Originally Posted by The Question
The thing about that twist that I think made it entirely acceptable is that it removed the aspects of the character that are super racist, it even commented on them while it did so, while keeping the core of what the character is all about entirely intact. I'm not sure the changes in how Superman was presented in Man of Steel kept the core of the character intact quite as much. In in either event, I really don't think they made for very effective storytelling.
Idk if it removed aspects of the character that made it racist...to me it seemed as if it was a deflection from the stereotypes of China/Asia as a whole, to now accepting the stereotypes that terrorists are to be portrayed as Middle-Eastern. Even though it was implied, that left a sour taste in my mouth.