WWE Superstar Darren Young is the latest high-profile athlete to announce that he is gay after coming out to a papparazo during an impromptu interview. 

 


When asked by a TMZ photographer early Thursday morning whether a gay wrestler could be successful within the World Wrestling Entertainment community, Young responded quickly. 

 


"Absolutely! Look at me," Young tells the photographer. "I'm a WWE Superstar and to be honest with you … I'll tell you right now that I'm gay."


For its part, WWE released a statement Thursday: "WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will continue to support him as a WWE Superstar."