Hospitals Cancel 'Batman' Visit in Wake of Aurora, Colo., Shooting


Robinson said since the Aurora shooting, he has not been negatively received by children, their families, or the staff members of the hospitals and venues he's visited.

He said he was asked by his Facebook followers to go to Colorado, but felt it was in poor taste.

Robinson said that he was in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, when he heard about the shootings.

"From 4:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., I just sat and watched TV, and it was like 9/11 all over again," he said.

Robinson said he plans to continue to appear as Batman for "many, many years," and hopes to assemble a group of masked heroes, including Aquaman, Spiderman, Superman, and Captain America, to lift the spirits of sick children, as well as speak on topics like bullying and staying in school.

Robinson captured national attention in March when he was pulled over by police while dressed in the full regalia outside of Washington D.C., because the license plate on his black Lamborghini bore the Batman insignia, rather than numbers or letters.

But since he's been pulled over, he said, people have started to realize what his mission was.

"I'm not just some guy driving around on a highway for kicks, I'm doing something," he said.

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