Dean Cain clarifies Ashley Judd tweet: 'I didn't mention her looks at all'

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  • Ashley Judd
    Ashley Judd
    American actress
  • Dean Cain
    Dean Cain
    American actor
  • Elizabeth Warren
    Elizabeth Warren
    American politician
Dean Cain says he wasn't criticizing Ashley Judd's looks on Twitter.
Dean Cain says he wasn't criticizing Ashley Judd's looks on Twitter. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dean Cain maintained he wasn't dissing Ashley Judd with his cryptic tweet. The Lois and Clark star spoke with Extra's Billy Bush Thursday and said he made "zero comment" about Judd's looks, as some interpreted. It all started when Cain retweeted Elizabeth Warren's video of the actress on the campaign trail.

"I certainly have nothing positive to say, so I’ll be quiet," he wrote.

Cain woke up Wednesday surprised to find himself embroiled in a Twitter controversy as Judd, who was shamed for her physical appearance in Warren's video, was a trending topic.

"I made zero comment about Ashley at all," Cain, who is conservative, told Bush. "I’m commenting on the inauthentic campaign by Elizabeth Warren, calling this grassroots. Nothing screams authenticity and grassroots like having a millionaire actress make your donor phone calls. It’s ridiculous. It’s actually a perfect irony."

The actor added, "It says more about them then it does about me because I didn’t mention her looks at all."

Yahoo Entertainment reached out to a representative for the actress, but did not immediately receive a response.

Judd, who has repeatedly spoken out about the online abuse of women, hasn't directly commented — but she may have made a subtle reference to the drama. On Thursday, Judd tweeted a link to an article about the death of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik, writing, "This is the sort of thing we should be talking about."

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