- Dec 12, 2000
I’m not so sure. Hear me out—I think it’s great that comics (and all forms of media) have so many diverse and LGBTQ characters now—representation is a good thing. But I fear the backlash will be greater. We often accuse conservatives of doing dumb things just to “own the libs”—I could see why conservatives might see gay Superman as just something libs are doing to force a “homosexual agenda” and own them…just another shot fired in the culture war. Not that I really care what they think—but I’m wary of how these talking points get spun up and people get caught up in it. On the surface, gay Superman should be no different than black Superman, cyborg Superman or Supergirl—just another take on an iconic character. But I don’t want this to “cause” any further division in our society either.
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