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Comedian and actor Ken Jeong has been caught up in a newly trending hashtag calling for more Asian American representation: #KenForSuperman. Jeong posted a photo of himself on Twitter as Superman and has been retweeting various Photoshop jobs and hashtagged tweets, reports Comic Book.
According to Resonate, it all started when Twitter user Gary Boughter tagged Jeong in a tweet about Henry Cavill stepping down from the role of Superman, which read, “If Henry is out as
#Superman I think Ken would rock that role!”
Jeong responded, “This is so important to me. I have always thought I should be Superman. I already have a cape.”
“Guys, make this happen!!” Jeong wrote in another tweet. “I have always felt my calling in life was to be a Man of Steel.”
After getting some Twitter love and support from his fans, Jeong followed up by tweeting, “Look, I’m not telling everyone to break the internet and start
The fans responded positively, using the hashtag to show they’re behind the idea, too.
Next Superman already bout to be Asian so #KenForSuperman pic.twitter.com/8ubzcI2BgF
— Rolls Royce (@DominizZzle) September 13, 2018
Ken Jeong is both the Superman we need, and the Superman we deserve. #KenForSuperman https://t.co/48y6hhKMx9
— Dan Jelly (@KingAndJames) September 13, 2018
According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources have said that Henry Cavill won’t be returning as Superman. Maybe the next Superman we see on the big screen will be Asian, then?
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