On Tuesday, one of the top trending topics on Twitter was #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend as users expressed their desire for the Marvel superhero to be in a same-sex relationship in the next film.
#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend bc nobody wants to see someone kissing their dead girlfriends niece straight after her funeral— madi (@teambucky) May 24, 2016
Many have suggested that Captain America's best friend, Bucky/Winter Soldier, would be a suitable boyfriend.
#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend and by boyfriend i mean bucky— breanna (@happiIeeds) May 24, 2016
A similar trend, asking Disney to give Queen Elsa a girlfriend, hit Twitter a few weeks ago.
While I personally don't care who Captain America wants to sleep with, I do find it upsetting that the concept of platonic love has been completely tossed aside in the minds of those shipping a Cap/Bucky romance. Love doesn't have to be sexual. A relationship can be completely fulfilling without progressing to the next level.