October 01, 2018

Social justice brigade use “convoluted logic” to push for black Superman

David MenziesMission Specialist

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.

It will be interesting to see if Warner Brothers caves to the demands of the SJW set, who are also clamouring for the next James Bond to be black and/or female.

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.

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commented 2018-10-02 12:44:37 -0400
Because it’s too difficult to come up with new characters, apparently. The goal, of course, is to destroy the Superman franchise just as they’ve done with Star Wars, Star Trek, Dr. Who, etc.
commented 2018-10-02 06:26:30 -0400
And if a movie studio decided to cast a black actor as Hannibal Lecter , what would be the reaction?
There would be an outcry that we were casting all blacks as insane flesh eating serial killers.
You can’t win with these people.
commented 2018-10-02 02:55:51 -0400
Nicholas Conklin you yell conservatives to make their own version of Facebook and Twitter if they do not like it , well tell the SJW clowns to make their own movies and comics then. Why can only one side force changes?? Please enlighten me?
commented 2018-10-02 02:53:02 -0400
Nicholas Conklin i have read many and think it would be idiocy. Marvel sales are hurting because of this crap already. And you know as well as i do that the SJW crowd would have a riot of they changed a Black or Woman Superhero to White or a man. Media is being ruined by this crap and you know it.
commented 2018-10-02 01:32:08 -0400
Actually, I’d like to see a Jewish Superman. Complete with the writer’s creative solution of what his adoptive parents will tell the Rabbi at young Clark’s bris.
commented 2018-10-01 22:09:46 -0400
Whatever happened to The Brown Hornet?
commented 2018-10-01 21:40:58 -0400
It’s OK to be white.
commented 2018-10-01 21:16:40 -0400
It’s obvious none of you have actually read the Superman comic book. There was a black version of the character YEARS ago. There have been many different versions. It’s OK.
commented 2018-10-01 19:48:58 -0400
Dave, the lunacy of the ‘progressives’ (cultural Marxists) gives you such an immense amount of material to deal with.
commented 2018-10-01 19:31:19 -0400
Why should Superman be black, he was originally conceived as white.
commented 2018-10-01 19:30:24 -0400
This is cultural appropriation, plain and simple. All of the other races have no problem stealing from the whites. Enough.
commented 2018-10-01 18:27:07 -0400
Is this really the sort of thing that keeps David up at night?

There has already been a black Superman in the comics many years ago, so this isn’t some new social justice warrior thing.

Besides, Superman isn’t really white. He’s an alien life form that happens to look human.

I am sure David will also be outraged when Warner Bros. does a one off film of Red Son, where Superman lands in Russia and not America.

Oh and Idris Elba would make a GREAT James Bond.
commented 2018-10-01 17:52:07 -0400
The mental illness of leftist liberalism never ceases to amaze me. Everyday it just gets weirder and weirder. Hollywood and their band of virtue signallers will capitulate tonthis demand, despite the fact it will only anger people and the movie will flop. It’s the same with everything the left touches and destroys.

Given the ridiculous logic, I hereby demand that there is another Martin Luther King movie and he better be played by a white male.