Have you heard? Superman is now a bisexual gay man.
From Adela Suliman of the Washington Post:
The new Superman — the son of Clark Kent and journalist Lois Lane — has taken “a bold new direction” in his fictional life and will come out as bisexual in an upcoming comic issue due Nov. 9, DC Comics has announced.
Few story line details have been revealed, but the plot will see Jon Kent strike up a friendship and later fall for pink-haired reporter Jay Nakamura, DC Comics said. The romance will bloom after Jon seeks support from the stresses of “trying to save everyone that he can” in the pages of “Superman: Son of Kal-El #5,” written by Tom Taylor alongside artist John Timms.
So it’s not actually Superman. Not really. It’s Jon Kent, son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane. Clark Kent is Superman. The reason Jon Kent is getting referred to as Superman is because he’s performing the duties of Superman while his father is off planet. I don’t know why Clark is off planet. I don’t read Superman comes. I’m much more of a Batman kind of person. But I digress.
Evidently some people are angry about this. Imagine that. Some are so troubled by the idea of a fictional character from a comic book coming out as a member of the LGBT community, they took to Twitter to register their displeasure.
How bad are things? Things are so bad that Democrats are trying to tell you Superman is bisexual.
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) October 12, 2021
Things have to be really bad when they take to Twitter to complain about something.
It’s embarrassing that this is a controversy, even though the controversy seems to be exist solely with people in the most regressive fringe of society. People like Emerald Robinson of NewsMax.
I have no problem with Superman’s son or anyone else appearing in a comic book being bisexual or gay. Mostly it’s because I don’t have a problem with gay people. It’s 2021, not 1943.
All things being equal, there should be more gay characters in superhero comic books. In a universe where physically fit men don tight, overly-stylish costumes to fight crime, I would expect to see a lot more gay characters in comics. Because of this, I automatically assume every superhero comic character is gay until I’m presented with irrefutable evidence to the contrary.
It’s a policy that works for me.