Thursday, June 17, 2021

Batman may be The World's Greatest Detective, but according to DC Comics, he's not a cunning lingus

Oh boy, this is a wild one, folks. The internet got a bit roiled the other day after it was discovered that DC Comics had requested a scene from an episode of HBO Max's Harley Quinn animated series be removed. So what was it about this one particular scene that triggered an intervention by DC?

Batman going down on Catwoman.

Yes, that's right folks, DC found out that one episode contained a scene in which the Caped Crusader *ahem* swabs the deck, so to speak because according the comic giant, "heroes don't do that". They apparently elaborated that it was a marketing decision because somebody at DC thinks that a billionaire who dresses up as a bat and punches clowns performing orally on a woman who dresses up as a cat will somehow negatively impact their ability to sell merchandise of a billionaire who dresses up as a bat and punches clowns. Okay??? Maybe overthinking it here, guys? Maybe projecting a little? 🤔🤔🤔

Really though, this is a perfect example of the "Streisand Effect" where DC unintentionally brought more attention to the whole oral sex thing by trying to excise it. The fact is that this wouldn't have been as big of an issue as they feared, but they made it one by overreacting. Sure, "Batman eats out Catwoman" would have gotten some attention on the internet, but not as much as "DC Comics made Harley Quinn cartoon remove a scene where Batman goes down on Catwoman".

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