The point is that being Bi doesn’t sneak up on someone. Long before they act in it they have had inner thoughts, dialogue about their attractions.
For thirty years Tim has NEVER internally dialogued about dudes — no “OMG - Conner is really hot!”
It’s lazy writing - we can’t sell it on story so let’s just change the sexuality and see how long we can ride the wave.
It highlights the diminishing quality of writing at DC when writers start over-relying on current events to direct the storytelling.
And there are plenty of people who would have been cool with a bi-character. Why didn’t they just give Jericho a higher profile in a story.
But no - let’s just switch someone’s sexuality to something that has never been suggested even internally by the character. This is change just for change’s sake and it p¡$$3s people off who have followed a character for years.
Sorry to say but most readers aren’t bi- and kinda resent the fact that the biggest characters are having radical changes made that depart from three decades of canon.
Like I said. Jericho is Bi-. Why didn’t the writers just bring him into a story and give him some time? He’s been absent from everything for years now and people who like him might want to see him get some play.
DC had better start hiring more people like Christopher Priest and stop relying on people who write like they’re writing Young Adult novels for the high school library.