08/14/2014 04:54 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

'Walking Dead' Character Daryl Dixon May Be Gay, Creator Hints

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Could speculation about a main "Walking Dead" character being gay be true?

Fans of the popular AMC zombie show have long questioned the sexuality of one of the lead characters, Daryl Dixon. Now, creator Robert Kirkman is addressing the rumors after he was directly asked about Daryl's sexuality in the letter column to "The Walking Dead" #130.

He told ComicBook.com, “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 also reportedly stated that AMC "absolutely would" allow the show's creators to make Daryl gay.

This revelation comes in wake of a recent blog on HuffPost that questioned: why are there no gays on "The Walking Dead"?

(h/t Towleroad)


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