Archie Comics has decided to kill off the titular “Archie” in a forthcoming issue. Archie will “die” taking a bullet for a gay senator crusading for gun control. (The assailant will probably be waving a Gadsden Flag and wearing an “Impeach Obama” shirt.)
All of the hot topics of today are involved in the storyline: the death takes place in a future where Archie, Betty, Veronica, and everyone else are all adults, and Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in the comics, is now a US Senator fighting for gun control and free contraceptives for homeless transgendered illegal immigrant children.
(OK, I may have made up the part in italics.) This is sort of like one of those Law and Order “ripped from the headlines” storylines, where the episode’s plotline was grabbed from a major news story, then twisted to fit a left-wing agenda. The thing about Law and Order was even if the killing at the start of the show took place in a wig store in Harlem during a Dominican Pride Parade, by the end of the show a rich white guy would be convicted for it and the rich white guy was probably having an affair with his secretary.
So, who actually reads Archie comics anymore? What is the core demographic? People who don’t know about the internet? This stunt is kind the kind of thing washed-up D-list celebrities like Margaret Cho and Ellen Barkin do when nobody cares any more and they desperately need attention; begin spinning PC bullcrap and hope the MFM notice and give you publicity.
Seems to be working. So, the decision not to have Archie die saving a conservative, pro-life woman senator was probably a good call.