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Newsmax Host Bashes Gay Captain America, Wants Trump-Loving Superhero


Grant Stinchfield said "the country's going bananas" in response to a comic-book character.


A Newsmax host is no fan of gay Captain America.

"The country's going bananas," Grant Stinchfield ranted on his evening talk show, Stinchfield, about the recently introduced Marvel Comics character. "He is a gay Captain America, complete with a nose ring, tats. When he takes off his skullcap there he's got, like, a Mohawk thing. He's not very muscular. What is this world come to?"

Among the talking heads on Stinchfield, conservative radio host Grace Curley (pictured) lamented the lack of a "conservative superhero" in the Marvel universe. "I'm all for inclusivity ... [but] maybe if they had a conservative superhero, or a Trump-supporting superhero?" she asked. "That would really require the left to be extra tolerant of other people that they disagree with."

Stinchfield joked that he was such a figure. "I only wish I was a superhero. Wouldn't that be fun?" he said.

The remarks follow this week's announcement of Aaron Fischer, a gay hero in the Marvel Comics upcoming limited series, The United States of Captain America. In the series, whose release is timed to Pride Month and the 80th anniversary of the iconic character, Fischer appears as one of several heroes inspired by the original Captain America, Steve Rogers, played in the Marvel films by Chris Evans. He is described as "a fearless teen who stepped up to protect fellow runaways and the unhoused."

Despite right-wing claims of Marvel going "bananas" over a liberal wish list of superheroes, the films have historically focused on straight white men. It took a decade for a woman, Captain Marvel, to be the focus of a production -- and a gay superhero has yet to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Watch the segment below.

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