Did you know that Superman is gay now?

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Did you know that Superman is gay now?

In case you have not heard, Superman is gay now. Not the Superman you may have grown up with but his son – Jon. (Lois Lane and Clark Kent married and Jon is their son.) As you might imagine, this has generated some controversy.

This was not the only update to the Superman legend. He no longer fights for “truth, justice and the American way.” His mantra now is “truth, justice and a better tomorrow.”

Depending on your politics, these changes are either a good thing or a bad thing. If you are on the left, you may be doing cartwheels in joyous acceptance.

CNN interviewed bestselling comics writer Tom Taylor about Superman’s bisexuality and he praised it as affirming to so many people. To quote…

“…people burst into tears because they thought they would never see themselves in Superman… Older queer people are so happy that younger people who have not come out have this today.”

In another segment, CNN approved of the erasure of Superman’s traditional patriotism. Brian Stelter and John Berman discussed the matter on “New Day.” According to Newsbusters, Brian Stelter said this…

The American way part of the phrase came during World War II. That was a logical move when, you know, there was this World War. I think now the message is, this is a global franchise, this is a franchise looking to the future. And that kind of ethno-nationalism, you know, perhaps is not the right style going forward. I do think it is partly about appealing to a global box office. But hey, who can argue for, against a better tomorrow? What’s so bad about a better tomorrow? Sounds kinda vague and simple to me.

What does ethno-nationalism mean? In the context of that conversation, being patriotic is racist. On the other side of politics, the right are not happy with the changes.

While the left sees the changes as brave or heroic, the right disagrees. Most notably among them is Dean Cain who played Superman in the TV series – Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. To quote Newsbusters yet again

“They said it’s a bold new direction, I say they’re bandwagoning,” the 55-year-old actor and Hollywood conservative said on the FNC program.

Yeah, it’s bandwagoning. For the last several years, practically every piece of Hollywood or entertainment media has promoted a non-heterosexual theme. Even DC Comics has broken this ground before, announcing that their current rendition of Batman’s trusty sidekick Robin is bisexual as well.

Cain mentioned this, among other already watershed gay moments in the comic book world. “Robin just came out as bi — who’s really shocked about that one? The new Captain America is gay. My daughter in [The CW series] Supergirl, where I played the father, was gay.”

Yeah, come to think of it. This is an old hat. 

“So I don’t think it’s bold or brave or some crazy new direction. If they had done this 20 years ago, perhaps that would be bold or brave,” Cain added. 

Consider that we live during an entertainment era in which there’s a Hollywood gay lobby that demands that LGBTQ+ characters comprise 20 percent of all movie/TV characters. When LGBTQ people make up less than five percent of the population, there is clearly an overabundance of gay stuff in entertainment.

A comicbook artist who works for DC Comics has resigned over the issue. To quote Washington Examiner

Comic artist Gabe Eltaeb announced he was quitting during a YouTube livestream with DC Comics worker and Cyberfrog creator Ethan Van Sciver on Oct. 13.

“I’m tired of this s***,” Eltaeb said during the livestream of DC’s decision to make the new Superman bisexual .

It is “f****** nonsense” that the company changed Superman’s slogan from “truth, justice, and the American way” to “truth, justice, and a better tomorrow,” he added.

“I’m tired of them ruining these characters — they don’t have a right to do this,” he said, noting he would be finishing out his contract with DC before leaving.

“What really pissed me off was saying, ‘Truth, justice , and a better world,'” he added. “F*** that. It was, ‘Truth, justice, and the American way.’ My grandpa almost died in World War II — we don’t have a right to destroy s*** that people died for to give us. It’s a bunch of f****** nonsense.”

I grew up on comics and still follow some characters today via TV shows and movies. I have seen the evolution of characters over the years and disagree with the changes concerning Superman. I am not against bi-sexual characters. I just prefer that new WOKE characters be created verses adapting established characters to fit a woke agenda. I think it does a disservice to their legacies and only fulfills a political agenda.

I grew up loving the Superman character and many other heroes from the DC universe, male and female. Comics are about escapism. When you focus them so heavily on politics and culture wars, they become a point of division, people lose interest and the initiative fails. One day DC will stop repeating history and learn this. So far they have not.


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