Spider-Man Will Always be White and Straight, It’s Part of the Deal
Marvel and DC characters have always fascinated millions of fans around the world. We have the dark and complex Batman, the alien savior of the world Superman and then we have our friendly and charming web slinger Spider-Man.
I remember getting costumes of these characters and running around the house pretending to be a superhero as a kid.
At the time I had no concept or idea of how a super heroes’ sexulaity and color of the skin extremely matters. But as I grew-up I started noticing that majority of the super heroes we have around are these masculine manly homophobic beings, who just can not fathom the idea of homosexuality.
However, you never think much about such things until you come to know that these are deliberately being done. A superhero has to be white and straight.
It sounds ridiculous but it is true.
Not too long ago, Sony was hacked and plenty of information got leaked online. Interestingly, things still keep popping-up every now and then which reveal more internal secrets.
Did you know? Stan Lee requires Spider-Man to be white and straight at all costs. He can never be Indian, Black, Asian etc or gay for that matter.
Stan Lee says it’s because that is how the character was originally written but it seems very odd to make it a part of an agreement.
It’s understandable why Stan Lee wouldn’t want a gay or Asian Spider-Man. How many of us will accept this change? At this point we are programmed to see characters like Batman and Spider-Man as white and straight men. I don’t think most people will go watch a gay Batman.