A Republican lawmaker tried to attack “Hollywood” for making Superman bisexual in an upcoming comic book, but she didn’t quite make the statement she intended.
“Superman loves Louis Lane. Period,” wrote Arizona Sen. Wendy Rogers (R) in a tweet yesterday, after DC Comics announced on Coming Out Day yesterday that Clark Kent’s son Jon Kent will kiss male journalist Jay Nakamura. “Hollywood is trying to make Superman gay and he is not.”
Rogers then suggested that the new, gay Superman be called “Thooperman,” a joke about how “Superman” sounds when said with a stereotypical gay lisp.
She didn’t really understand what was going on, though. DC Comics is publishing the upcoming comic book, not “Hollywood”; the Superman who kisses a boy is Jon Ken, the son of Clark Kent, so it’s his mother who is Lois Lane; “Louis” is a stereotypically male name, so saying Superman loves Louis Lane isn’t exactly saying that he’s heterosexual.
If anything, her comments sound like the old anti-gay battle cry, “It’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve,” except she forgot which side she’s on.
The replies on Twitter were vicious.
You heard her, Superman is in love with a man named Louis. pic.twitter.com/zoghMkC3m9
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) October 11, 2021
I don't know who Louis Lane is but he sounds hot. pic.twitter.com/igdRTTJron
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) October 11, 2021
He’s gay and soon we will turn EVERYTHING GAY. The gay agenda is alive and well. Soon you will be gay too! pic.twitter.com/XSX98cnQwS
— TATIANNA (@TATIANNANOW) October 12, 2021
Wow. A gay lisp joke in 2021?
You Republicans are just as lazy as you are trashy.
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) October 11, 2021
don't worry he definitely still loves Lois Lane. Enough that they've been married for a while and it's literally their son who's bi. Reading comprehension is a lovely thing.
— Meloni Winter (@cowboyhaljordan) October 11, 2021
Wait until Wendy finds out that bisexual Superman's boyfriend Louis pronounces his name "Lew-EE" because, just like Superman, he hates what America has become and wishes he were in France.
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) October 12, 2021
Tell me you literally couldnt even be bothered to read an article about this without telling me you couldnt be bothered to read an article about this.
Idk who Louis Lane is but you'll be glad to know this Superman does love Lois Lane because shes his mother.
— Jade ⚱💚 (@CiceronianTrans) October 11, 2021
Damn, this is really bigoted. But also, "Louis Lane." pic.twitter.com/LwC6aBKbj0
— Nick Martin (@nickmartin) October 11, 2021
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) October 11, 2021