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Because Dean Cain Sucks: MAGA Superman Is Dead

Dean Cain is no longer allowed to have anything to do with Superman. We're retconning him out.

Update: This week Dean Cain was on Fox News, complaining about "wokeness and anti-Americanism" in the recent Ta-Nehisi Coates-led Captain America comics, which featured Captain America decrying the way marginalized Americans are often sold a dream before they're "handed a raw deal."

Never mind the fact that Captain America has a long history of this kind of criticism, or the fact that Dean Cain praises America for "constantly striving for a more perfect union" — an effort that is literally impossible without vocal criticism of the nation's flaws. The more important point is that Cain has no authority to speak on superheroes, because we already erased him from Superman history.

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The Worst Things Kid Rock Has Done

Kid Rock is once again in trouble for being the worst

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Kid Rock continues to be a shithead.

The disgruntled 50-year-old "rocker" was filmed hurling homophobic slurs at audience members during a performance at the FishLipz Bar & Grill in Smithville, Tennessee on Monday. "You fucking f*****s with your iPhones out!" he yells out to a person filming his performance.

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Is Morgan Wallen Just a Scumbag?

This morning it was revealed that Wallen's use of a violent, racist epithet seemed to give his career a boost.

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At a maskless pool party in Tampa, Florida, last night, Diplo caught the attention of TMZ after he spun "Heartless," his country-pop duet with singer Morgan Wallen.

The performance came mere days after Wallen was caught on camera drunkenly spewing the n-word, the latest controversial act in what has become a tiresome cycle of lewd behavior from the singer.

Wallen's career briefly hit a snag as a result of this particular incident. He was not only suspended from his label, but his music had been removed from multiple radio outlets.

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Worst Quotes of the Week Featuring Kid Rock, Joe Biden, and Jessica Alba

The definitive ranking of the top three dumbest, silliest, and lamest things said by public figures over the past week.

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Welcome to Popdust's worst quotes of the week: our definitive ranking of the top three dumbest, silliest, and lamest things said by public figures over the past seven days.

3. Jessica Alba

"Looking back, when I shot my first InStyle cover, I was insecure. I felt like I needed to be someone I wasn't in order to be accepted...Who am I now? I give zero fucks. I have three children. They've exploded my body, and I'm cool with it."

Look, body positivity is awesome. Embracing yourself for who you are is great, too. Everybody should love themselves—unless they're awful, in which case they should do better. But somehow, Jessica Alba talking about how she's totally cool with her "exploded" body rings hollow. Like, come on, you're Jessica Alba.

Obviously, Alba is totally allowed to struggle with her own self-image and be honest about those struggles. Surely she has some scars and bumps after three pregnancies. But post-triple-pregnancy, Jessica Alba is still within the top 1% of Western beauty standards. No matter how bad you ever thought you looked, you're Jessica f**king Alba.

In all seriousness, Jessica Alba didn't say anything wrong. But maybe instead of celebrating an objectively gorgeous person's body acceptance, we should just not body shame people in the first place. How about that?

2. Joe Biden

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"Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids—wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids. No, I really mean it, but think how we think about it."

Joe Biden is very old. Sometimes very old people say things they shouldn't because times have changed, but they have not. So when Joe says poor kids can be just as talented as white kids, that's actually a very progressive stance considering he was born before the Civil War.

At least Biden tried to self-correct, clarifying that by "white kids," he really meant "wealthy kids." Although on second thought, that kind of makes his Freudian slip worse.

This one's a two-for, too, because Donald Trump jumped in, saying, "Joe is not playing with a full deck." While we agree with the sentiment, Donald Trump insulting someone else's mental capacity is kind of like one guy with a lobotomy trying to spit on another guy with a lobotomy to show that he's smarter. In the end, it's just two guys with lobotomies drooling all over the place, and someone else is going to need to clean up their mess.

1. Kid Rock

"Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period. And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl."

If an inebriated wizard granted a construction site's Porta Potty the gift of life and handed it a guitar, that sentient Porta Potty would basically be Kid Rock. Kid Rock is just like your sexist, racist, boomer uncle, except somehow less talented.

Being irrelevant for over a decade has taken its toll on poor Kid, so he decided to come at Taylor Swift for...being a liberal-leaning woman, maybe? His Twitter rant isn't particularly sensical, but it does give off a strong vibe that Kid Rock was masturbating to a picture of T-Swift and then got really mad for some reason.

Congrats Kid Rock, this is the last time in your life you'll ever be ranked #1 in anything.

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"It's not a hoax, it's a strategy and marketing 101."

