First, thank you for that spoiler ah, good times. Second agree on the “controversy”. I sometimes think these things are manufactured in that “all press is good press” way. Do these people live under a rock or is it just stirring the pot for the sake of promo? Often seems like the latter.
I learned about it from Wonder Woman but then, YES, the Joker.
Agree on Lego Batman. I felt vindicated!
This is why normalization is important and things like Pride month can’t only happen once a year, though.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot. There’s been a significant amount of people talking about “wholesomeness” in (DC) entertainment—wanting everything to be “family friendly” w/o one shred of an explanation as to what they really mean?
I know it’s a business and it has to make money, but there’s a very “out of sight- out of mind” mentality there, and all this hiding just breeds exclusivity and apathy for everything from differing races, to religions, to economics, to languages, to sexuality.
There was a time LGBTIA wasn’t considered “wholesome” or “normal”—hell that time is now. Villains are still queer coded, as a means to placate those looking for “wholesome”—meanwhile, whats also happening, is other people are being told we aren’t acceptable, valued or normal (and aren’t worthy of it…and that’s awful, not wholesome). The only real remedy, imo, is more diverse creators…and now I’m the one on a tangent.
I love for your tangents @iJest! Thank you, and I look forward to more!