This has got to be, without a doubt, one of the dumbest things we’ve ever read. And we’ve read extensive analysis of “monkey on a segway.”
If you’re looking to fake, professional wrestling to push your agenda and solve all of society’s ills, you may want to turn off the computer and get some fresh air. If that fresh air happens to be found at the end of a cliff, so much the better.
This is even worse than when leftists took a funny wrestling meme and turned it into a “think piece” about race and geopolitical relations.
In 2013, Darren Young became the first professional wrestler to “out” himself. Well, less Darren Young as much as Fred Rosser, the man who plays the “Darren Young” character. This is all fake, mind you.
The fact that Darren Young isn’t vocally gay, though, is apparently problematic.
The WWE—home to generations of pumped up performers hyping packed arenas with thinly veiled homoerotic ring theatrics and occasional homophobic slurs—issued a statement of support. Young turned face that Monday, four days after his landmark revelation. Critics and fans wondered if and when Young’s orientation would be written into the show.
Two years later, they’re still waiting for the WWE to fully embrace its only current out-of-the-closet superstar. In Los Angeles for the ESPYs last week, WWE’s Chief Brand Officer and sometimes-onscreen villainess Stephanie McMahon hinted that Young’s wrestling coming-out party is still on the table.
“Darren Young was the first WWE superstar to really come out as being homosexual, but his character in the show is not,” she told The Daily Beast. “At least, we haven’t done anything with it either way—just yet.”
First thing, what Stephanine McMahon said is idiotic, even by pro wrestling standards. Just how low are those standards? I once watched the British Bulldog cut his forehead with razor blades while a midget-clown hit a referee with a folding chair. Context.
Second, the only thing wrestling fans “wonder” is if they’ll get their sign on TV, or when it’s time to chant “John Cena sucks.” They are there solely for the purpose of mind-numbing entertainment, not social commentary.
The fact that people are trying to turn a non-issue into an issue is why we laugh at SJWs so often. Darren Young (I’m not playing the “it’s just a wrestling character” game) came out on TMZ, which has a much bigger audience that the WWE. The WWE has interviewed Darren Young about it. He’s spoken openly about his boyfriend. He’s spoken openly about how accepting the locker room has been towards him, including one particular story involving CM Punk. Darren Young speaks to students about it at anti-bullying rallies and events, sponsored by the WWE, across the country.
But none of that counts when SJWs need click bait. Darren Young needs to make his gayness a part of his wrestling persona.
Mainly because, when he turns on his partner (tag team, not that kind of ‘partner’) after losing the titles and goes full-heel, SJWs need to be able to write another idiotic think piece.
Just enjoy the midget-clowns with the folding chairs and let it be.