season three, viewers have seen Penguin declare his love for Edward
Nygma, AKA the Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), and Taylor has told Collider about his frustrations with people who aren't happy with the change.
was raised by penguins, and that was apparently fine, and you know Jack
Nicholson, the Joker killing Batman's parents in the [Tim Burton
movie]. I haven't really seen a lot of people shitting their pants about
that," he explained.
you know, when we introduce a queer storyline, 'Eh, we love you and we
love the show, but this really bothers me because you're really messing
with the character's origins.' And I'm like, 'You're homophobic, that's
homophobic. That's it, right there.'"