You Thought This Was Obvious, But Garfield's Gender Is Up For Debate


You Thought This Was Obvious, But Garfield's Gender Is Up For Debate

Everyone knows who Garfield is right? The cat who loves lasagna and hates Mondays. Well, it turns out that one simple fact that everyone thought they knew is actually not true!

If you remember watching the Garfield cartoon when you were younger, or even that weird Bill Murray version, the voice of Garfield has always been a male. As it turns out Garfield is not even a boy!

Does that mean Garfield is a girl? NOPE! Apparently Garfield has no gender! Creator of Garfield comics Jim Davies suggested this himself a long time ago, saying that "by virtue of being a cat, really, he's not really male or female or any particular race of nationality, young or old."

Yes that is fair, Garfield is a comic and not a real cat, so why would it need a gender? Well even though this interview came out a while ago, people are still debating the topic on Garfield's Wikipedia page, highlighting the so-called controversy.

Virgil Texas on twitter has been trying to change it change the gender to none, but other users keep changing it back.

Wikipedia was forced to lock this page after people wouldn't stop flipping it back and forth. Finally it ended when Washington Post reached out to Davis himself to see what he thought of this debate and he clarified that "Garfield is male, he has a girlfriend, Arlene."

Well, it seems like either Davies doesn't remember his original interview or he changed his mind on a Garfield's gender after all. The most important thing whether he is male, female, or without a gender, Garfield is just one of the best comic characters out there.