PFL fighter Claressa Shields shared her opinion on the bisexuality of Superman’s son in the latest comic book series.
The Flint, Michigan native has made a name for herself in the boxing world, winning numerous world titles and an Olympic gold medal. The 26-year-old moved to MMA in June against Britney Elkin. Despite early adversity, Shields ended up finishing by TKO in the third round.
The new Superman comic series will be released on November 9, 2021. According to numerous publications, including NPR, the son of the Man of Steel, Jonathan Kent, will appear in the magazine’s pages as bisexual. Superman: Son of Kal-El # 5.
Since it became known about Kent’s sexual orientation, many have shared their reactions on social media. Among those who reacted to the chaos of the comics was a certain Claressa Shields. The adorned boxing champion fears the message might confuse children too much.
“I’m far from homophobic, I just don’t think cartoon characters should be bisexual or gay. Leave the kids alone. Don’t force your plans on your children. For me, this is confusing to children. If a teen or adult decides to be bi or gay, congratulations. I have no problem with that “Claressa Shields published…
After her remarks were deemed homophobic by the commentator, Shields clarified that she has no problem with anyone who considers herself part of the LGBT community. Since the target audience for comics and cartoons is usually a younger audience, some undoubtedly share Shields’ concerns, while others will find them unfounded.
Do you agree with Claressa Shields’ position on the exclusion of LGBT people from comics and cartoons?