DC Faces Mockery After Turning Down Batman & Catwoman's Oral Sex Scene

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By Bri Constantino | More Articles Socially awkward straightedge fraud.
June 16, 2021  01:58 PM

It's no secret that DC has always had the reputation of being a comic book company geared towards the adult demographic and when you think DC, the words "dark" and "gritty" immediately come to mind. However, this week, the home turf of iconic superheroes like Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman drew flak from the geek community after they learned that DC Entertainment put a stop to a supposed scene in Harley Quinn Season 3 featuring Batman and Catwoman.

We reported yesterday that Harley Quinn showrunners Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker were asked by DC to remove a scene in the upcoming third season which sees Bruce Wayne performing oral sex on Selina Kyle. Apparently, the company found it tasteless and according to them, "heroes don't do that."

Unsurprisingly, the company faced intense mockery from hardcore Batman fans who have long been accustomed to DC's more mature storytelling of the caped crusader. Some fans were even reminded of the "unnecessary" sex scene between Batman and Batgirl in the animated adaptation of The Killing Joke which DC ultimately greenlit. Check out some of the reactions here:

 


Considering Batman and Catwoman have done some pretty obscene and sexually suggestive things not only in the comics but also in film and television, it's a little baffling why DC suddenly thought it would be inappropriate for them to show a little intimacy especially in a series that's not aimed towards children. I'm not saying obscenity should be done more often in future DC projects but it's obviously a bad call to have that scene removed as it changes the image of the company and makes it seem like they've gone soft.



No official release date has been announced for Harley Quinn Season 3.

 


Also Read: Harley Quinn Series Showrunners Say an Animated Movie is a Possibility

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