In the upcoming issue of “Superman: Son of Kal-El,” the Man of Steel will reportedly become romantically involved with male reporter Jay Nakamura, and the two will share at least one kiss, which DC has already shared a promotional image of.

Of course, DC is remarkably proud of this apparently brave announcement. They, along with the rest of woke pop culture, are breathlessly fawning over it.

Combine this news with the revelation that DC’s Robin has a boyfriend, that the X-Men may be renamed for more “gender inclusivity,” and that the forthcoming film, “The Eternals,” will feature the MCU’s first gay character and kiss, and it’s clear that the superheroes of the 2020s have officially gone woke.

“Over the years in this industry, it probably won’t surprise you to hear I’ve had queer characters and storylines rejected,” said Tom Taylor, the writer of the “Son of Kal-El” comic. “I knew… another straight white savior could be a real opportunity missed.”

Taylor’s highly anticipated addition to pop culture has been lauded by fans and critics as “courageous,” with many bashing the older version of the character for his harmful masculinity. 

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A CNN opinion piece called this reinvention of comic book stereotypes “a sign of how recognizing that there are options other than heterosexuality can change superhero preconceptions about goodness, masculinity and empowerment.”

Taylor expressed his excitement to see what the future will look like “when the most powerful man in the world is part of the LGBT community.”

While many share his excitement, I personally am sick of the entertainment industry’s constant capitulation to political correctness. Moreover, I think that a bisexual Superman is actually a dangerous idea.

Our culture is obsessed with superheroes (case in point; MCU films made nearly 23 billion dollars at the global box office in little over a decade). We look up to superheroes as the ones who are expected to stand up for truth and justice.

If only these cultural heroes were made to actually stand against real evils, their examples could accomplish a lot of real world good. Instead, the line between right and wrong has been conflated, and our heroes are reduced to virtue signaling “fights” against climate change and the deportation of refugees, as the new bisexual Superman has done in previous issues of the comic

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Dean Cain, who portrayed an older version of the character, called it “bandwagoning.”

“I don’t think it’s bold or brave or some crazy new direction,” he said. “[B]rave would be having him fight for the rights of gay people in Iran where they’ll throw you off a building for the offense of being gay.”

“Why don’t they have him fight the injustices that created the refugees whose deportation he’s protesting?” he continued. “That would be brave, I’d read that.”

Instead, they’re using these hugely influential icons to demonize masculinity and promote whatever other message happens to be politically correct.

As it turns out, that isn’t so brave after all.