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#1 Edited by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio

Why can't Spidey swing both ways?

#2 Posted by Ms. Omega (4730 posts) - - Show Bio
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#3 Posted by animehunter (2805 posts) - - Show Bio

Just what the #@$%& is going on here, first Slott messes with Peter in the mainstream and now they mess with Mary Jane. I'm sorry as

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#4 Posted by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh Garfield....

#5 Posted by KnightRise (4811 posts) - - Show Bio

Nah,

#6 Posted by PunyParker (14583 posts) - - Show Bio

What?.....Garfield suggested it?...when?....

OH! and this is total bullsh*t.

#7 Edited by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by Strider92 (18008 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think Spider-man as a legacy can be limited to being heterosexual Ie: another person under the mask. Some of the best characters are gay. Midnighter being a prime example. However Peter Parker isn't gay. It would be like making Midnighter straight just for no reason.

#9 Edited by jayskee (1911 posts) - - Show Bio

#10 Edited by novi_homines (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

#11 Edited by novi_homines (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, I think this is a stupid move on his part, but only because this joke brings negative attention to TASM2

Anyone who honestly thinks he's serious is dumber than a pile of rocks.

#12 Posted by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL, you should see how people are reacting on other sites. Its hilarious.

#13 Posted by PaperDemon (684 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by PunyParker (14583 posts) - - Show Bio

@sandman_: Didnt see it.

I don't think Spider-man as a legacy can be limited to being heterosexual Ie: another person under the mask. Some of the best characters are gay. Midnighter being a prime example. However Peter Parker isn't gay. It would be like making Midnighter straight just for no reason.

yeah,now with a straight mind,i think it's just Garfield's stupid suggestion.....it's not gonna happen...(i hope)

#15 Posted by daredevil21134 (14006 posts) - - Show Bio

Sigh

#16 Edited by PaperDemon (684 posts) - - Show Bio

Andrew garfield, YOU SUCK!

#17 Posted by animehunter (2805 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Edited by _Black (2301 posts) - - Show Bio

That's an awful idea. Both commercially and critically.

#19 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2510 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol, nothing like some interracial bisexuality for ol' web head.

#20 Posted by frogdog (4000 posts) - - Show Bio

#21 Posted by lilben42 (2689 posts) - - Show Bio

That's new.

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#22 Posted by PunyParker (14583 posts) - - Show Bio

I get it now.....he was drunk.

#23 Edited by Dernman (17236 posts) - - Show Bio

sigh Some people should just deserved to be slapped.

#24 Posted by Ryagan (3548 posts) - - Show Bio

Uh, people want to see Mary Jane, not Manly Jane. If you want gay people in a movie or comic, then add a gay character. But don't make a character gay because you can. That's just stupid and takes away from an already established character.

#25 Edited by queenfrost_ (2611 posts) - - Show Bio

Can everyone here explain to me the outrage? I don't get it...Like I honestly wouldn't care what Spider-Man's sexuality was because his story really isn't about that...So yeah...I'm just kinda confused to why everyone is so pissed off about this suggestion

#26 Posted by Dernman (17236 posts) - - Show Bio

No slinging of the word homophobic yet?!!!!! This might be a record.

#27 Edited by LaserLambert (641 posts) - - Show Bio

kool, but I'd prefer if they finally got a male to play Spider-Man! ZINGO!

Couldn't resist.

but seriously folks, making him gay accomplishes nothing, because then he becomes a character who is gay, and is popular in spite of his sexual orientation, and it would not be the same as a gay character starting gay, and achieving a spider-man status on it's own. In other words bad.

#28 Posted by tupiaz (2257 posts) - - Show Bio
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#29 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29814 posts) - - Show Bio

I love how easily sh*t like this manages to outrage people.

#30 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6711 posts) - - Show Bio
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#31 Edited by frogdog (4000 posts) - - Show Bio

Can everyone here explain to me the outrage? I don't get it...Like I honestly wouldn't care what Spider-Man's sexuality was because his story really isn't about that...So yeah...I'm just kinda confused to why everyone is so pissed off about this suggestion

Because it's a pointless publicity stunt.

#32 Posted by Night Thrasher (3801 posts) - - Show Bio

And that's the reason why Andrew Garfield is the ACTOR and not the DIRECTOR or PRODUCER of the series.

