While most normal children grew up with normal things–like a heterosexual Superman–kids nowadays will get to feast on a Superman who makes out with another dude. According to a press release, DC Comics has revealed that in a new issue of the comics, Superman is now bisexual.
One has to wonder, what is the point of this? Besides the fact that it turns most people’s stomachs to look at this, it’s safe to say that the manliness Superman once personified–hence the name SuperMAN–has now been stripped from the future of our children. Things will never be the same and this can never be redeemed.
The Guardian reports:
Jonathan Kent, the new iteration of Superman, is bisexual, according to DC Comics.
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The traditionally heterosexual superhero will embark on a same-sex relationship with a friend in a new comic. Kent, who is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, started his tenure in July.
“The idea of replacing Clark Kent with another straight white savior felt like a missed opportunity,” Tom Taylor, the series writer, said in an interview with the New York Times.
His new love interest is Jay Nakamura, a reporter who cares for him after he “mentally and physically burns out from trying to save everyone that he can” in an issue of Superman: Son of Kal-El #5, to be released in November. Nakamura is also revealed to have special powers.
Kent’s sexuality is not the only way in which the character has been updated for a new audience and time. Recent issues have seen him protesting against the deportation of refugees, stopping a high school shooting and trying to put out wildfires that were the cause of the climate crisis.