Beloved comic gets ‘woke’ facelift, complete with ‘more characters who aren’t heterosexual’

In yet another sign of the cultural decline of western civilization, a beloved comic strip will be revamped for the modern “woke” era with Popeye joining other cartoon figures who have been adapted to evangelize homosexuality and transgenderism, the de facto religion of the ascendant political left.

The 93-year-old strip which debuted in 1929 with characters that have delighted generations of children and have been featured in cartoons, movies and commercials will soon be overhauled to feature more characters who, as heterosexuals, do not espouse the “values” of those who seek to portray the world in a manner that is consistent with their ideology.

Randal K. Milholland, who is the latest cartoonist to draw the nearly century-old exploits of the muscle-bound, spinach-gobbling sailor and his associates Olive Oyl, Bluto and Wimpy, promised more diversity, especially “more characters who aren’t heterosexual.”

“My main goal is to make ‘Popeye’ a comic people can enjoy, something they feel a connection to,” Milholland who recently began drawing the Popeye Sunday edition comic told the San Antonio Express-News, “ I also want to get back to the family dynamics of these characters. Many don’t have a traditional family, they have a found family instead.”

The cartoonist who plans to update the character of Cylinda Oyl, Olive Oyl’s sister who has long been portrayed as a white woman into an Afro-Latina among the changes, told the outlet, “I also want to bring in more characters who aren’t heterosexual. I don’t live in that purely straight white world, and I don’t think a lot of other people do either.”

Another sign of the shift into the “new normal” was seen when the official Popeye website began promoting homosexual-themed merchandise for Pride Month, the 30 day orgy of the worship all things gay that has recently evolved into a celebration of transgenderism, kink and sexual degeneracy.

Milholland also remarked on the strip’s use of men dressing up as women for comic effect.

“But that wasn’t always the case,” he said. “If you go by today’s definition, Popeye was gender fluid.”

A longtime fan of the character, he recalled how in an early story angle, Popeye “once met an orphaned girl who lamented that she didn’t have a mother.”

“So Popeye dresses up as a woman and says, ‘I’m your mom now,’” he said. “And it’s not a joke; it’s Popeye being the kind character he originally was. Someone who’d do whatever he could for someone down on their luck, like an orphan. I like that version of Popeye.”

Outside of maybe Mickey Mouse himself, few cartoon characters have had the enduring appeal of Popeye but with the left’s cultural capture of the entertainment industry, publishing and the media there is no longer anything sacred.

Last week, it was reported that “woke” Marvel Comics would be rolling out a new “fearlessly femme” gay Spider-Man after it introduced a gay Captain America last year.

“I learned a long time ago, you can’t make everyone happy,” Milholland said. “Some people will love what I do, some people will hate it. I have to do what I think is right for myself and for the strip.”

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