Strict31 wrote:Maybe she's referring to what superhero(ine) cosplayers wear. Lotta latex at those shows. Maybe Yoon thought that's what the characters were wearing in the comics too. Or maybe she was just making a joke. But her answer seems to be a rationalization, and it doesn't hold up to scrutiny.
Perhaps she made a typo or simply got the concepts confused in her mind, but superheroes are usually said to wear spandex
, not latex. They aren't the same material and they tend to have different markets and sets of consumers in the real world. One tends to be involved more with sexual connotations than the other... and that's the one she happened to pick.
Now... perhaps this was a genuine mistake -- maybe she really got latex and spandex mixed up long ago, and has honestly genuinely believed for years that superheroes wear latex. But as you say, it doesn't hold up to scrutiny.
And it's not 100% her fault either. Where was the editor who should have called her up and said, "Why do you have the PPGs wearing latex? What? No no.... SPANDEX. Please re-do it."