Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear oh dear we have a problem fellow gay nerds. A couple weeks ago it was released the author Orson Scott Card is going to be writing a new Superman story that starts in April. No big deal right? WRONG! Orson Scott Card is a big homophobe, and this has everyone (myself included) in a big tizzy because Superman is the defender of the little guy, of the oppressed, and Orson Scott Card is a villain in real life.
“But someone’s personal views shouldn’t matter when writing a comic book,” some might say. Sure, you can use that argument but it doesn’t work in this case. This is SUPERMAN! Superman loves all, he protects all. This author is a known activist against homosexuality and gay marriage and he’s got to go. So what do we do?
DC Comics has gone on record to say that are sticking by their decision, which is crazy but there you have it. The only way to get it across to them is to not purchase this story digitally or in hardcopy. Also TWEET THEM (@DCComics) and let them know how you’re feeling, because trust me this is not okay.
I want you all to take a moment and read this amazing write up, it’s was inspired me to write this here and to get the word out even more. It’s by a fellow gay nerd and it is absolutely incredible.
Check it out here and leave your comments below!
Come on DC Comics, you gotta get with the times here. He is no champion of the oppressed, nor should he be writing the man who is.