Outrage Sparks following CW’s Casting of Steve Buscemi as Lesbian Heroine

Hollywood can’t escape typecasting straight individuals in LGBTQ+ roles. Following the recent backlash against actress Scarlet Johansson agreeing to play trans man Dante “Tex” Gill in the upcoming film “Rub & Tug”, CW and DCTV producer, Greg Berlanti, announced that none other than Steve Buscemi will play lesbian heroine Kate Kane, the Batwoman in the upcoming crossover event subsequent series of the same name. This announcement has sparked outrage in the LGBTQ+ and geek culture communities, leaving many wondering if the casting decision will be retracted following Comic-Con International in San Diego just this weekend.
Greg Berlanti, a gay man himself has yet to comment on the situation.