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Actor Christopher Biggins and podcaster Amir Hassan came head-to-head about the news.
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Jon Kent, the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, was confirmed as being part of the LGBTQ+ community on National Coming Out Day on Monday. He will follow in his superhero father's footsteps by becoming Superman and saving the world while avenging the death of the "Man of Steel".
Christopher, who is openly gay, is against making Jon Kent bisexual. After praising same-sex Strictly Come Dancing couple John Whaite and Johannes Radebe for being “original”, he then explained he would prefer to have an original LGBTQ+ character. “Don’t take characters that already exist and make them something that they’re not,” he said.
He then added it’s important to not “pander to the woke system”.
Co-host Richard Madeley stepped in and specified that Clark Kent is not the character who is coming out as bisexual.
Christopher said he finds it "absolutely bizarre" that people want more LGBTQ+ representation. "Why can't we stick to what we have. Why don't they do some new characters?"
Podcaster Aamir Hassan praised the added representation, calling the move “Absolutely fantastic” and said many LGBTQ+ children will now have a role model to look up to in comic books.
He added: “It's incredible to see superheroes become actual superheroes.
"“Because for a lot of young people they don’t have the privilege of coming out and they are not in a position where they can come out and be themselves, I’ve been there and they looked to media entertainment, they looked to comic books for solace and to see themselves. Even if one young person out there can see Superman’s son be bisexual and it helps them, I don’t see what the issue is.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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