Robert James Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, the 46 year old rapper-turned-country singer-turned baffling political activist from Romeo, Michigan is officially running for a seat in the U.S. Senate in his home state. In 2018 you'll see the Kid on the GOP ticket, challenging incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow. The idea has been floating around, and yesterday received a royal hype with a twitter-tease:

And then he made that announcement, confirming that his website is for releases. Currently, when you visit that site, you're greeted by the following picture (and/or threat?):

I guess I am kind of scared. And to be fair, I was a HUGE Kid Rock fan as a kid. When I was 9 years old, the breakout album Devil Without a Cause went gold and I was blasting the single "Bawitdaba" nonstop. His performance at Woodstock 1999 solidified his place in music history, and solidified my dream to be a rockstar. The following month he released the single "Cowboy", a mix of southern rock, country, and rap, was an even bigger hit, making the Top 40 and No. 34 and Hot 100 and No. 82.

But by 2003, things started getting weird, as the Detroit rap/rock hero started going more and more country. The politics and ideologies in the music went from sex, drugs, and badass beats, to Jesus, beer, and 'Merica! Now I'm not saying I'm against those things, but the activism and hardcore republican candidate support really threw me off. In 2011, Kid Rock supported Mitt Romney. Then in 2015 it was Ben Carson. THEN, in 2016, when it became obvious Trump was going to become the GOP's guy, he gave full support and even sold (and still sells) offensive Trump-themed shirts.

That just sucks. No pun intended. It's just terrible on several levels.

Now, we don't know exactly what policies Kid Rock will campaign on, but we can be pretty confident it will be pro-guns, pro-Trump, and anti-abortion. Of and look, he is already putting his buddy Trump's favorite logic to work: all news is fake, and designed deliberately to mislead you.

And I guess this is how it all ends...

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Jesus, if you're listening, please save me some beers.

How Pop Got Political This Election

Find out who is Pro-Clinton and who is Pro-Trump

After an exhausting presidential campaign that left us with over a terabyte-worth of Trump-related memes and gifs, Election Day is finally around the corner. Think about it, after November 8, quotes like "grab them by the p***y" will finally begin fading away from our memories. Pop had a role in the election, because, yes, pop stars have serious thoughts about politics too, silly! So as we get closer to electing a new Commander in Chief, we wanted to recount the top #PopGetsPolitical moments from this whole big, crazy mess.


Lady Gaga

Gaga originally announced her support for Clinton by donning an American flag leotard, naturally. During an interview with Howard Stern, Lady Gaga talked about how much she hoped that election day was as peaceful as possible.

"I just pray for a peaceful Election Day… there should not be violence that day. That should be a peaceful day when we all remember that we're in this together. That's all that I really hope for."

During a BBC One interview, she spoke briefly, and v tactfully, on why she prefers Clinton over Trump. I think she will do a good job.Some people want to win races, other people want to be president of the United States and change people's lives," she said. "It's about the intention."

Katy Perry

Katy Perry has been extremely vocal supporter of Hillary, even going so far as to dress up as the former Secretary of State for Halloween. Performed at a Clinton rally in Iowa, donning a sequined white gown and an American flag cape.

She also stripped down in a hilarious Funny or Die video to get people out to the ballots. Patriotic!


Beyoncé has not been as much of a fervent supporter for Hillary Clinton as she was during President Obama's two presidential campaigns. However, the star was spotted at a Clinton fundraising event and recently delivered a powerful speech at one of her concerts that all but said: DON'T LET TRUMP WIN.

"I know this year has been extremely hard for us," she said. "I know sometimes I've felt powerless and frustrated. There's been so much negativity and nonsense. It can be easy to feel hopeless and want to just block the world out but doing nothing right now is not an option, y'all. I know it seems like things are bad, but if you think they can't get worse, just ask your grandparents. "Remember, Barack Obama is our president," she continued. "You made that happen. Young people made that happen. We are not helpless. The fire is still burning. Please go out and vote this November. So many people have died and sacrificed so much for us to have our voice. We have to use it. Get in formation. Use our voices to do something great for our children."

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez performed at the "Get Out and Vote" concert in Miami this Saturday, hoping to encourage people to get out and vote through the sheer power of her hips.


Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks came out in support of Trump for a very... interesting… reason.

"I only trust this country to be what it is: full of shit. takes shit to know shit so we may as well, put a piece of shit in the White House," the controversial rapper said in a series of tweets. She finished with, "In conclusion, I think Donald trump is evil like America is evil and in order for America to keep up with itself it needs him."

Aaron Carter

The "I Love Candy" singer came out in support of Trump during an interview with PEOPLE. When asked to elaborate on why he supported the Republican candidate, Aaron said, "I'm too intelligent for you guys -- like people, who don't understand politics. I have a lot more information than I've given out," he said.

Kid Rock

The Republican National Convention was a notably much less star-studded affair when compared to Democratic National Convention. Kid Rock was the biggest performer at the RNC, coming out in support for Trump. He told Rolling Stone, "Let the business guy run the country like a business."