Story at a glance:
- Superman is officially bisexual and has an Asian, pink-haired boyfriend.
- Superman’s love interest, Jay Nakamura, is a hacktivist and news reporter who also has superpowers.
- Some fans think Clark Kent is cheating on Lois Lane, but that’s not the case.
Superman is officially bisexual and has an Asian, pink-haired boyfriend in upcoming issues of his comic.
As Changing America previously reported, no, it’s not Clark Kent. Clark, or Kal-El of Krypton, and Lois Lane have a son by the name of Jon Kent who is currently the reigning Superman while his father is away on an intergalactic mission.
The announcement was made on National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11, and somewhat took users on Twitter by storm.
Some users were visibly upset that a long-standing character is now out of the closet, while others are either embracing the news or mocking those triggered by the LBGTQ+ inclusion.
Jon kent, superman’s son comes out as bi and well- pic.twitter.com/qRB1aiaaiw— DavidHerself (@DavidHerself_) October 11, 2021
Homophobes losing their shit at bi superman pic.twitter.com/q35HMMAPQ8— PERCYYY (@Max_Draws_Stuff) October 12, 2021
I love bi Superman pic.twitter.com/xGzqtJPgr0— Andrew Hume (@TheAndyHume) October 11, 2021
Superman’s love interest is Jay Nakamura, a hacktivist and news reporter who also has powers.
The creator of this No. 1 series is Tom Taylor, who told The New York Times in an interview, "The idea of replacing Clark Kent with another straight white savior felt like a missed opportunity."
DC Comics released art showing Superman and Nakamura sharing a kiss.
There seems to be some confusion among certain fans who think Clark is cheating on Lois; as is the case with Arizona state Senator Wendy Rogers (R) who said, "Superman loves Louis [sic] Lane. Period. Hollywood is trying to make Superman gay and he is not. Just rename the new version Thooperman so we can all know the difference and avoid seeing it."
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