- The Washington Times
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Former “Superman” Dean Cain says cancel culture activists making headlines hate the country and would prevent the character from talking about “truth, justice, and the American way” in 2020.

The actor, also a reserve police officer in Idaho, was interviewed by “Fox & Friends” on Thursday in response to a Time magazine article titled ‘We’re Re-examining How We Portray Cops Onscreen. Now It’s Time to Talk About Superheroes.’

Writer Eliana Dockterman’s piece critiques “straight, white men who either function as an extension of a broken U.S. justice system or as vigilantes without any checks on their powers.”

“She says Hollywood heroizes cops and you can destroy that in just a list of titles: ‘Training Day’, ‘Serpico,’ ‘The Departed,’ ‘The Wire,’ ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘Rambo,’” Mr. Cain responded. “I mean, the list goes on and on because a bad cop is a great villain because they’re not supposed to be bad. So, this stuff all just drives me insane. I promise you that Superman — I wouldn’t today be allowed to say: ‘truth, justice, and the American way.’”

The former “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” star added that America appears to have entered an “early version of George Orwell’s ‘1984,’” replete with various forms of newspeak.

“These people will scream anti-police rhetoric all day long but when their life is threatened and they need a hero, they will dial 9-1-1 and a police officer will show up,” he added. “Because police officers are heroes.”

Mr. Cain said it is absurd to demonize law enforcement personnel when most officers do “a fantastic job.”

“What more do you need to show their agenda?” Mr. Cain asked. “It’s crazy. They hate capitalism, they hate law and order, and they hate America.”

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