British actor and television presenter Christopher Biggins spoke out against the revelation of DC Comics 'new Superman under the name of a bisexual man .
The comic book publisher announced on Monday that Lois Lane and Clark Kent's son Jon, who recently joined his father as Superman, will start a relationship with a male friend in a future issue.
Speaking on " Hello Great Britain , " Biggins, who is gay, said he was not in favor of Superman becoming a bisexual male. Instead, he argued that the portrayal of the LGBTQ + community should take the form of a new original character.
"If you want to do something like this , do someDo not take characters that already exist and turn them into something they are not, he explained .
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Biggins added: "I think it's important that we continue to do that and not flatter the awakened system. "
However, one of the hosts noted that Biggins' opinion on the matter seemed to stem from a misunderstanding of what DC actually announced . Clark Kent, who was first introduced as Superman in 1938, is not the person revealed to be bisexual. Instead ofof that, it is his son. The host notes that no one changes their gender identity or reveals that they have been hiding something for years. Jon Kent is only 17 years old in the comic book "Superman: Son of Kal-El. " After spending time as Superboy, his father encouraged him to take the title "Superman " "with him.
In response, Biggins doubled down on his claim that DC should create new characters as part of the LGBTQ + community.
" I find it relatively bizarre that this 'is what people want these days, "Biggins replied. "Why can't we just stick with what we've had and received? Why don't they make new characters, why don't they create something new, something different, and then go to a character we all know, love us and we all know it? "
DC has a long list of original characters that don't identify as straightsexual. In recent years, notable characters such as Batwoman, John Constantine, Captain Cold, a new version of Robin, and the new person taking the mantle of Aquaman have all been confirmed as LGBTQ + characters.
Jon Kent, son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, will be revealed as bisexual in an upcoming Superman number: Son of Kal-El. ' (DC Comics)
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The New York Times noted in an interview with the new comic book writer that although there have been many recently released comic book characters, someone as well known as Superman marks an important moment for the LGBTQ + community in comic book history.
Biggins' comments echo those of the actor Dean Cain on "Fox & Friends Tuesday where he too derided the decision to make the new Superman bisexual as " a bandwagon "
" I don't think it's daring or brave or crazy new leadership. If they had done it 20 years ago, maybe it would be daring or brave, "he said. "But brave would be to make him fight for gay rights in Iran where they would throw you out of a building for delihomosexuality. "
In a future issue, Jon will take after his father when he begins a relationship with a promising journalist named Jay Nakamura.
Christopher Biggins spoke about the announcement that DC will reveal the new Superman is bisexual. (Mike Marsland / WireImage)
According to the DC Comics announcement, the two initially became friends when Jon was attempting to have a secret identity as a high school student. However, in "Superman: Son of Kal-El " number five, the two will share a kiss after Superman was mentally and physically exhausted from trying to save everyone he could.
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"I 'I've always said that everyone needs of heroes and that everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes and I am very grateful to DC and Warner Bros. for sharing this idea, "said writer Tom Taylor. "The Superman symbol has always stood for hope, for truth, and for justice. Today this symbol stands for something more. Today more people can see themselves in the super. most powerful hero in comics. "
Artist John Timms added: " I am incredibly honored to workstarring alongside Tom on the 'Superman: Son of Kal-El ' series showing Jon Kent tackling his complex modern life, while saving the world from its greatest threats, villains, and threats. "