The Daily Show, October 22, 2015
Jeez. I hope they don’t find out that Superman is a intergalactic illegal immigrant.
This reminds me so much of gamers, and it’s a topic I’ve discussed before. For a certain contingent of gamers, they see nothing “political” whatsoever about games where you fight real wars, assassinate politicians, or stage CIA-backed coups in foreign countries. But the moment a woman gets to be a fully-clothed and well-rounded character, or the moment a gay kid is treated as human rather than a punchline or aberration, things have gotten “too political.” Suddenly, it’s all an “agenda” that’s being “shoved down our throats.” The irony and lack of self awareness would be hilarious if it didn’t have such deleterious consequences.