Have you ever found it weird that even in an apocalyptic world such as the one in "The Walking Dead," there are no gay characters? Without any restricting laws or social acceptance pressure, survivors should be living their lives without hiding or any restrictions. Have you also found it weird that the show's resident bad boy Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) consistently has deviated from female flirtation which he has had plenty of since the beginning of the end of the world?
After four seasons, Daryl has yet to receive any action other than crossbow zombie slaying while his male co-stars have all hooked up with other female characters at one point or another.
The question now is, can Daryl Dixon be gay?
"The Walking Dead" creator and producer/writer on the show, Robert Kirkman says Daryl very well could be interested in men. In the letter column for this month's issue of the comic (#130), Kirkman responds to a curious fan's inquiry of Daryl's sexuality.
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.
For anyone concerned that AMC would never approve of their top female attracting character being gay, Kirkman had this to say:
For the record, they absolutely would.
Kirkman has been known to mislead his fans when it comes to spoilers for "The Walking Dead." This could very well be another comment to stir up the internet with the upcoming premiere of season five in October steadily approaching. Daryl Dixon is an original character in the television show, therefore has no comic counterpart fans can research to understand his back story. Even if he was in the comics and was a straight male, he still could end up interested in males on television. The on-screen characters have diverged pretty far from their comic-counterparts, some even outliving their paper counterpart's story.
How would you feel if Daryl was gay? Would it matter? Let me know in the comments below and on Twitter!