Dean Cain finds nothing "brave" about Superman coming out as bisexual.
The actor, who played Superman on "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" for four seasons, ripped DC Comics for having the Jon Kent version of the superhero join the LGBTQ community.
"They said it's a bold new direction, I say they're bandwagoning," Dean told "Fox & Friends" this week. "Robin just came out as bi — who's really shocked about that one? The new Captain America is gay. My daughter in 'Supergirl,' where I played the father, was gay. So I don't think it's bold or brave or some crazy new direction."
He added: "If they had done this 20 years ago, perhaps that would be bold or brave."
Earlier this week, DC announced that Louis Lane and Clark Kent's son is beginning a relationship with a male reporter.
"Brave would be having him fighting for the rights of gay people in Iran where they'll throw you off a building for the offense of being gay," Dean said. "They're talking about having him fight climate change and the deportation of refugees and he's dating a hacktivist — whatever a hactivist is. Why don't they have him fight the injustices that created the refugees whose deportation he's protesting? That would be brave, I'd read that."
Following Dean's comments, several Hollywood names chided the outspoken conservative.
"If Dean Cain wants me to stop being mean to him on Twitter he shouldn't make it so easy," Tom Arnold tweeted.
"Midnight Mass" actor Rahul Kohli wrote, "Who is he to judge what's bold? Does he speak for the millions of LGBTQIA youth that feel represented by Jon Kent? He is not the voice of that community, it's none of his business."
"You don't get to decide if *this* or *that* representation in film/tv/books is lazy/forced/unnecessary," Rahul later added. "That's where you shut the f*** up and listen to how the community feels about their character. You have no idea how much it means to them so hush."