First Gay Mortal Kombat Character is Newcomer Kung Jin
Kung Jin, one of the new kombatants in Mortal Kombat X, may be bringing a new concept to the series as well: acceptance. That's right, Kung Jin is Mortal Kombat's first homosexual fighter.
According to Gay Star News, there are two pieces of evidence to support this claim. One is the video featured here (7:30) in which Kung Jin refuses to go to the Wu Shi Academy and train with the Shaolin monks in fear that they won't accept him. Raiden outs the warrior by insisting that:
They care only about what is in your heart, not whom your heart desires.
Awwww. How accepting of the Shaolin! Of course this alone isn't conclusive evidence that Kung Jin is gay. It only became certain after Netherrealm Studios' cinematic director posted the following tweet to confirm fan speculation.
@bcharred I see people are picking up on the subtle exposition contained in Kung Jin's flashback. Glad we have observant fans!
— Dominic Cianciolo (@domcianciolo) April 14, 2015
We're glad you put it in there, Netherrealm!