A number of Republican politicians confronted ridicule on-line Monday after voicing objections to the sexual orientation of a comic book e book character.
DC Comics introduced Monday that Jon Kent, the son of authentic Superman Clark Kent and journalist Lois Lane, will probably be proven as bisexual within the newest iteration of the comedian e book sequence. The character will come out within the Nov. 9 situation of “Superman: Son of Kal-El #5,” when he kisses his love curiosity Jay Nakamura.
This character growth apparently bothered some on the proper.
“Superman loves Louis Lane. Interval. Hollywood is attempting to make Superman homosexual and he’s not. Simply rename the brand new model Thooperman so we are able to all know the distinction and keep away from seeing it,” tweeted Rep. Wendy Rogers, an Arizona state Republican who has persistently unfold election disinformation.
“Say no to Woke Thooperman!!!” she added in a separate tweet.
Josh Mandel, a Republican operating for a U.S. Senate seat in Ohio, opted for a extra dramatic criticism.
“Bisexual comedian books for teenagers. They’re actually attempting to destroy America,” he tweeted.
Mandel has endorsed wild conspiracy theories that the coronavirus, the Jan. 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol and the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests had been funded by “liberal forces,” George Soros and probably the “deep state.”
Arizona’s Josh Barnett, a GOP candidate for the U.S. Home, asked: “Why does Hollywood should spoil the whole lot?” with a Superman hashtag.
Over on Fox Information, the outrage continued.
“Why are they sexualizing superheroes?” requested Raymond Arroyo, a frequent visitor on Laura Ingraham’s present. “We simply needed them to catch the dangerous guys, not a venereal illness.”
Tom Taylor, author for the brand new Superman situation, mentioned he felt everybody deserves to see themselves of their heroes.
“The thought of changing Clark Kent with one other straight white savior felt like a missed alternative,” Taylor informed The New York Occasions. “For thus many individuals, having the strongest superhero in comics come out is extremely highly effective.”
The predictable conservative outrage obtained a collective eye-roll from critics:
Rogers’ tweet, which insisted that “Superman cherished Louis Lane,” obtained a multifaceted roasting:
Mandel’s homophobic take was additionally roundly slammed: