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Confirmed: Superman might be gay
http://hotair.com/ ^ | May 21, 2012 | Allahpundit

Posted on 05/22/2012 5:00:00 AM PDT by BO Stinkss

Makes sense. He’s got the build, the fashion sense, and just maybe the gaydar-pinging facial structure. And yet — no one’s sure yet that he’s the one who’s coming out. All we know is that it’s a male, that it’ll happen next month, and that he’s “one of the major iconic DC characters.” Is there something you’d like to tell us, Batman? Actually, no need: We already know. So which one is it? The folks at DC Comics aren’t saying, but they do say it’s the latest effort to make sure their comics keep up with the times. Last September, DC Comics relaunched its entire line of comic books to feature an updated look and a new lineup of LGBT superheroes: including Voodoo, an African American bisexual woman and Batwoman, an open lesbian… “DC and (archrival) Marvel are recognizing that there is an LGBT audience that has been reading their comics for years,” said Matt Kane, associate director of entertainment and media for GLAAD. “When creating these fictional worlds it’s important to show the full diversity.” Aside from making good business sense, Kane said younger readers are perfectly comfortable with gay characters and expect to see their peers represented.

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To: BO Stinkss

It’s gotta be Wonder Woman.

I mean, look; her creator had an interest in Domination/submission and bondage, for heaven’s sake. And he admitted it. When you think about it, WW is kinda kinky. Has the Lasso of Truth to tie people up, comes from an island made up of only women........hmmm.

Like I said on another thread on the topic, I could be wrong, and maybe WW is just a dominatrix, but I still think there’s a strong lesbian undercurrent to her character.


51 posted on 05/22/2012 6:01:02 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: BO Stinkss

52 posted on 05/22/2012 6:03:47 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

You honestly think this matters to that kid? There’s lots of sports and media stars that are gay, but it seems that the only people this seems to bother, are the parents.


53 posted on 05/22/2012 6:06:05 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: BO Stinkss; All
This should do wonders for comic book sales.

What kid doesn't want to be the first on his block to carry around a big stack of ‘Fag Mags’?

What a great business model, adopt the queer agenda and transform your sales into 2% of their former number. How could they lose?

54 posted on 05/22/2012 6:06:10 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Future Snake Eater
This move would alienate far too many fans and would undoubtedly hurt the film’s box office take.

Remember when they changed 'truth, justice, and the American way' to 'truth, justice, and all that other stuff' in 'Superman Returns'. That honked off a LOT of people, and the movie didn't do as well as expected at the box office. Of course, that movie just reeked of sodomite (Singer, Spacey, Routh).

55 posted on 05/22/2012 6:11:44 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Beagle8U
What a great business model, adopt the queer agenda and transform your sales into 2% of their former number. How could they lose?

Just ask J. C. Penney's... :-)

56 posted on 05/22/2012 6:16:07 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
It’s gotta be Wonder Woman.

Your post makes perfect sense, but word throughout the industry is that this character exposed as a queer will be a male. Well, sort of...

57 posted on 05/22/2012 6:18:20 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BO Stinkss

This is criminal. A queer recruitment effort directed at young kids. Pretty disgusting.


58 posted on 05/22/2012 6:19:01 AM PDT by crusader71
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To: BO Stinkss

I guess that explains his fondness for, and frequent handling of, those phallic kryptonian crystals.


59 posted on 05/22/2012 6:21:41 AM PDT by zencycler
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To: crusader71
You're right...many Americans are not aware that Superman's marriage to Lois Lane has been 'retconned' out of existence. The marriage between Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson also got the same treatment.

Message to readers? DC and Marvel aren't comfortable with their characters being involved in 'traditional marriage', but it's all hands on deck for the sodomite lifestyle.

Communist Goals:

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

60 posted on 05/22/2012 6:24:21 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Spacey and Routh are homosexuals?


61 posted on 05/22/2012 6:26:23 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: BO Stinkss

Superman becomes THUPERman!!!!


62 posted on 05/22/2012 6:28:50 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: BO Stinkss

It’ll be the Green Arrow...he’s a major lib, anarchist already. The Black Canary was just his beard. His real name is Ollie “Queen.”
I guess he’d have to be bi. He does have a son.


63 posted on 05/22/2012 6:33:44 AM PDT by Holen1 ("Those possessed by nothing possess everything.")
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To: Future Snake Eater

No one is sure about Spacey...lots of ‘rumors’; he keeps a ‘tight lid’ on things. Routh is married, but you saw that Superman outfit...faaaaaabulous. Many just didn’t see a lot of ‘SuperMAN’ in that flick; probably due to Singer’s influence.


64 posted on 05/22/2012 6:34:13 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Holen1

The whole DC Universe was just overhauled and retconned last year; so everything is on the table.


65 posted on 05/22/2012 6:35:37 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BO Stinkss

Most bets are on Batman.


66 posted on 05/22/2012 6:36:23 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: cuban leaf

Right, which is why Superman is the lamest superhero of all. When you are pretty much invulnerable and can do anything you please, then your acts of heroism are that much less heroic. Superman defeating legions of villains is not much more impressive than a toddler kicking over an ant hill. Also, the storylines are totally predictable, since you know that every villain is going to whip a chunk of Kryptonite out at some point.


67 posted on 05/22/2012 6:37:12 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: who knows what evil?

Well, I may be in the minority on this one, but I really enjoyed “Superman Returns.” It dragged a bit here and there, but after the 1970s visual FX, seeing Superman actually do things Superman could do was quite rewarding.

I do think Singer went a bit heavy on the Christ symbolism, but he was obviously a fan of the source material and particularly of Donner’s previous work. It was a great homage, but I understand why some folks didn’t like it.

I can’t wait to see Snyder’s take on it.


68 posted on 05/22/2012 6:38:23 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Holen1
It’ll be the Green Arrow...he’s a major lib, anarchist already.

True, but CW just added a 'Green Arrow' show to their schedule that includes a 'Dinah Lance' of sorts in the cast, so not sure they are going to mess with him.

69 posted on 05/22/2012 6:38:25 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: stuartcr

Media stars often make a deal out of being “gay.”

Sports stars seldom do.


70 posted on 05/22/2012 6:39:11 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Churches are full of hypocrites you say? Welcome: there's always room for one more.)
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To: Boogieman

Superman (or his non-super persona, Clark Kent) also is vulnerable to the usual drama of human intrigue. He has desires and wishes too, not all of them reasonable.

Making Superman gay would cheapen all that. Badly.


71 posted on 05/22/2012 6:41:26 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Churches are full of hypocrites you say? Welcome: there's always room for one more.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

The shuttle/plane rescue at the beginning was epic, but the ‘spying’ on Lois Lane was a bit creepy...


72 posted on 05/22/2012 6:41:26 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Maybe the son or Speedy?


73 posted on 05/22/2012 6:44:59 AM PDT by Holen1 ("Those possessed by nothing possess everything.")
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To: who knows what evil?

That’s actually my favorite scene in the movie. The look on his face when Lois says “No” she didn’t love him. The lonely piano music as the most powerful man on Earth vaults up to orbit to get away from the pain he just had inflicted on him. That was a powerful moment that was well-executed.

Though, yes, I agree, the premise was a bit creepy.


74 posted on 05/22/2012 6:49:27 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: cuban leaf

:-)

Maybe that is why the only superhero movie I’ve ever enjoyed it The Incredibles. ;-)


75 posted on 05/22/2012 6:50:52 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Future Snake Eater
I just read something on another thread...the 'queer' character may turn out to be Superman...the 'Earth-2' Superman; the 'Golden Age' Superman. This was no doubt influenced by 'Hollywood' Dan DiDio...DC; this is a BAAAAAAAD mistake...the public doesn't know the difference between the 40's Superman and the 'modern' version, and will avoid next year's 'Man of Steel' like the plague...

Marvel is popping the corn as we speak...this is 'new Coke' level stupidity, if true.

76 posted on 05/22/2012 6:57:01 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BO Stinkss

My money’s on Barnacle Boy.


77 posted on 05/22/2012 6:58:17 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: BO Stinkss

78 posted on 05/22/2012 7:03:01 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: who knows what evil?

lol...so they’re looking at taking a character arc that’s been done for decades and declaring that, “oh yeah, remember that guy? he’s a homosexual!”....that’s about as pandering as pandering gets.

You’re right, of course, that most people don’t know the difference and it’ll cause problems for the current comics and the upcoming movie.


79 posted on 05/22/2012 7:06:54 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: stuartcr

No I don’t. I think that kid is being abused by her parents and their stupidity.

(I was being sarcastic in the original.)


80 posted on 05/22/2012 7:07:03 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: BO Stinkss

Does this mean that Lois Lane is a trannie?


81 posted on 05/22/2012 7:09:26 AM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: BO Stinkss; Lazmataz
{Wonder Woman] did come from an Island of only women.

Aww. Laz could make her switch teams. He's my idol.

82 posted on 05/22/2012 7:11:46 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
If it's wrong for Debra Winger and Lynda Carter to fall for each other -well, then screw it, I don't wanna be right...


83 posted on 05/22/2012 7:12:46 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: RightLady
Why must they use the established super heroes that have become heroes in their own right.

What would be the name of this new, gay, Super Hero (he asked, ducking)?

84 posted on 05/22/2012 7:14:02 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: BO Stinkss
it’s the latest effort to make sure their comics keep up with the times

Keeping up with the times? Got'cha! They're admitting it's a choice and a fad of the times.

85 posted on 05/22/2012 7:16:34 AM PDT by bgill
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To: who knows what evil?
I just read something on another thread...the 'queer' character may turn out to be Superman...the 'Earth-2' Superman; the 'Golden Age' Superman

Wasn't there a series many years back where the Earth-2 Superman married Lois Lane..."Mr. and Mrs. Superman"?

Pretty vile that they would take a character who was the first super-hero and the inspiration for countless more. Ignore that legacy and focus on what liberals think is really important...what he does with his privates in his bedroom. Siegel and Shuster would be appalled. Sales on the "New 52" must be worse than reported.
86 posted on 05/22/2012 7:16:34 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

“Pretty vile that they would take a character who was the first super-hero and the inspiration for countless more. Ignore that legacy and focus on what liberals think is really important...what he does with his privates in his bedroom.”

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Vile defines the queer agenda.

This is another attempt to mainstream homosexuality in the minds of kids.

I’m a bit surprised there aren’t more serious comments on this thread.


87 posted on 05/22/2012 7:21:21 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Maybe Clark Kent will be straight but Superman gay? Think of the years of story lines if he turns out to have some sort of split identity.


88 posted on 05/22/2012 7:25:47 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: LostInBayport

To be fair; it is still speculation. But can you imagine looking back at all those great WW Two era Superman covers where patriotism just blared out at the reader, and now you find out that Superman is QUEER? If so...BAD idea. This is the influence of Hollywood’s Dan DiDio on DC Comics.


89 posted on 05/22/2012 7:28:10 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: stuartcr

“Does Supermans sexuality really matter to kids?”

Naw. I guess you’re right. Let’s make him a cannibal and a pedophile too. Maybe throw in some bestiality. Kids aren’t affected by culture anyway. sheesh


90 posted on 05/22/2012 7:31:38 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: stuartcr

“Does Supermans sexuality really matter to kids?”

Naw. I guess you’re right. Let’s make him a cannibal and a pedophile too. Maybe throw in some bestiality. Kids aren’t affected by culture anyway. sheesh


91 posted on 05/22/2012 7:31:46 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Fresh Wind

Take your pick!

92 posted on 05/22/2012 7:41:29 AM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: EyeGuy
Vile defines the queer agenda.

Vile describes the queer and communist agenda...

93 posted on 05/22/2012 7:45:35 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
LOL! This image just screams hot: No man (or possibly, woman!) can resist Diana of Themyscira! You shall submit, mortal.
94 posted on 05/22/2012 8:31:41 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I submit - I submit!!!!


95 posted on 05/22/2012 8:37:17 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: who knows what evil?

Interesting.

I’d have a difficult time buying it with either Superman or Batman.

Ok, granted, after all Superman is an extraterrestial life form, and as someone else pointed out, he may find human females about as desirable as human males would find your average female chimp, but there’s that whole Lois Lane thing.

Now with Batman, hmmm............Dark Knight Rises comes out pretty soon, and they’d be taking a major risk (though thankfully, Nolan’s version has eliminated the Robin character from the continuity).

Maybe as someone else said, Green Arrow.

Or Aqua Man.......but he’s kinda useless, to me at least.


96 posted on 05/22/2012 8:39:57 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: No Truce With Kings

I dunno - it seems like proof on the other side would be Captain Kirk - for whom other-speciesness seems to have made him even hornier.


97 posted on 05/22/2012 8:47:31 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Scoutmaster

Festiveman ( pronounced in a whimsical voice or with a lisp ).

Pottery Barn Man.


98 posted on 05/22/2012 8:53:56 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: 6SJ7
Will Superman be leaping out of a closet instead of a phone booth?

Where would he find a phone booth? He'd have better luck finding a radio that still used a 6SJ7.

99 posted on 05/22/2012 9:14:40 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: BO Stinkss

Hey, he wears tights and looks like a muscle-bound baller-no (If that’s what a guy who dances ballet is called.) What is more gay than a guy wearing tights and looking like a ballerino?


100 posted on 05/22/2012 9:35:24 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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