Radio host Glenn Beck Wednesday joined a chorus of conservatives who are outraged that the new Ultimate Spider-Man is half black and half Latino.
But Beck went even further, speculating that the new superhero incarnation may be the fault of first lady Michele Obama.
“He looks just like President Obama,” Beck complained. “This one is half Hispanic and half black. Do I care if he’s half Hispanic, all Hispanic? No. Half black? I don’t care. I really don’t care. Half gay, all gay? I don’t really care! It’s a stupid comic book.”
“However, what I do care about is the fact that I think a lot of this stuff is being done intentionally,” he added, pointing to a remark Michele Obama made in 2008: “We’re going to have to change our traditions, our history.”
“It’s strange how so much of this seems to be happening,” Beck said. “Really? We now have a half-black, half-Hispanic, gay Spider-Man?”
Mediaite’s Jon Bershad noted that the new Ultimate Spider-Man is not replacing the regular Spider-Man, and is, in fact, actually not gay.
Listen to this audio from GBTV’s Glenn Beck Program, broadcast Aug. 3, 2011 and clipped by Media Matters.
Ocasio-Cortez blasts her NYC mayor for ‘making excuses’ for NYPD violence against protesters
The youngest woman ever elected to Congress ripped her city's mayor on Saturday for "making excuses" for New York Police Department actions.
In videos that circulated widely on social media, NYPD cruisers can be seen driving into pedestrian protesters.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted New York City Mayor de Blasio for defending the NYPD.
On Twitter, she told the mayor, "your comments tonight were unacceptable."
‘Light ’em up’: Police open fire on people filming them from their front porch
Video reportedly taken from the Wittier neighborhood of Minneapolis on Saturday shows authorities shooting projectiles upon people filming them from a front porch.
On Friday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew on the city, but his emergency order did not apply to citizens' homes or front porches.
Yet a video posted on Twitter shows a Minnesota National Guard humvee rolling down residential streets, followed by a group of police.
"Look at this, they just keep coming," a woman is heard saying as the camera shows the police.
"Go inside. Get inside," the police shouted.
‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis
Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.
Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.
It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH
— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020