Norman Reedus’ ‘Waking Dead’ Character Daryl Dixon Could Very Well Be Gay
In the letters section of The Walking Dead comic book issue No.130, Kirkman is asked about the comic book series-only character Jesus, who is a badass just like Daryl, but unlike Daryl and his ambiguous sexually, has been explicitly confirmed as gay.
“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.”
Kirkman was also asked if AMC would be okay with Daryl being gay, and confirmed, “For the record, they absolutely would.”
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