Article by Eric Lee
Batwoman fans have responded to the news of changing the main character with hashtags, and an online petition to keep Kate Kane.
Now some are taking to Twitter to voice their outrage. They have been using “#SaveKateKane” and “#KateKaneIsBatwoman”.
The list of reasons why Kate Kane should remain on the show are numerous. Some fans cite how the show’s real appeal is the relationships Kate has with the various characters. Other fans state how it’s important to have Jewish superhero representation. Others claim that it makes little sense to have a show based on the DC Comics heroine, but starring a completely different character.
Check out a handful of tweets.
Replacing Kate Kane and not recasting her is the worst decision @CWBatwoman could make. Kate Kane is an iconic character comic book character & her story deserves to be told. #Batwoman is a story about family SO without Kate Kane, THE SHOW IS NOTHING #SaveKateKane #SaveBatwoman pic.twitter.com/HkPf0zyDN6
— Tyler // WATCH SVTFOE & SHE-RA (@AgentShtarling) June 3, 2020
Same. @CWBatwoman is Kate Kane and #KateKaneIsBatwoman . If they’re gonna continue to disrespect one of the few Jewish heroes we have, then I want nothing from any future content @BatwomanWriters make. https://t.co/2Rwm4lFeEq
— David Smith אבשלום בן אברהם ושרה (@UndyingHunter) June 7, 2020
We don’t watch this show for the realism. We watch for the incredible relationships that were established between Kate/Sophie, Kate/Mary, Kate/Alice, Kate/Parker, Kate/Jacob, Kate/Julia, Kate/Luke, and oh yeah Batwoman and Gotham. #KateKaneISBatwoman so many excuses to erase her
— WaywardIce (@IceWayward) June 7, 2020
Petition For Kate Kane
Furthermore, some fans started a Change.org petition to keep Kate Kane as the main lead. As at time of writing, the petition hadn’t yet hit its goal of 500 signatures.
It’s crazy to see the fan out-pour for Kate Kane as a character. Even if it doesn’t change the show-runners’ plans, it’s nice to see the passion fans have for the show.
Batwoman season 1 is currently streaming on HBO Max.