#33 Posted by 8008S (537 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL yeah, just get Rupert Grint to play male MJ.

#34 Edited by GodDamnIronMan (1628 posts) - - Show Bio

WTH they want to do that? what's the point? just to prove they respect homosexuality???

#35 Posted by VeganDiet (1155 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh, I'd be okay with a gay Spider-man, but Mary Jane is one of my favorite female characters.

If he was gay, but they still had a female MJ and introduced a new character to be his love interest, I'd be all for it.

Though it would be nice to see Peter and MJ as a proper couple again.

I'll be fine either way.

#36 Posted by DarkShadows (752 posts) - - Show Bio

I do support the LGBTQ community, but I have to say no to this.
To put it in a simple terms: Peter Parker is not gay.

#37 Edited by Mega_spidey01 (3080 posts) - - Show Bio

i think he's joking about spider-man & mj.

#38 Posted by Wolverine08 (47931 posts) - - Show Bio

You guys do know that he was joking? Right?

#39 Edited by Joygirl (20840 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, Peter Parker kind of seems like he could be gay. But don't make MJ male. Just match him with some cute twink who can be the film's new love interest.

#40 Edited by cameron83 (7808 posts) - - Show Bio

Um,not like his sexuality really matters...but Peter Parker isn't homosexual. Not only that,but he was created during a time when homosexuals were still (highly) looked down upon...not that it's roses and flowers here,but.....

Anyway,if he was created Gay during his creation (although since the time,Idk if he would be AS popular....perhaps he would be),then it would be a bit different. But Spiderman simply wasn't created homosexual. He's not gay....

I don't exactly know if I'm expressing my point in a way easy for people to understand.

It's like saying "Why don't we make Spiderman a female?". I mean,given the time during his creation,it certainly would help the dearth of women in comics...perhaps he wouldn't be as popular,and perhaps he would.

Ultimately,it doesn't impact his character or anything,but he wasn't created as a female and that shouldn't change now being that it's not part of his character. If he was created so,I would be fine with it,but since he's not...no. It's basically pointless,while his race,sexual orientation,gender,religion,etc don't MAKE his character,they are all still part of his character. To change it now,he just wouldn't be Peter Parker,just someone else with his name....kinda ironic given the current situation lol.

I don't want to seem biased or anything,so I don't know if I am expressing my point in an understandable way....

You guys do know that he was joking? Right?

He was?

@joygirl said:

Honestly, Peter Parker kind of seems like he could be gay. But don't make MJ male. Just match him with some cute twink who can be the film's new love interest.

#41 Posted by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio

You guys do know that he was joking? Right?

I do. Its just too funny.

#42 Posted by richardjohngrayson (472 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok, so it is no secret that I am a liberal and 100% an advocate of gay rights, gay marriage, etc. That being said I am SO sick of the gay lifestyle being shoved on already established characters. This happens more in the comic book world (movies and books.) then ANY other medium. I don't have an issue with having gay characters in comics, I do however have a big problem with them continuously turning already well establish heterosexual characters gay. Why can't Spider-Man be gay? Easy answer...Spider-Man is NOT gay. Why not make a new character weather it be hero or villain and make said new character be gay.

#43 Posted by fodigg (6209 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok, so it is no secret that I am a liberal and 100% an advocate of gay rights, gay marriage, etc. That being said I am SO sick of the gay lifestyle being shoved on

Hmm.

#44 Posted by Black_Claw (3272 posts) - - Show Bio

Jesus people he was joking, chill out.

#45 Posted by AweSam (7517 posts) - - Show Bio

Jesus people he was joking, chill out.

It's a sick one. Like that joke people kept making about Superman killing in MoS.

#46 Edited by Pyrogram (42534 posts) - - Show Bio

huh?

#48 Posted by MyNameWasDeleted (683 posts) - - Show Bio

what happened to my post???

what I said was @joygirl: I don't think they know what the word 'twink' means

also..

What if Micheal James was the boy next door who Peter used to play with when he was younger, and then one day Mary Jane shows up and the fall for each other, but.. uh-oh she's the same person

(you know, like MJ had to move away suddenly- and then she returns out of the blue having begun to transition genders)

#49 Posted by wrthreeh (71 posts) - - Show Bio
#50 Posted by Veshark (9292 posts) - - Show Bio

And the humor swung right over everyone's heads....just as Spidey often does....