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Amber Ruffin Claps Back at Haters of the New Bisexual Superman

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Amber Ruffin has had it up to here with people complaining about the new bisexual Superman.

It’s only been a week since DC announced the news that current Superman Jon Kent (son of the original Superman Clark Kent and his longtime beloved Lois Lane) will be coming out as bisexual, and already it’s ruining poeple’s lives (LOL).

Republicans and right wingers have been in an uproar about the issue ever since it was announced. Even former Superman actor and conservative pundit Dean Cain went on Fox News to complain about the coming out.

"They said it’s a bold new direction, I say they’re bandwagoning," he said. "Robin just came out as bi — who’s really shocked about that one? The new Captain America is gay. My daughter in [The CW series] Supergirl, where I played the father, was gay. So I don’t think it’s bold or brave or some crazy new direction. If they had done this 20 years ago, perhaps that would be bold or brave." 

Wow, Cain can name four gay people in the history of comics? If only there were close to that many straight characters. If only he knew about the four straight Robins, or the straight Captain America, or Supergirl, who is straight.

But late-night host Amber Ruffin decided to clap back at all the haters during the recent episode of her self-titled show, in her segment Bitch, Please.

"This week it was announced that in an upcoming DC comic, the new superman will come out as bisexual, and people are losing their shit," Ruffin said.

"Are you afraid him and Lex Luthor are gonna trick you into a threesome? You wish!!! Look how handsome these men are, you could never," she continued before really going in on the haters.

"If a comic book character being bisexual ruined your childhood, your childhood was trash to begin with," Ruffin said. "Instead of being fixated on Superman’s son, maybe you should focus on things that are happening in the real world, like school shootings, anti-maskers, and anti-vaxxers because they are literally ruining childhoods."

She also hammered home the importance of representation. "There is a child out there who is scared, and not feeling seen," she stated. "And they don’t see themselves represented on TV, and they can be made to feel lesser because of who they are."

"One day, that child is going to pick up a comic book and see an iconic character that’s associated with strength, honesty, and America," she added. "And they’re gonna see that that person is just like them and that it is okay to be who they are, and it will change their life."

Check out the entire segment from The Amber Ruffin Show below.

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