So let’s review:
Rather than making Hal Jordan or any other relevant iconic superhero gay, DC opts for an obscure 1940s, alternate earth, second tier character who they can sweep under the rug whenever it’s convenient (hell we’ve seen that happen to fan faves Renee Montoya, Cassandra Cain, most of Milestone). And we won’t even mention that said character already had a gay son who they retconned out of the New 52 revamp.
More than that they chose a character who got his powers from a mystical flame. Because all gay guyz are flaming amirite? And a character who’s weakness is wood. And then they hype up the publicity expecting to get praised for this garbage.
You CANNOT tell me the brass at DC wasn’t laughing their asses off as they came up with this bullshit of a homophobic punchline.