If you’re like me, you probably know a lot of rednecks who love The Walking Dead because of all the guns, and the zombies, and the guns, so those people are in for a treat when Daryl Dixon, the most badass character on the show, turns out to be gay. Here’s series creator Robert Kirkman talking to ComicBook.com via Uproxx where commenters are already threatening to quit the show because they’re tired of “the gay agenda, man.”
When asked about the possibility that Daryl is gay Kirkman said, ‘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.’
When asked if that was something the show’s producers would allow, Kirkman replied, ‘For the record, they absolutely would.’
I really should’ve saved the America Boner for this post. Dammit. Anyway, here’s to what I’m sure will be an insightful discussion on how a stereotype-bending character on television’s highest-rated show is long overdue and not some progressive conspiracy to queer up your kids who are already half-gay from common core math anyway. Make me proud.