It’s becoming increasingly hard to hold onto the celebrity fantasies of my youth: First Scott Baio came out swinging for Trump, then Antonio Sabato Jr. did the same.
Now gay men who came of age in the ’90s will be depressed to hear that another former sex symbol’s been rooting for 45: Dean Cain, Superman himself, has been making the rounds defending Trump against accusations of racism and incompetence.
“I voted for Trump. He has my support,” Cain told Access Hollywood Live in November. “I wanted to change the system. I was not a fan of Hillary Clinton’s. I didn’t like her cadre of people around her, and I don’t like career politicians.”
In the same interview Cain downplayed Trump’s pandering to white supremacists, calling it “way overblown.”
Despite being part Japanese, the actor also the president’s stance on immigration: “If you’re an illegal immigrant, then you have reason to be—you’ve already broken the law—so there is a problem there.”
Cain starred in the gay dramedy The Broken Hearts Club and currently appears on Supergirl (both products of out producer Greg Berlanti) but he slammed Hollywood for being so darn mean to Trump.
“Hollywood has turned so against this president,” he told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. “It’s so en vogue to be against him.” Cain complained that when he tries to debate politics with his fellow actors, he’s met with “vitriol.”
“They look at me as if I’m an alien. I don’t support every policy of the president’s… but it’s crazy. If you like one thing, or you come out and you’re supporting him, you’re certainly aligned with that.”
He added that the true resistors “are those who support the president.”
Cain did concede that Trump was an “inartful speaker” who sometimes offended people because he speaks off the cuff. But, he added, that also means he tells people the “truth they don’t want to hear sometimes.”