Nov 04, 2015 11:35 PM GMT
Original 'X-Men' Character Iceman Confirms He's Gay
Buddha saidWait let me summarize the reactions in this thread
"OMG ICEMAN IS GAY??? I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHO THIS CHARACTER IS, ALSO I THINK COMICS ARE CHILDISH, BUT I AM VERY UPSET NONETHELESS!!
SPIDER-MAN MARRIES A DOG?
WHY DOESN'T JUST BATMAN FUCK HIS BATMOBILE?
THE MORAL FIBER OF THIS COUNTRY IS BEING CORRUPTED BY THE HOMOSEXUALS AND MOSLEMS. ALSO DINOSAURS"
God forbid gay teenagers to have characters to relate to in the world of comics! Why can't they relate to Madonna like every other NORMAL gay person! Leave the straight world to the straight people, jeez. No need to infect the perverted ideas of sodomy to our precious regular children.
To answer the question how you're supposed to explain that two men are together, I'd give the same answer as Louis C.K.:
"I dunno, it's your shitty kid, you fucking tell them. Why is that anyone else's problem? Two guys are in love but they can't get married because you don't want to talk to your ugly child fo fucking five minutes?"
BBBBuilder said"You're going to be a Mutant and Gay. Wow."
"How are you more put together than me?"
... wow. Simple phrases, but quite powerful.
I don't know how the whole issue turns out, but that there is golden. I think it's what closeted gays probably would want to ask their more-assured gay peers. Specially the younger ones.
"You're going to shoulder a lot of hate. Friends are going to abandon you. Family will probably disown you. There will be times when you're going to feel completely isolated and you're going to break down and cry in despair. But there you are, all confident and full of yourself... how? What kind of Jedi training did you go through?"
As for Iceman turning out to be gay, I don't recall exactly but the possibility had been brought up before. And the X-Men being about mutants, well ... it has always been about people being different and learning to accept that. It was always a core message, and X-Men did help a lot of people deal with this.
Heck, even the actress who played Storm on the Hugh Jackman films mention it in several interviews, about everyone being different and learning to accept this fact.
bro4bro saidAnd this was many years before I realized I was gay.
Spider-Man was my hero, but Bobby Drake was my dream guy.