Superman. Freaking Superman! Fighting for truth, justice, and the American way! Yeah, no. How can I put this, gently? The new Man of Steel is in a same-sex relationship, battling the “climate crisis” (aka: “the existential threat of our times”), and protesting against the deportation of illegal immigrants. You in?
Me? Oh, hell no.
— Comic Watch (@ComicWatchHQ) October 11, 2021
As reported by the Guardian U.K. newspaper, Jonathan Kent, the new iteration of Superman, is bisexual, according to DC Comics. The traditionally heterosexual superhero will embark on a same-sex relationship with a friend in a new comic book series. “Jon,” who is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, started his tenure in July.
DC Comics announced Superman’s “transition” on Monday morning.
“The idea of replacing Clark Kent with another straight white savior felt like a missed opportunity,” Tom Taylor, the series writer, said in an interview with the New York Times. Ah, inadvertent honesty.
That “missed opportunity” the series writer pointed to is an opportunity to further ram down the throats — indoctrinate — the false notion among American kids that the world of the radical left is the world of the “woke” among us.
Jon’s new love interest is Jay Nakamura, a reporter who cares for him after he “mentally and physically burns out from trying to save everyone that he can” in an issue of Superman: Son of Kal-El #5, to be released in November. Nakamura is also revealed to have special powers.
Hawaii’s KITV4 had an interesting take on bi-sexual Superman, calling previous Men of Steel “besotted” (blindly or utterly infatuated) with Lois Lane. In other words, a (normal) heterosexual relationship.
BI-SEXUAL SUPERMAN | Until this year, though, every comic iteration of Superman has been besotted with longtime love Lois Lane. But in an upcoming issue of a new “Superman” series, the Man of Steel enters into a queer relationship. https://t.co/dgGGtiz1NG
— KITV4 (@KITV4) October 11, 2021
According to the Guardian, Kent’s sexuality is not the only way in which the character has been updated for a new audience and era. Recent issues have seen him protesting against wildfires caused by climate change, stopping a high school shooting, and protesting the deportation of illegal refugees in Metropolis.
Does anyone in his or her (or whatever’s) right mind think the action-packed-video-game-loving kids of America are going to be excited by the above crap? Rhetorical question.
The series writer Taylor told the NYT in a statement (see the link, above):
“I’ve always said everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes and I’m very grateful DC and Warner Bros share this idea.
“Superman’s symbol has always stood for hope, truth, and for justice. [You “forgot” out “the American way,” Tom.)
“Today, that symbol represents something more. Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics.”
As noted by the Guardian, the introduction of a bi-sexual Superman follows other recent attempts to add queerness to the world of comics. In August, it was announced that the latest version of Robin (Batman’s sidekick) would have a boyfriend, while in March, Marvel also decided to pass the mantle of Captain America to a gay character.
But the big-screen plans of Marvel and DC Comics remain less progressive, according to the Guardian. I must be honest, here. I have no idea (about which, I’m pleased) who the following characters are.
Per the Guardian:
Tessa Thompson’s character in Thor: Ragnarok was only revealed as bisexual in a tweet while Deadpool’s sexual fluidity has yet to be fully explored. [Gripping as hell, ain’t it?] This November’s Eternals is set to change things with the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first LGBTQ+ kiss between Brian Tyree Henry’s Phastos, the first openly gay superhero in a Marvel movie, and Haaz Sleiman, who plays his husband.
Ok — enough. If you know — or care about — anything contained in that previous paragraph, please dial 800-GET-A-LIFE.
Incidentally, a close friend called me this morning to break the cataclysmic news about (the demise of) Superman as we know him. Not only is the “news” emblematic of the Left’s drive to destroy America as we know it, it is insidious. These people never stop, and they never get enough. Like spoiled children.
And they are eating the American elephant one bite at a time.
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