So Green Lantern #0 came out today and the world was introduced to Arab-American superhero Simon Baz.
He’s a car thief and he blows up an American building because that’s how Arab-Americans get down apparently. For merely being suspected of being a car thief, he gets sent to Gitmo and right as he’s about to be waterboarded, the guards refer to him as Muhammad.
I mean seriously, this is all you could come up with? My friends told me about this issue and I didn’t want to believe them. I actually read the issue and I didn’t want to believe it.
When shitty fanfics of 24 portray Arab-Americans in a better light than this garbage, you’ve fucked up.
When conservative white men are expressing outrage over the portrayal of Arab-Americans in a comic book and they are saying this comic is offensive as hell, you done fucked up.
And what the hell is Simon Baz doing with a gun when he has a Green Lantern power ring? That ring makes him one of the most powerful beings in the universe.
That’s like Superman flying around with a switchblade. It makes no sense.
Just when I thought DC couldn’t stoop any lower.
You know shit is serious when watching Joffrey get (p)imp slapped, doesn’t make me feel better.
Okay, maybe I feel a little bit better.