Supergirl TV star joins the anti-Trump crowd
Melissa Benoist is one of a number of high-profile stars attending the Women’s March on Washington and the Supergirl star has a message for President Donald Trump.I honestly don't think she's suited to play the Maid of Might if she has no interest in condemning Slick Willy for doing much worse than Trump's crude chat with Billy Bush, let alone Hillary Clinton for defending a child rapist in 1975.
“Hey Donald, Don’t try to grab my p—y — it’s made of steel,” read a sign Benoist held above her head on Saturday. The actress posted a photo of herself wearing a “Feminist” sweatshirt and holding the sign on Instagram.
Since we're on the subject though, if there's anything else overly political on the Supergirl TV show besides the gun control mishmash and border interloper apologia, it's their rendering of Krypton's destruction, which in this TV series involves - are you ready? - global warming!
From its comic strip introduction in 1939, Superman’s home planet was said to have come to extinction due to an explosion, which then became a new asteroid belt. In Supergirl’s version of Planet Krypton’s destruction, we learn it fell victim to global warming (or climate change, it’s hard to keep up with the politically correct liberal terms) and Aunt Astra (Laura Benanti) returns to ask for Supergirl Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) help to stop the same thing from happening to Planet Earth.Thinking about this, it's hard not to giggle, yet at the same time, it's a head-shaker. Instead of merely ignorant of the volcanic radiation that would end up destroying the planet, Kryptonians are made to look worse than need be. It's insulting to the memory of Siegel, Shuster, Binder, Plastino and the source materials they developed.
In the first episode of a two-part story arc, “Hostile Takeover,” a flashback to Kara’s childhood includes a conversation between young Kara and her Aunt Astra explaining that occupants of Krypton were killing the planet because they are “greedy for energy.” Just like when candidate Barack Obama lectured us on the rising of oceans threatening planet Earth, Astra spoke of the threats to her planet to young Kara by saying, “The oceans have changed, and the weather.”
And in the end, the setup the producers are using only compounds the image this TV show is already taking on, that it's more concerned with spouting political balderdash than in entertaining the couch potatoes. Coupled with Benoist's blatant political activism, it doesn't make for a very good image.