Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That….

If you read this blog, don’t get bent out of shape on me, it’s all in good fun.

Years ago on the old Seinfeld show there was an episode where this writer mistaked Jerry and George for being gay partners.  From that show came the above catch phrase “not that there’s anything wrong with that”, each time being gay was mentioned.  Anyway I’d been hearing about this but didn’t really give it much respect, but today the news is officially out — and so’s the Green Lantern.  After weeks of speculation, DC Comics confirms that Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern will become its first gay male superhero.  I thought it would have been Batman, you know hanging around with Robin and Alfred and such.  Anyway Scott’s identity and sexuality will be relaunched in the newest issue and puts a new spin on the original version of the Green Lantern character.  Boy I’ll say!  “What I really want to do … is make the fact that he’s gay to be a part of who he is and not to be the one identifying aspect of him,” writer James Robinson said.  Good luck with that Jim.  Having this all play out in a comic book is one thing, now imagine all the scenarios this stirs up when the action figure hits the stores.  If dad buys one for junior, mom thinks oh oh, my husband may be keeping his lifestyle a secret from me.  If mom buys one for junior, the husband gets mad and says “you’ll not turn my junior gay”.  If junior gets one as a gift from grandma or someone, mom and dad may think the giver thinks their son is gay.  If junior speaks up and asks for one, well, you get my drift here.  And I’m not even considering what the cashier might be thinking during the purchase.  I have two other scenarios, and they are funny, but I’ll not post them.  Think Family Guy funny.  Going forward the news also stated that the Green Lantern’s biggest likely advocate would be,,,,, and I did not know this.  Batwoman!  She’s been out and proud since 2009.  No wonder she was always beating the crap out of Batman, she doesn’t like men!   “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”

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