NEW YORK (LifeSiteNews) — DC Comics, the publisher of the Batman and Superman comics, announced last week that it would be cancelling a Superman comic that depicted fictional hero Superman as a “bisexual” with a gay lover due to poor sales reports.
The series, titled Superman: Son of Kal-El, centered around 17-year-old Jonathan Kent – son of DC comic characters Clark Kent and Lois Lane – and showed him embracing several left-wing causes during its 6-issue run, including climate activism, fighting for refugees, and wearing a mask to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The fifth issue of the series featured Kent coming out as a “bisexual” and starting a relationship with his friend Jay Nakamura – the issue featured a picture of the two male characters kissing.
Speaking to the New York Times about the prospect of a gay Superman, the author of the series, Tom Taylor, said: “The idea of replacing Clark Kent with another straight white savior felt like a missed opportunity.”
Reacting to the cancellation former DC comic book artist Gabe Eltaeb elebrated the announcement on social media, writing, “1 year ago, I stood on principle and left [DC Comics] for their U.S. hating book by SJW (social justice warrior) narcissist Tom Taylor. I win.”
1 year ago, I stood on principle and left @DCComics for their 🇺🇸 hating book by SJW narcissist Tom Taylor.
— Gabe جبريل 🇺🇸”El Maga Mas Grande”🇺🇸Eltaeb (@GabeEltaeb) October 8, 2022
Eltaeb had left DC after the company changed Superman’s catchphrase to exclude reference to the United States, changing “Truth, justice, and the American way” to “Truth, justice, and a better tomorrow.”
The cancellation of Son of Kal-El comes shortly after a new Scooby-Doo Halloween special depicted character Velma Dinkley as a lesbian, drawing criticism from fans.
It also follows last month’s depiction of a same-sex couple having children on Peppa Pig, a British children’s television program.
Due to the financial failure and public backlash that often follows a company’s decision to amend well-known characters to fit the modern LGBT agenda, the term “Get woke, go broke” has began to gain popularity, alluding to the notion that the artificial addition of left-wing politics into media is unpopular with consumers.