Thursday, August 15, 2013

How Darren Young Came Out is More Important Than the What He Did

So Darren Young, WWE Superstar and one half of the Prime Time Players, came out of the closet and announced that he's gay. That alone is awesome. He felt comfortable enough in his work environment and to the world as a whole to come out of the closet. This is a very positive step for society as a whole. That news alone is very good. But how he did it makes it ten times better.
Somebody from TMZ asked him about whether an openly gay wrestler could survive in the WWE, and he just started laughing. He then casually states, "Look at me. I'm a WWE Superstar, and to be honest with you, I'm gay, and I'm happy." He came out to the world, and he really didn't give a shit about it. It is who he is, and it's not a big deal to him at all. Even when the reporter tries to make a big deal out of him coming out, he downplays it as it is not that big of a deal.

While the reporter is going through all of his questions, Darren Young is trying to get away. He's not trying to answer a bunch of questions, because he doesn't care. He announced that he's gay, and now all he wants to do is get in his car and go to the hotel. This is no big press conference, this wasn't even really thought about. Somebody just asked him a question about whether gay wrestlers could survive in the WWE, and he simply answered that he's living proof that they can.

Finally, the reporter asked him about being a role model to other homosexuals in helping them feel comfortable coming out, and he casually said that he would like to do that, but there was something special in his honesty. He didn't plan on answering that question, but at the same time, anything he can do to be a positive role model is important to him. Since none of this was planned, every answer is unscripted and casual, and that is what makes it so awesome.

There is no way something like this could have happened in the past. I wish that all gay athletes could feel comfortable enough to come out like this. Just, "Yep, I'm gay, I'm happy, and I hope everybody else feels comfortable doing what makes them happy too. Have a good night."

This is great news, and it really doesn't change anything for me in watching him. Bravo to Darren Young., and I hope you achieve your dream of, "MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, MILLIONS OF DOLLARS..."

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