However, the idea remained highly controversial on Twitter. Several important questions were left unanswered:
#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend make Steve bi in the films that would be so amazing— rhi (@mattdaddorable) May 24, 2016
I'm 99% sure Tony Stark is behind #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend— Captain America (@ConfusedCap) May 24, 2016
Art for the idea quickly cropped up from LGBT proponents.
“I feel like it sucks that people in the LGBT community don’t get the representation that they deserve and it would be so amazing for something like Captain America or Marvel to be able to portray that,” Salerno commented.
“And maybe just let people know that it’s okay to be who you are. You know? You don’t have to be scared, especially to be able to have children grow up in that way, I feel like it would do amazing things for the future.”