Is Clark Kent Going Gay?The Dark Herald
No, but Superman might be.
Here’s the rumor and it sounds very, very current year.
The toilet-wine writers at DC Comics have absolutely no idea what to do with an aspirational hero like Kal-El of Krypton. Intrinsic goodness is something they simply have no frame of reference for. They are too hollow inside to have a basic sympathy with the fundamentals of the concept. In truth they are actually repelled by it.
Although, I will grant them one thing.
The fact of the matter is Clark Kent is the product of a world that no longer exists. Consider, he first appeared in 1938 and looked to be 30 years old. He would have arrived on Earth in 1908, and had living memories of the Great War. The Kents were probably plowing with mules. He would have gone to college in the Roaring Twenties and would have just turned 21 when the Crash of Twenty-Nine happened. He would have spent his entire adult life in the Great Depression watching the suffering of those around him, yet unable to do anything about it. He became a reporter for one reason only, the teletype machine and police radio the Daily Planet were the internet of their day. The Daily Planet itself was a towering institution with the power to shape minds and opinions.
Attempts to update Clark Kent for a modern world, always fail and he ends up defaulting back to who he will always be. A man from the generation before the Greatest Generation. The character is static in the public mind, Clark Kent will forever be a mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Planet in a world where the newspaper is practically extinct.
However, Clark’s son, Jon Kent is a blank slate. They can do whatever they want with him and the 12 people who still buy DC Comics will accept it. That would include making him gay. The Twitter-Stans who pretend they loved I Am Not Starfire will adore them and shower them with likes if not actual money.
But more importantly, it will get DC Comics all manner of hate-clicks. And at this point, if it weren’t for hate-clicks they’d have no clicks at all.
Okay, I’m done here.