Mon. Feb 24th, 2020

‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman Says Wildly Popular ‘Daryl Dixon Could Be Gay’, No Way! Highlight Hollywood News

It seems I’ve been under a rock, word has it that “The Walking Dead” fans have long-speculated on the sexuality of Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and his potential romance with both Carol and Beth, creator Robert Kirkman has now presented us with another possible option: Could Daryl be gay? Now, I pride myself on being in the “Know,” but obviously I don’t find the fan sites and message boards that much fun. People say virtually anything and everything, and it’s a dark corner of the Internet that I find uncreative and obsessive.  But, I seem to have been missing out on something, because knowing Norman Reedus, who is the hottest and most popular star of the hit AMC zombie drama, I can tell you, he’s such a capable actor, and a nice guy that he’d be open to playing any side of Daryl.  So, who knew Daryl may have a secret side to himself?

 

In the letters section of The Walking Dead #130 (via Comicbook.com), Kirkman is asked about the comic book series-only character Jesus, who — just like Daryl — is a badass, but unlike Daryl and his ambiguous sexually, has been explicitly confirmed as gay.
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Comparing Jesus in the comic series to Daryl on the show, the reader offers the question as to whether or not Daryl could also be gay, to which Kirkman replies:
 
 
“All I can say is that it’s been discussed. We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not consistently distracted by crossbowing… we’ll tackle it in the show.”
 
Really?  Somehow I don’t see testosterone-filled Daryl as gay, not saying a tough guy reeking of sex appeal can’t be gay. There is the “manly-man” Rock Hudson, that Universal Studios hunk was able to fool millions of women and men over decades.  But, Daryl?  Forgive me, I can’t see it, but hey, it is TV!
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