Found out about this and had to make a thing about it.
One step forward, two steps back.
Come on, DC. I’m trying to root for you here, but seriously.
Quick Google search for ‘wonder woman shorts’ has a whole lot of “Wonder Woman fans rejoice! The shorts are back!” style posts which I guess kind of shows why DC did it - because they realized Wonder Woman fans care more about whether or not they can jerk off to the character than, you know, the actual character.
You can ask any Wonder Woman fan to come up with twenty words to describe the character and although “sexy” might be in there, “short-wearing” certainly won’t. Yet you lose the shorts and make her practical and people cry, “YOU’RE CHANGING EVERYTHING I LOVE ABOUT THE CHARACTER.”
And now that I’m ranting…
It’s the same shit when the Donald Glover/Spider-Man thing was going around and the Idris Elba/Heimdall and the old Michael Clarke Duncan/Kingpin thing. Looking at Spider-Man/Peter Parker - ask any fan to choose 20 words that the character…fuck, I’d even say 100 words…and I will bet dollars-to-donuts no-one will say “white.” Yet here come rumors of a black Peter Parker and everyone’s saying, “YOU’RE CHANGING THE CHARACTER!”
Bullshit. Comic fans like two things: white people and tits.
TBH I just thought the pants were fucking ugly, speaking as an artist and a feminist. As for the race thing uhh beats me, I’m white so I can’t effectively comment on issues like that.