This was simply too good to not share for discussion. The legendary writer had an interview with Playboy (the link is safe for work, I promise) and spoke his mind about a variety of comic book characters. But, what's drawing attention are his remarks about The Dark Knight.
Do you agree with Morrison? And more importantly, does it even matter? Would you like Batman any less if they one day decide to have him come out of the closet? Personally, I don't think sexual preference should hold any impact on liking/disliking a character, but naturally, not everyone sees eye-to-eye on that. And for the love of The One Above All, please don't turn this into a religious debate. That never goes well.
Morrison: “I got interested in the class element of Batman: He’s a rich man who beats up poor people. It’s quite a bizarre mission to go out at night dressed as a bat and punch the hell out of junkies. And then he goes home and lives in this mansion. There’s an aspirational quality to him—he’s an outlaw and he can buy anything. He has a new Batmobile every movie. He’s very plutonian in the sense that he’s wealthy and also in the sense that he’s sexually deviant. Gayness is built into Batman. I’m not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There’s just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he’s intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay. I think that’s why people like it. All these women fancy him and they all wear fetish clothes and jump around rooftops to get to him. He doesn’t care—he’s more interested in hanging out with the old guy and the kid.”