“I love the concept of Captain America, but I’m so tired of this awakening and anti-Americanism,” Cain explained in the show, by Hollywood journalist. “In my opinion, America is the greatest country in history. It’s not perfect. We are constantly striving for a more perfect union, but I think it is the fairest and most equitable country we have ever seen, and that is why people are clamoring to come here from all over the world.
He added, “Supporting the flag and the red, white and blue in the United States of America makes me a revolutionary in some ways, which is fine with me. I think the pendulum will come back to openly appreciating American values, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights as soon as people start studying them again in school. “
Naturally, fans of Captain America and Superman were quick to weigh in on the matter.
Anyone care what Dean Cain says in this Breitbart article about the new Captain America? He is tired of “awakening”. Let’s shed some light …
Superman was an undocumented alien and aided the underprivileged and repeatedly brought down the evil capitalist companies of Lex Luthor.
– Dee, MPH (@inqvmnd) July 9, 2021
Captain America has always been awake! I also feel like Dean Cain would be complaining about Superman being an illegal alien taking superhero jobs from Americans. https://t.co/WJaYYy25s3
– Art Luke (@LineAndVertex) July 8, 2021
Dean Cain shows he’s never seen Captain America before this week because it’s always been Captain America and that’s why I’ll always love Captain America. Take this issue of 2018. pic.twitter.com/7ZELrVrMnc
– ✒️Eric Halliday (@Eric_Halliday) July 9, 2021
After fans directly indicated that the quotes referenced in the program had been taken out of context entirely, Cain admitted he hadn’t read the book, but stuck to his remarks.
Marvel describes the new series: “The shield has been stolen! No one understands the shield’s value like those who wielded it, so Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson set out on a road trip across America to hunt the thief. But instead, they find the Captains, ordinary people from all walks of life who have taken on the mantle of Captain America to defend their communities. And for some reason, the Shield Thief wants them all dead. Can Sam and Steve reach them first? “
Captain America’s United States # 1 is on sale now.
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