Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers was roundly derided Monday for a tweet about Superman coming out as bisexual. “Superman loves Louis Lane. Period,” she tweeted. “Hollywood is trying to make Superman gay and he is not. Just rename the new version Thooperman so we can all know the difference and avoid seeing it.”
Okay, so a couple things about that tweet: 1) No typo could have possibly been more ironic than misspelling Lois Lane as “Louis Lane.” 2) The “Thooperman” reference looks like a pretty clear invocation of the “gay lisp” stereotype.
As I’ve reported multiple times, Rogers is her state’s most loony QAnon cultist. And that’s saying something.
Superman loves Louis Lane. Period. Hollywood is trying to make Superman gay and he is not. Just rename the new version Thooperman so we can all know the difference and avoid seeing it.
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) October 11, 2021
Damn, this is really bigoted. But also, “Louis Lane.” pic.twitter.com/LwC6aBKbj0
— Nick Martin (@nickmartin) October 11, 2021
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) October 11, 2021
I don’t know who Louis Lane is but he sounds hot. pic.twitter.com/igdRTTJron
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) October 11, 2021
A gay lisp joke in [checks notes] 2021?
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) October 11, 2021