Dean Cain has suggested he wouldn’t be allowed to say Superman’s catchphrase in a modern version of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
Cain is most famous for playing the part of Clark Kent, aka Superman, in the hit TV series back in the 1990s. Since then, he’s revisited the world of Superman with an appearance on Smallville and a more substantial role on Supergirl as Kara Danvers’ adopted father.
Cain has been very open about expressing his political opinions, as evidenced by an interview with Ainsley Earhardt, which was then shared by Bobby Lewis on Twitter.
During the interview, Cain was asked about his views on the recent Black Lives Matter protests and calls to “defund the police.” A recent Time Magazine editorial had extended this to the superhero genre, suggesting superheroes are basically cops with capes, who operate without any sense of accountability.
A clearly outraged Cain insisted the whole discussion is baseless and that he is appalled at how restrictive popular culture is becoming.
“This whole cancel culture thing that we’re living in right now is crazy,” Cain insisted. “It’s like an early version of George Orwell’s 1984. Up is down, war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength. You know, that’s newspeak, and it’s crazy… This stuff just all drives me insane. I promise you, as Superman, I wouldn’t today be allowed to say, ‘Truth, justice, and the American Way.'”
Cain was criticized by comic book writer Tom King (Mister Miracle) for remarks that one of the Man of Steel’s signature monikers wouldn’t be allowed to be said in today’s political climate.
King responded “Mother Fucker, I put it in a comic this year. smh,” with a page from his Superman series that shows Superman stating that he believes in truth, justice, and the American Way.
Kate Beckinsale Claps Back at Troll Over Comment That She Dates Men Who Could Be Her “Children”
Kate Beckinsale clapped back at several trolls after they took to the comments section of her Instagram and critiqued her love life.
The British star wore googly eyes all over her face and captioned the post, “Nightclubs are closed but we have googly eyes and mostly it’s the same except less risk of illness and no one has wee’d all over the ladies loo seat.”
It was then that one follower wrote, “Why do you keep dating guys that could be your children?”
Beckinsale didn’t let the comment go unnoticed, replying, “Every relationship I have had has been solely to annoy you.”
The actress has been linked to 26-year-old Pete Davidson, 24-year-old Matt Rife, 31-year-old Jack Whitehall, and most recently was snapped holding hands with 23-year-old musician Goody Grace. (Us Weekly)
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Redskins Stadium Sponsor FedEx Asks Team to Change Name, Nike Pulls All Redskins Merchandise From Online Store
FedEx has asked the Washington Redskins to change its team name, which many people consider a racial slur against Native Americans.
A FedEx spokesman said “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.”
FedEx is the most important business partner of the team to take a stance against the name yet. It bought naming rights to the team’s home stadium, FedEx Field, in 1998 for $205 million in a deal that runs through 2025. Frederick Smith, FedEx CEO, is a minority owner of the team. (ESPN)
Nike was one of three companies to reportedly have received a letter recently from investors asking that it sever ties with the Washington Redskins unless the team changes its name.
Another of those companies, FedEx, responded Thursday by formally requesting that the team change its name. Nike and the third company, PepsiCo, have yet to respond, but there is a major omission from the Nike website that maybe hints at what’s to come.
Nike, the NFL’s official gameday uniform supplier, is no longer allowing customers to purchase Washington apparel from its website. The Nike.com NFL page has every team listed on the left sidebar except Washington. Furthermore, its shopping filters also omit Washington and its search function pulls up other teams but no results for Washington.
It’s unclear when Nike made this change to its website. (Newsweek)
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