Republicans Freak Out Over New Bisexual Superman

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Conservatives were ridiculed for objecting to the sexual orientation of a comic book character.
Several Republican politicians faced ridicule online Monday after voicing objections to the sexual orientation of a comic book character.

DC Comics announced Monday that Jon Kent, the son of original Superman Clark Kent and journalist Lois Lane, will be shown as bisexual in the latest iteration of the comic book series. The character will come out in the Nov. 9 issue of "Superman: Son of Kal-El #5," when he kisses his love interest Jay Nakamura.

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This character development apparently bothered some on the right.

"Superman loves Louis Lane. Period. Hollywood is trying to make Superman gay and he is not. Just rename the new version Thooperman so we can all know the difference and avoid seeing it," tweeted Rep. Wendy Rogers, an Arizona state Republican who has persistently spread election disinformation.

"Say no to Woke Thooperman!!!" she added in a separate tweet.

Josh Mandel, a Republican running for a U.S. Senate seat in Ohio, opted for a more dramatic complaint.

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"Bisexual comic books for kids. They are literally trying to destroy America," he tweeted.

Mandel has endorsed wild conspiracy theories that the coronavirus, the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests were funded by "liberal forces," George Soros and possibly the "deep state."

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