Gay people talk to people of the opposite sex, guys.
It’s a radical concept I know, but they do in fact. I mean Teddy and Billy don’t actually have to be surgically attached at the hip. If they were, that would actually make a rather unhealthy co-dependent relationship. It’s good for them to interact with other people and have relationships outside of their own. That’s what family and friends are for. Your world doesn’t have to revolve around the person your dating/in love with/married too, you can have a life outside of it. What’s important is sharing that life with said partner.
Besides which Julie is awesome and bisexual and dating Karolina at the moment. So I don’t think there’s any need to be freaking out that Julie and Teddy are gonna run off into the metaphorical sunset leaving their same-sex partners behind. I know people’s knee-jerk reaction is that the writers don’t care about actual queer rep after years of tropes like the lesbian falls in love with a dude because reasons, or that queer characters always have to try being straight at least once because how else will they really know (all of which is ridiculous), but Marvel has always treated these four characters with a lot of integrity (in my opinion) when it comes to their sexualities.
Billy and Teddy have never shown to need to experiment with women to know they’re gay. It’s always been established that they just knew and were in love with each other as their chosen partner. Julie had a long discussion with Striker and they both came out to each other. When she met Karolina first met Karolina she told her how pretty she was and they began dating soon after. Which is awesome cause to often when we get bisexual characters in media (especially if it’s a woman) we see more of her having relationships and feelings for men, while just flings or sexy encounters with women (the sci-fi series Lost Girl is an excellent exception to this trope tho). Julie and Striker talked about their feelings and both come to the conclusion that they were bisexual and gay respectively. And they weren’t suddenly nurtured because of it. Striker went on to meet a nice boy after a long struggle with his controlling mother and the public persona he thought he had to adopt (but boy did he come out with a splash gosh I love Striker), and Julie went on to realize she was bisexual and date Karolina. There’s also Karolina’s own journey with accepting her sexuality and trusting her friends with that part of herself and finally finding love, losing love, and finding love again.
So basically, I get why some people would be upset and have a knee-jerk reaction, but given the way these characters have been handled, I really don’t think there’s anything to worry about. Plus it’s only a cover (which looks amazing by the way I’m writing a teenage superhero club fanfic like right now)
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