Superman actor Henry Cavill is hanging up his cape so the hunt is on for someone new. Enter social justice warriors clamouring for a black actor to play the role despite the fact that the character has been portrayed by a Caucasian since the comic book debuted in 1938.
An especially inflammatory headline in VICE proclaimed: “Superman shouldn’t be white” while the deck read, “Because it never completely made sense to begin with.”
Why did it never make sense for Superman to be white to begin with? Consider the background of Superman’s original creators, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, who were children of Jewish immigrants.
If Warner does acquiesce to the PC crowd on this point, why not go all the way?
In addition to a change of skin colour, how about our all new cinematic Superman change his sexual orientation and religion and while we’re at it, let’s drop the “Super” part.