It’s been less than a week since Darren Young casually came out at an LAX baggage claim belt, making himself the first openly gay WWE Superstar. His major “first” didn’t provoke the kind of negative commentary Jason Collins’ did when he became the first openly gay NBA star in April—in fact, Young has received overwhelming support from his coworkers and fans (and probably his boyfriend!) alike.
Could it be a sign of progress?
Above, watch John Cena become the first WWE Superstar to react to the news on camera. Without batting an eyelash, Cena says “Oh wonderful! Good for him!” He also mentions that his oldest brother is gay, and doesn’t think Young will be causing any locker room shenanigans. “It’s all about being professional,” he said, “and Darren Young is a consummate professional. I’m actually really proud of him for doing that.”