The OtherArena Forum IndexThe OtherArena Forum IndexThe OtherArena Forum Index The OtherArena
"Best not to think about it. I know that's a problem for you... not thinking. " -Steve Yohe
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

WWE Superstar comes out

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The OtherArena Forum Index -> Wrestling
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
corrado



Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 4911
Location: LI

PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:44 am    Post subject: WWE Superstar comes out Reply with quote

http://www.tmz.com/2013/08/15/darren-young-wwe-superstar-gay/

This is big.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
jdw
Site Admin


Joined: 01 Sep 2005
Posts: 17048

PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three things that are big about it:

* his reaction to the Paparazzi

Rather than dance around things, Young just simply outs himself in response. I think we've come a long way where that's now not an uncommon response to questions like that. Note also: the question wasn't whether Young was gay, but a general one about being gay in pro wrestling. Young went 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, and didn't really seem to worry about it. Again, good sign for how far the issue has come.

* Cena

Wasted no time in tweeting support

* WWE

Also quickly tossed something out.

That doesn't mean that Young is safe in his spot, will get more of a push, of the idiots in Creative won't come up with ways to shit on him, or even on gays. But from Young's response to Cena's tweet to the WWE, all in the amount of time it took... pretty decent positives.

Long way still to go.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
corrado



Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 4911
Location: LI

PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do wonder if this acceptance would've made a difference if kanyon was alive. Like this WWE skit with him as Boy George.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS7r4GBwJms
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The OtherArena Forum Index -> Wrestling All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
The OtherArena topic RSS feed 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group