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WWE Star Darren Young Nonchalantly Announces He's Gay

WWE Star Darren Young has announced he's gay in an interview with a paparazzo at Los Angeles airport.

Young made the statement after he was asked whether a gay wrestler could succeed in the WWE.

"Absolutely. Look at me," he said. "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."

"I don't think it matters. Does it matter? Does it change what you think about me?," he asked.

"I'm happy with who I am. I'm comfortable with myself. I'm happy to be living the dream. I'm happy with myself. It's very important to me that people see that someone's sexual preference shouldn't really matter."

As for whether it affects his work, being a highly physical contact sport, he added: "We're all adults. All sports are physical. When I come to work, I come to work. This is a business. I'm a WWE superstar. I'm there to entertain. That's what my job is and I do it well."

Soon after the interview, WWE executive vice president Stephanie McMahon expressed support for Young's decision.

"Congratulations to Darren Young for being the first openly gay WWE Superstar!," she said on Twitter.

John Cena also weighed in: "Darren's a great guy. That's a very bold move for him. And congratulations for him for actually finally doing it. For us, it's entertainment and if you're entertaining you shouldn't be judged by race, creed, color or sexuality ... as long as you're entertaining."

August 15, 2013 |

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