WWE Star: Darren Young “I’m Gay”

By Ockydub | Posted Aug 15 2013 | 13 Comments  

Many have said that Pro wrestling is one of the most homoerotic sports on television.  Why?  Because it consists of muscular oiled up men in tights acting out drama filled scripts like a daytime soap opera.  Now gay fans will have even more of a reason to watch.

WWE star Darren Young gave an impromptu interview with a TMZ cameraman while at the baggage claim in Los Angeles Airport LAX.

The cameraman asked Young about his opinions concerning gay wrestlers, asking if “a gay wrestler could be successful within the WWE.”

The response;

“Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay and I’m happy. I’m very happy.”

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Say what?

The star was asked if he was officially coming out and how he thought his fellow wrestlers would take the news.

“I guess if you want to call it coming out, I really don’t know what to say it is, but I’m just letting you know that I’m happy with who I am, I’m comfortable with myself, and I’m happy to be living the dream,” he continued. “To be honest with you, I’m happy with myself, and some people might not like it and some people will like it. But I’m here to please myself; I’m here to be happy. It’s very important I’m happy with myself.”

The WWE organization has released a statement saying it’s, “proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality. We will continue to support him as a WWE Superstar.  In fact, Darren will be participating in one of our Be A Star anti-bullying rallies in Los Angeles to teach children how to create positive environments for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation.”

WWE Champion John Cena stated, “Oh wonderful!  I know Darren personally. Darren’s a great guy. That’s a very bold move for him. And congratulations for him for actually finally doing it.”

Cena says he’s proud of his friend especially because he has a brother who is gay and he knows how tough it can be to come out.

Like Young stated, it’s very important to be happy with yourself.  Congrats to you Sir for living in your truth AND looking good while doing it.

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  1. Exhibit REY | August 15th, 2013
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    This is great news. Hopefully this won’t hinder his career progress especially in a profession like professional wrestling where homophobia is rampant. Kudos to you Darren Young!

  2. Del Mack!! ♋ | August 15th, 2013
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    I think this is Awesome, Kudos to him!!

  3. J's Destiny | August 15th, 2013
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    Man I just saw this on another site and immediately had to come to Cypher Ave to see had yall heard. America is becoming a more beautiful place to live in day by day. Hopefully, one day I can find me great black man like a Darren or a Jason or someone who is in a similar position that stops caring one day.

  4. SB3
    African King | August 15th, 2013
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    Pretty cool. Man WWF (AND WWE) used to be my sh!t! i’m glad to see someone like us out there living his dream.

  5. Dre G | August 15th, 2013
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    This really makes a statement ,whether that is his intent or not,with him being in what is seen as a very macho profession

  6. Architextured | August 15th, 2013
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    Congrats, Darren Young!

    I learnt of this just a few hours before I went to bed, then woke up thinking about it – with a smile.

    What really stuck me is the nonchant way in which Darren came out to the TMZ cameraman (papparazi?) – it truly seems that he decided on the spur of the moment, and he was quite graceful.

    Let’s hope the outpouring of love from the WWE and people like us will drown out the negativity from others…

  7. ControlledXaos
    Black Pegasus | August 15th, 2013
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    So when will he and A.R Fox get together for the pay per view porn event?

    • Dre G | August 15th, 2013
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      No you didnt just bring up AR Fox lol

      • ControlledXaos
        Black Pegasus | August 16th, 2013
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        @ Dre_G, I sholl did bring up A.R Fox.. Tell me you wouldn’t want to see this sexy fukah get pounded “really hard”. We seen him lay the pipe already, now it’s time to give up dem cakes! AR_Fox.jpg

        • Dre G | August 16th, 2013
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          @blackpegasus that’s right, I WOULDnt want to see that,and I WOULDnt be interested in them flip flopping either

  8. bwnvideo | August 16th, 2013
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    Very very cool. 😉

  9. Deacon
    Deacon CJ | August 16th, 2013
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    Good for him…..is it me or has anyone else noticed the pattern that it’s black athlete in major sports (although WWE is entertainment) are the ones coming out….I’m just hope he has a black or latino boyfriend, black gay men need to see more black on black love…..I give gay white activist organization another day be they try to make him a gay spokes person for gay rights.

  10. TheDarkness
    TheDarkness | August 18th, 2013
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    His tag-team partner, Titus O’Neil is cool with DY’s coming out too! Check out his interview below.

    Go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUEM2jOrCJA&feature=youtu.be

    Dat’s Nice!




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