DC Announces Gay Superhero. “One Million Moms” Gets Panties in Collective Bunch.
DC Comics recently announced that one of its established characters is coming out as gay. Many fans are suspecting it will be a huge shakeup and DC is going to have Batman come out of the Batcave while others are banking on the easy money -
Gay characters in the DCU are nothing new. In fact, there’s a whole DC wikia page dedicated to homosexual characters. When I heard that a new character was coming out I just figured either Judd Winick was given a new title to write for or there was a female cop that they forgot to make lesbian. Seriously. If you’re a female cop in Metropolis or Gotham then you’re probably a lesbian.
Between this and Marvel Comics announcing that it’s first openly gay superhero Northstar is getting married, the thoroughly misnamed One Million Moms (there’s certainly less than a million of them) has started a boycott of DC and Marvel comic books.
You may remember OMM from when they made a big stink about Ellen DeGeneres being the new spokesperson for JC Penny because having a gay person try to sell you clothes on TV corrupts children or whatever.
If I remember right they were super successful in the campaign, JC Penny went out of business and Ellen was burned at the stake for laying with a woman as one lays with a man. They’re really a force to be reckoned and I’m sure the comic book industry will crumble under the pressure in a matter of days.
I mean, their demands are reasonable. They just want the entertainment industry as a whole to not acknowledge that homosexuality exists for the sake of their children. From their “issues” page on their website, “Children desire to be just like superheroes. Children mimic superhero actions and even dress up in costumes to resemble these characters as much as possible. Can you imagine little boys saying, ‘I want a boyfriend or husband like X-Men?’”
If your kid is saying that than he was gay long before he read any X-Men.
p.s. My prediction for the DC character that comes out of the closet: Woozy Winks