DC’s newest iteration of Superman came out as bisexual in recent comments and homophobes are just as predictably riled up about it as ever.
Jonathan Kent is the son of the most famous Superman, Clark Kent. In an upcoming issue, Superman: Son of Kal-El #5, he’s slated to kiss his buddy Jay, outing himself to the audience as bisexual.
The character was first introduced to the world in 2015, making him a relatively new character to the DC ‘verse. With that in mind, one would think he’s exactly the type of character the people complaining about queer characters in major franchises would be thrilled to have come out. After all, the common refrain when the people in charge make an existing character queer, or even just when fans suggest it would fit, is that gay people should just get their own new queer characters rather than co-opting the old.
And in a world where Superman has been around for almost 83 years, having Jon Kent around for the last six makes him practically an infant.
But shockingly enough, it would seem that the same people claiming they only want new LGBTQ characters for the sake of the community are pretty full of it.
Fortunately, no one is listening to them. New Superman is bisexual, and that’s all there is to it.