Who would have thought that an image of Superman saving a group of factory workers in this week’s issue of “Action Comics #987” would have caused so much controversy?!
A panel in the comic book shows Superman doing what he’s always done… being a champion of the oppressed. However, due to people assuming those he was saving were “illegal aliens”, an uproar was created on social media, with some “fans” suggesting Superman should have seen stood aside and done nothing to save them.
FoxNews.com reporter Todd Starnes published an article titled “Superman defends illegals against angry American”, starting the debate, which has escalated. Starnes wrote: ‘Instead of rounding up the illegals and flying them back to where they came from, the Man of Steel snatches the white guy and with a menacing look snarls, “The only person responsible for the blackness smothering your soul – is you.”‘
Superman is for everyone, regardless of their race, religion or political opinions. He saves lives. And that’s exactly what he’s done in this situation. All other arguments are moot.