Diver Tom Daley Receives Social Media Backlash for Coming Out
British Olympic bronze metal-winning diver Tom Daley made international headlines Monday after revealing in a YouTube video that he is in a relationship with a man. While many have lauded the athlete for his announcement, Daley has been the subject of a social media backlash.
Daley didn’t specifically say he is gay or bisexual but explained, "right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier. It makes me feel safe and just really does feel right." But apparently some people are not happy for the diver.
Here is a sample of some of the gross tweets:
"You just lost a fan, go to hell!!! faggot @TomDaley1994"
"Told you all Tom Daley was a dirty fag!"
"I can’t believe Tom Daley is gay I’m not a fan of his anymore! he’s going to hell it’s Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve."
"Oh my God Tom Daley, put a sock up your ass, everyone loves juicy cocks we just don’t say it because it’s a slight against God you homo fuck"