Arizona senator lambasted for his reaction to Jon Kent’s coming out

Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers is being slammed on social media after expressing her disgust at Jon Kent/Superman’s bisexuality.

Superman fans have expressed frustration with Wendy Rogers, a United States Senator, over her insistence that Clark Kent likes “Louis Lane.”

Rogers’ comments come in the wake of DC’s announcement that Jon Kent, the current Superman, will become bisexual in Superman: Son of Kal-El #5. “Superman loves Louis Lane. Period. Hollywood is trying to make Superman gay and he isn’t. Just rename the new version Thooperman so we can all know the difference and avoid seeing it,” Rogers tweeted. Fans of the character were quick to correct Rogers; while some scoff at the tongue-in-cheek typo of “Louis Lane”, others criticize it for what they see as homophobic sentiments.

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Many pointed out that Roger’s tweet is also littered with factually incorrect information. In current DC continuity, Clark Kent is still married and in love with Lois Lane, “Hollywood” was in no way involved in the production of Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 and Jon Kent is bisexual, not gay. While the intent behind the use of “Thooperman” is currently unknown, many fans believe it is a reference to the stereotype that gay people speak with a lisp. Some have cited this description as openly homophobic, demanding an apology.

When discussing Jon Kent’s sexuality, Superman: Son of Kal-El Writer Tom Taylor said: “I’ve always said that everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes and I’m so grateful that DC and Warner Bros. share this idea. The Superman’s symbol has always stood for hope, truth, and for justice. Today, this symbol stands for something more. Today, more people can see themselves in comics’ most powerful superhero. .”

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Jonathan Kent was introduced to the DC Universe in Convergence #2 in 2015. The son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, Jon first embraced the role of Superboy as he became a powerful crime-fighter through his father’s tutelage. He eventually joined the Legion of Super-Heroes before taking Clark’s place as Superman.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #5, by Tom Taylor, John Timms, Gabe Eltaeb, and Dave Sharpe, goes on sale Nov. 9 from DC.

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