Actress Elizabeth Tulloch took aim at President Trump after being cast as Lois Lane in this years Arrowverse crossover. This year’s event will take place across three nights and introduce the character of Batwoman as part of a team-up between Supergirl, The Flash, and Green Arrow.
Lois debuted alongside her hero love interest in Action Comics #1 but make no mistake Ms. Lane is no mere love interests to the Man of Steel. Time and time again she has proven herself a capable warrior and strong leader in times of adversity. She defines not only what it means to be a strong woman but a strong mother and partner while still keeping herself in a world filled with terrors trying to tear her family apart. In recent years Lane has taken the mantle of Superwoman, given birth to Jonathan Kent Aka Superboy, and is one of the sole survivors of the pre-crises era. All in all Lois Lane is a true hero, this is what Tulloch seeks to embody from the character
. “Now, at a time when the noble profession of journalism feels under siege, it’s a privilege to join the club of actresses who have played the dogged reporter. As far back as 1938 when she first appeared in Action Comics #1, Lois Lane has defied and subverted society’s expectations of how women should behave. She was portrayed as opinionated, inquisitive, and an unapologetically badass career woman at a time when many representations of women leaned more towards meek and demure.”
Tulloch did not mention the President by name but context surely points at President Trump. This would not be the first time Lane went against a President as Lois Lane which was a permanent thorn in President Luthor’s side during his term.
While Tullochs comments will surely offend many and may even illicit a response from the President himself, its worth noting a modern-day Lois Lane would not have been far from taking the same action. While some see violence or hate as a common place solution, others turn there pens to the page and with words as weapons carry messages, fuel debates, and put into perspective what many feel but cannot say. Tulloch embodies not only Lane but the silent majority that seek to explain how they feel, in a time of uncertainty and turmoil, honestly is all we have and those that speak their truth should be applauded.