Original 'X-Men' Character Iceman Confirms He's Gay

  • metta

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    Nov 04, 2015 11:35 PM GMT
    Original 'X-Men' Character Iceman Confirms He's Gay


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/iceman-comes-out-gay_563a2830e4b0307f2cab652a
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    Nov 05, 2015 12:35 AM GMT
    I hope all this pandering to gays doesn't result in an ugly backlash from society at large.
  • YBNB

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    Nov 05, 2015 1:09 PM GMT
    I don't have an issue.
  • Buddha

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    Nov 05, 2015 1:47 PM GMT
    Wait 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!!

    WHAT'S NEXT

    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"


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    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?"
  • YBNB

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    Nov 05, 2015 2:00 PM GMT
    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!!

    WHAT'S NEXT

    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"


    lovejoy3.jpg

    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?"




    Preach!!!
  • BBBBuilder

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    Nov 06, 2015 3:01 PM GMT
    "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.
  • MarvelBoy23

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    Nov 06, 2015 3:28 PM GMT
    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.


    They have been playing on the Iceman is gay scenario since the early 90's. This wasn't really a surprise to be honest. Usually the nerd community is up in arms about doing things like this to characters, but everyone already assumed he was gay, and no one batted an eye about this. I like how it was handled. And what's really cool for a nerd like me, is that it all really fit. The X-Men started in 1963, back then, it really fit that Iceman was freaked out about coming out. I actually think this was handled very well.
  • bro4bro

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    Nov 06, 2015 4:46 PM GMT
    I started reading X-Men in 1964, at age 7. I think the first issue I had was #9 or 10. Bobby Drake was always my favorite. I loved the guy. Even had dreams about him - honestly. And this was many years before I realized I was gay.

    Spider-Man was my hero, but Bobby Drake was my dream guy.
  • BBBBuilder

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    Nov 07, 2015 4:46 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidAnd this was many years before I realized I was gay.

    Spider-Man was my hero, but Bobby Drake was my dream guy.


    The Amazing Spider-Man TV Show from the '80s/'90s had one of the beefiest Peter Parker I've seen. I mean, he was as buff as He-Man, but as agile as a PK Tracer. And he was a geek who knew chemistry and engineering, so I thought of him as a good role model.

    There was an Eddie Brock/Venom in that show too. They managed to make him even bigger, which for a young man was awesome. No wonder so many porn artists love coupling them together.