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Fox News Fans Enraged Over Fictional Character's Citizenship

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Bastions of composure and integrity, Fox News fans have gathered to rail against a great injustice. Is it regarding the criminal atrocities committed against the people of Libya? Maybe the unjust treatment experienced by many of the minorities living legally in Arizona? Possibly South Dakota's unconscionable intrusion on women's rights?

Nope. They're angry because Superman denounced his American citizenship.

In the character's 900th issue, Superman -- who, if you recall, is an alien -- questions his ties to a single country after non-violently supporting Middle Eastern protestors demonstrating against an Iranian regime. Sound familiar?

The Comics Alliance's Laura Hudson explains:

"[Since] Superman is viewed as an American icon in the DC Universe as well as our own, the Iranian government has construed his actions as the will of the American President, and indeed, an act of war. Superman replies that it was foolish to think that his actions would not reflect politically on the American government, and that he therefore plans to renounce his American citizenship at the United Nations the next day -- and to continue working as a superhero from a more global than national perspective."

So, Superman decides to become a Man of the People rather than a Man of Certain People. A noble, selfless gesture.

No wonder it garnered comments like this:

"Don't buy the stupid magazine. How about coming up with a new American Patriot Superman?"

"The liberal, America hating scumbags who now run DC Comics are just adding another feather in their cap with yet more anti-American culture and tradition jihad. F--k 'em."

"Paul Cornell, Damon Lindelof, Richard Donner, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns should be dropped off in the middle of Somalia w/ nothing more than a peanut butter sandwich and a shopping cart! This is why I don't go to movies or even rent anymore. I'm not making the left loons of Hollywood any richer to support their campaign of American hate."

"Superman = GAY."

"EXCLUSIVE!!!!!! In next months issue Superman wears adult diapers and P00PS himself"

"THAT is NOT Superman!"

"He was never a natural born citizen anyway … Go back to Krypton …"

But Superman never changed. His decision reflects the desire to provide equal opportunity to everyone, no matter their walk of life. How could folks turn so suddenly against someone -- who is clearly a proponent of America -- without getting all the facts and putting them into context?

Oh, I get it.

Let's hope they never pick up a copy of Red Son.
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