In a moment that shocked a TMZ cameraman, WEE superstar Darren Young dropped a bombshell; He is gay.
What started as a normal TMZ Q&A, turned into breaking news. The cameraman asked Young if “a gay wrestler could be successful within the WWE” he replied with “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.”
After briefly stumbling over his words, the cameraman asked how he thought his fellow wrestlers would take the news, to which Young replied “We’re all adults. All sports are physical. When I come to work, I come to work, business is business.”
Kudos to Darren for not being afraid to speak out on this subject matter. He’s definitely going to help others who might be struggling with their hidden sexuality.
Check out what he had to say below:
Darren is already receiving support from the WEE and fellow wrestler John Cena. When TMZ broke the news to Cena, he revealed: “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.”
Watch Cena’s full response:
And the WEE has released the following statement:
“On TMZ this morning, WWE Superstar Darren Young revealed to the WWE Universe that he is gay. WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will continue to support him as a WWE Superstar. Today, 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.”