Superman is bisexual and in a relationship with a male reporter. Do DC Comics fans give a damn?

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Matthew Kadish, a novelist, pop culture critic, and filmmaker from the US. Follow him on Twitter

Matthew Kadish, a novelist, pop culture critic, and filmmaker from the US. Follow him on Twitter

For months, rumors were swirling within the comic book industry that DC Comics was planning to turn Superman gay. Well, that’s what sort of happened. Jon Kent, son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, has officially come out as bisexual. Yes, much like Batman’s former sidekick, Tim Drake, the new Superman can’t seem to pick a lane.

Welcome, dear friends, to the culture war – where all your beloved heroes (and some villains) are all co-opted by identity politics to suck the fun out of everything you grew up loving.

Is the main character too toxically masculine? Gender swap him to a female! Has he always been a white guy? Change the color of his skin! Wait, he likes women? Make him gaaaaaaaaaaay!

Or, if you don’t want to go full gay, at least make him swing both ways. (I’m looking at you, Loki.)

Of course, this is nothing new, is it? We’ve seen Hollywood and New York elites essentially ransack every popular IP known to man in an effort to make it more “diverse.” Because, you know, apparently people are incapable of identifying with fictional characters who “don’t look like them.” (Though, this concept fails to explain why every child loves Mickey Mouse and other cartoon animals, but I digress…)

Frankly, by this point in human (d)evolution, the “wokifying” of entertainment has itself become a cliche. It’s happening so often that it’s almost become a joke. “Of course this character is now LGBTQXLMGFS! Why not??? Who he sleeps with is far more important than saving the world, after all!” This is so prevalent in Hollywood that Netflix even has a “diversity department” to ensure their original movies and series somehow shoehorn “representation” into them, whether it belongs there or not.

Comic books are now no different, much to the chagrin of their poor, put-upon, and increasingly frustrated fans.

It’s easy to say that comic books are getting hit hardest by the “woke plague,” where no characters are safe from being changed – either because the writers behind them are creatively bankrupt or because they have a political agenda to push. (Honestly, it’s probably a bit of both.)

But as I pointed out in an earlier article, DC Comics might actually have an alternative motive for some. Brinkwire Summary News. For more information, search on the internet.

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