Did you really think we’d get through another week without either DC or Marvel pulling some sort of idiotic publicity stunt?
This week it’s another go-round on the DC Diversity Carousel of Unprogress. Since New 52 has launched, they made Starfire into a sex-starved alien maniac, shoved Harley Quinn into some sort of weird BSDM outfit, introduced a literally flaming homosexual Green Lantern, and now…well…
What you’re seeing on the left is DC’s attempt to diversify its Earth-based GL Corp (and why are there so many humans in a supposedly intergalactic organization?) by introducing a character of Middle Eastern descent.
Wearing a ski mask.
Wielding a gun.
BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THE WAY TO SHOW THAT YOU’RE INCLUSIVE TO PEOPLE OF ALL CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS IS TO MAKE A MINORITY CHARACTER LOOK LIKE HE’S ABOUT TO ROB A LIQUOR STORE!
Can we go back to shoving Starfire into progressively smaller bikinis? Misogyny in comics I can at least understand. This – I don’t see how this made it past anyone in the editor’s bullpen.