New York Post Gives Downtrodden Superman a Boost

Paper's coverage fuels surge in GoFundMe donations.

It wasn’t quite faster than a speeding bullet.

When Christopher Dennis, who has impersonated Superman on Hollywood Blvd. for many years, put out the word in 2015 via GoFundMe that he was looking to raise $2,000 for a new suit, he received a scant $190. A second campaign on the platform launched last September, which sought $4,000 for a new suit and boots, was languishing into the new year at just over $1,000. However, thanks to some Jan. 12 New York Post coverage, that second campaign has since raced past $6,500 at press time.

The paper commissioned the video above and also shared it on Facebook, where some commenters are bringing up Dennis’ rocky past (the Post also touches on this in the article). However, one of the two L.A. filmmakers who shot the video states that Dennis is currently clean of any drug habits.

Dennis has also chimed in to the Facebook comments, saying he is working on a movie based on his life with the same director who made a short with him in 2015 titled The Kid. Dennis also co-starred in the 2007 feature documentary Confessions of a Superhero.

H/T: John Kestner