April 22, 2010, - 4:40 pm
When I was a little kid, my dad would buy me Archie comics to read on the Jewish Sabbath. The comic books were given as a special treat. My dad loved comics as a kid, had a big collection of Archie and Captain Marvel comics, and wanted to pass that interest along to me. (Unfortunately, most of our collection got ruined in a basement flood.)
But, if he were still alive, I doubt he’d give a seven-year-old daughter (that was the age he started giving me the comic books to read) today’s Archie Comics. You see, they’re pushing a new openly gay character on kids. Kevin Keller is his name, and Betty and Veronica are more interested in him than Archie. (I went to elementary school with a kid named Kevin Keller; perhaps he should sue for defamation.) It’s kind of sad that children are exposed to this stuff and pimped on it at such earlier and earlier ages. Forget about any kids today really having a childhood. That concept is gone and over. Kaput. Now, little kids will read about “Kevin.”
New York, NY (April 22, 2010): Archie Comics, home of the famous Riverdale High students Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and Jughead, is about to welcome a new classmate this fall! On September 1st, Kevin Keller, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character, will be welcomed into the town of Riverdale.
“The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive. Archie’s hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books,” stated Archie Comics Co- CEO, Jon Goldwater.
VERONICA #202 features the full-issue story, “Isn’t it Bromantic?” that introduces Kevin, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character. Kevin Keller is the new hunk in town and Veronica just has to have him. After Kevin defeats Jughead in a burger eating contest at Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe, she desperately latches onto him. Mayhem and hilarity ensue as Kevin desperately attempts to let Veronica down easy and her flirtations only become increasingly persistent.
Reader Jacob is on target:
I didn’t think it would happen that fast, but Archie Comics has a homosexual character that they will introduce in the Fall. I knew the homosexual agenda would go for Archie sooner or later, but this is quite a shock.
I guess there really is no one you can trust in the entertainment business.
No, there isn’t.
This isn’t about “homophobia.” If you’re gay, what you do behind closed doors is your business. What is pushed on American kids in comic books is everyone’s business.
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