Since his television debut in the Archie Comics series, Archie Andrews has been a beloved character for generations. Viewers of the show have naturally been drawn to Archie’s charm, wit and kindness. Recently, fans have started to speculate whether the character is secretly gay in real life.
Rumors of Archie’s Sexual Orientation
Rumors of Archie’s true sexual orientation have been circulating ever since his character first appeared on-screen. It all started when a tweet surfaced on the internet purporting to be from Archie himself. In the tweet, Archie “came out” as gay and said that he had been living a double life for many years.
The tweet was quickly debunked as a hoax, but it sparked a discussion amongst Archie fans. Some argued that the tweet was a reflection of Archie’s true identity and that he felt the need to come out to his fans. Others simply dismissed the tweet as fake and said it wasn’t a reflection of Archie’s real life.
Does Archie Identify as Gay?
While Archie has never officially come out as gay, there is some evidence that he may have romantic feelings for men. In the comics, Archie is often shown having crushes on other male characters. Additionally, Archie’s flirtatious relationship with Kevin Keller, a openly gay character, has been a topic of debate amongst fans.
The Archie creators have also hinted that Archie may be gay. In an interview, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said that he wanted to make Archie’s sexuality a point of exploration in the show, but hadn’t found the right time to do so.
At the end of the day, it’s impossible to say for sure whether Archie is gay in real life. While there are some indications that he may be, Archie himself has yet to make an official statement on the matter. Until then, we can only speculate about his true feelings.