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Archie Comics introduces first gay character

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posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 01:44 PM
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Archie Comics introduces first gay character


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NEW YORK (AP) - Riverdale High is getting its first gay character.
Archie Comics announced Thursday that in an issue out Sept. 1, the long-running comic will introduce its first "openly gay" character, Kevin Keller.

The strapping blond will defeat Jughead in a burger eating contest, win the affection of Veronica and wrestle over how to gently rebuff her flirtations.

Jon Goldwater, co-CEO of Archie Comics, says the introduction of Kevin is "about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive."
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posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 01:44 PM
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I'm no homophobe, but is this really necessary? What are these folks looking to accomplish by this? It seems to me that materials targeted towards children need to be desexualized, not increasingly sexualized.

I know, many will disagree, but simply putting a character in who is gay will drive content about what that means and that adds more sexuality to a comic.

Who the hell reads Archie anyway? Seriously, what age groups are targeted with this? I'm thinking that its 8-10 year olds or are their older kids and perhaps young adult tools who are reading this rubbish?

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posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 01:50 PM
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I see right past all this nonsense...

Clearly this is a stunt to get media attention... Like you said Who read Archie comics....(crickets chirping)

I know let's do something radical and controversial, that will get us in the news and sell a few comics. Please, this is about being "current" on the payrole checks not current with society.



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