Brazilian Paper Puts Gay Marvel Kiss On Front Page After Conservative Rio Mayor Tries To Ban Comic

Well, we regret to inform you that the Evangelicals are at it yet again.

But this time they got epically trolled!

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For this heart-warming tale, let us venture alllllll the way down to Brazil, specifically the city of Rio de Janeiro.

See, their mayor is a Jesus enthusiast, and as such is HEAVILY INVESTED in what grown men and women do with in their private lives with their private parts.

So when the comic book Avengers: The Children’s Crusade—the cover of which features the male characters Wiccan and Hulkling engaged in a gay kiss—showed up at a Rio book fair, he immediately tried to have it banned.

To protect the children.

So the nation’s largest newspaper, Folha de S.Paulo DRAGGED HIM TO FILTH, filling their entire front page with the very image Mayor Cruella—er, sorry, Crivella—tried to ban.

THE 👏 WHOLE 👏 FRONT 👏 PAGE 👏 

As Brazil-based American journalist Glenn Greenwald explained, this newspaper is so prominent it appears “on every street corner” in Brazil.

Oh also the controversy made the comic book sell out.

Oh also this all happened on Brazil’s Independence Day.

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This all occurs in the context of a Brazil that, as you may have heard, is having a bit of a fascism problem.

See, the Christians have joined with the fascists to take over the country and their new president is a madman and hey doesn’t this all sound familiar? LOL, you know what they say, America’s biggest export is its culture.

Anyway, given all that, this epic loss for the right-wing bigots has Brazilians and non-Brazilians alike ready to celebrate.

Of course, there were no shortage of straights who were in their feelings over this too… to the point of being incoherent…

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Can someone please read that tweet over and over again until they understand it and then explain to me what he’s talking about?

Anyway, homophobia aside, one tweeter really got to the unassailable heart of the matter.

Why indeed!

You can get Young Avengers by Allen Heinberg and Jim Cheung: The Complete Collection, available here, featuring the characters Billy Kaplan (Wiccan) and Teddy Altman (Hulking).

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