My reaction to the panels w/ Harls and BG are pretty much this:
It’s pride month and instead of making people feel proud, it’s more like DC turned them into a punchline. Huge FAIL in my book…who is this even for??
Maybe DC needs to focus more on expanding their readership/fan base rather than conforming to the ones they think they have? Because this, to me, involves all minorities right along w/ LGBT.
There are hundreds of characters. I just wish DC would use them instead, and stop forcing a handful of characters to be all things to all people. The “popular ones” are what they are because they’re the ones who get all the financial & artistic support. My suggestion is this: Spread the love around! Be more respectful and see what happens.
HQ AS hasn’t forced any arcs, conflated the character’s complexity or exploited them—its among the best DC has done in the area of representation so far, and its why they need to keep it going. They say they want to provide representation, but fail time and time again and just give us more of the same. Promises of a new normal don’t quite cut it anymore, DC. I’ll keep my money, thanx. Please renew this show, @DC_Community! I don’t think you realize what you have here. Don’t blow it.