Cancel Me This Batman! Superman, that all-American immigrant from a far distant planet is changing his famous motto.
Truth, Justice and the American Way long the superhero’s rallying cry since WWII, has now been changed by DC Comics to Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow.
Yes, the Man of Steel will no longer be U.S Steel.
In a world of geopolitics, Superman is joining the big multi-cultural world, becoming a universal agent. He will no longer be America’s to claim.
Feeling betrayed, many red-blooded Americans took to social media, angrily blaming cancel culture as finally going too far. First, they came for Christmas. Next they came for Mr. Potato Head. But Superman? If this is wokeness, many are howling, let me just go back to sleep!
To them, it feels as though this last bastion of American Exceptionalism has now gone the way of Communist China.
Not surprisingly Fox News went ballistic at the news. As though exposed to deadly kryptonite destroying their brain matter, they claimed the move by DC Comics is promoting anti-Americanism, likening the motto change to endorsing Communist China and the Taliban Way!
On Fox’s midday opinion show” Outnumbered “ any semblance of rational thinking was clearly outnumbered.
“That is so weak and so woke,” exclaimed Jason Chaffetz one of the 5 hosts “Look, it’s just validating why I was so into Aquaman versus Superman!”
“Look, I don’t think there’s any confusion here,” lead anchor Harris Faulkner claimed, “We’re being told not to love our country, or at least it feels that way.”
To listen to them, this is final nail in the coffin of losing the cold war. What’s next? Will Superman change his name to Stalin — which , by the by also means “man of steel?” Will Lois Lane be forced to wear a burka?
The funny thing is, Superman already denounced his American citizenship in 2011. In Action Comics’ 900th issue, the iconic superhero renounced his U.S citizenship following a clash with the federal government.
“I intend to speak before the United Nations tomorrow and inform them that I am renouncing my U.S. citizenship,” he said in the issue. “I’m tired of having my actions construed as instruments of U.S. policy.”
Superman even questioned his longtime motto: “Truth, justice and the American way.”
“Truth, justice, and the American way — it’s not enough anymore,” he states.
Not surprisingly many felt this move as a slap in the face calling the decision made by his publishers as being riddled with a blatant lack of patriotism, and respect for our country.
Superman’s current creators were accused of belittling the U.S. By denouncing his citizenship, they claimed Superman morphed into an eerie metaphor for the current poor economic and power status the country holds worldwide.
Good thing this disgruntled group would elect Donald Trump in a few years to repair our Superman superpower world status!