Former ‘Superman’ Actor Dean Cain Calls Out Cancel Culture And Hollywood’s Hypocrisy: “If They Disagree With Your Political Leanings They Don’t Want You To Work”
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman actor Dean Cain recently weighed in on cancel culture and called out Hollywood on its hypocrisy in engaging with this particular phenomenon.
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Touching on being a conservative in liberal Hollywood during a recent interview with Newsmax, Cain revealed that, while it is true that most actors share Left-leaning politics, there are still a significant amount of Right-leaning performers within the industry – they just choose to keep their politics to themselves out of fear of being ostracised.
“There are lots of people who are conservative in Hollywood; they just don’t get any recognition,” said the actor. “They don’t get talked to and they certainly don’t speak up for fear of being cancelled, and I understand that.”
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Cain also revealed that some aspiring Hollywood actors who lean right have quietly reached out to him for advice.
“[Younger actors] quietly come to me all the time and they go, ‘Hey, man, I love what you have o say [and] I agree 100%, I just can’t say anything because I want to work,’ and I understand that,” recalled Cain. “For me, I’m of a certain age, my kid is 22 now, I have travelled the world, I’ve seen so much that I feel remiss to not speak my mind.
Though not specifically addressing him by name, Cain then went on to declare he would work with notorious Left-wing director Rob Reiner “in a heartbeat.”
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“The thing about [Hollywood] is like, let’s just say, um, whats his name? Meathead,” said the actor, alluding to Reiner’s role as Michael “Meathead” Stivic in the 1970s sitcom All in the Family. “So I think he’s a great director and I would work with him in a heartbeat.”
“Unfortunately, there’s people who won’t do that in Hollywood these days,” Cain continued. “If they disagree with your political leanings they don’t want you to work and that’s horrible.”
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Despite this, the Superman actor does believe that there’s been a slight change in the Hollywood sphere, with production companies like Netflix seemingly beginning to admit that pandering to the demographic has not been paying off.
“It’s a pendulum, I think it’s a pendulum,” Cain said as the interviewer brought up woke mob’s many unsuccessful attempts to cancel Dave Chappelle. “It goes too far in one direction and then it always course corrects.”
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He added, “You know, Dave Chappelle was uncancellable. So a guy like Dave can say anything he wants to. And he has enough talent and enough money. He’s got, you know, he’s got that ‘F-You’ money. He can say whatever he wants to and that’s what it is.”
“If you have that, then you can make those statements,” the actor starkly admitted, before lamenting, “But other people [who] are young [and] coming out couldn’t do it.”
As his interview drew to a close, Cain took a moment to give young aspiring actors – particularly those who hold conservative values and may feel overwhelmed by Hollywood’s widely liberal demographic – a piece of advice.
“That’s why I tell a lot of young actors, ‘You know what? Just keep your mouth shut until you’ve achieved a level of notoriety or fame where you can [both] demand they still get to pay you, and [you can] say these things and not get cancelled.’”
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