I don't mind gay super heroes, but turning existing super heroes into gay super heroes doesn't work - exactly. Why can't they create a brand new super hero who is gay?
Suddenly seeing Superman french kiss a nerdy Japanese guy with purple hair is a bit jarring, to say the least.
Let's give these creators the benefit of the doubt: they are concerned with homophobic bullying in schools and elsewhere and want to make society more tolerant.
Ok, but would ramming sexuality down people's throats achieve this? I mean, before I saw this image I didn't think of where Superman likes to put his penis, if he even had one.
Of course, there's nothing wrong with creating characters who are gay. Here's a film which does this, but without ramming any agenda down people's throats because it's a sci-fi action film: Aliens (1986). At the beginning we see Vasquez refer to Ripley, saying que bonita! (very beautiful!). But that's all it is. We don't see her make a pass at Ripley or kiss her or whatever. Because the film's a sci-fi action flick.
We also hear the space marines talk about getting 'some Arcturian poontang' and saying it doesn't matter if you get a male, it's all good. Again, this is peripheral to the plot and doesn't go anywhere, it's just banter.
Compare the above with Disney Star Wars and their decision to include a Lesbian kiss at the end of The Rise Of Skywalker (2019). This had nothing to do with the plot, and was even deleted in Middle Eastern cinemas, because Disney cares more about Arab money than it does about Arab homophobia.
So, is it a good idea to make a super hero gay? The jury's still out on this, I think. If the idea behind that decision is to make gay people a normal part of society, then wouldn't it be better to make a film with gay characters who are just ordinary people. Y'know, like gay people in real life? lol.
And couple more questions ...
There are several superheroes who have been made gay or bisexual. Where are the gay/bisexual villains?
If queer sexuality is associated with heroism but not villainy, does this mean that the whole damn thing is just LGBT propaganda?