, with writer Eliana Dockterman stating, “We’re Re-examining How We Portray Cops Onscreen. Now It’s Time to Talk About Superheroes”.
“Superheroes have dominated popular culture for the last decade—they are fixtures of the highest-grossing movies and icons to more than just our children,” writes Dockterman. “They are beacons of inspiration: protesters dressed as Spider-Man and Batman have turned up at recent Black Lives Matter demonstrations. And yet what are superheroes except cops with capes who enact justice with their powers?”
“This stuff all just drives me insane,” responds Cain. “I promise you that Superman – I wouldn’t today be allowed to say: ‘Truth, Justice, and the American way.'”
Dean Cain is wrong. Superman made it very clear that he still stands for “Truth, Justice and The American Way” in a recent 2020 issue of the “Superman: Up in the Sky” digital comic book series written by Tom King.