This morning, diving star Tom Daley revealed that he is in a relationship with a man.
Got something I need to say…not been an easy decision to make, hope you can support me! :) http://t.co/oOrDEiChGd
His announcement was greeted with widespread support. Unfortunately, some of the reaction provided a grim reminder of how much anti-gay hate is still rife. Here are some of the most disturbing.
1. The f-word was used a lot.
Obi Wong Kenobi
Woahhhh. Tom Daley is gay? Noooo wayyy, never would’ve believed it… Jokes. He’s been a fag from early.
tom daley the full blown fag
Tom Daley announces he’s a fag… In other news, water is wet
Lmao ahahaha tom daley was a fag before he came out of Narnia, he’s a bigger fag now
I knew Tom Daley was a fag
Jesus Christ let’s be realistic anybody who thought that Tom Daley wasn’t a fag, has been in more denial than the guy himself..
Tom Daley is gay I am now ashamed of my country ew we can’t have a bloody fag representing us
So tom daley has finally came out the little fag
hahahaha tom daley always look like a gay fag to me aha !!
10. The hate speech was not limited to “fag” either.
Tom daley has came out tht hes a battyman loool fucking queer
Tom daley queer cunt!
12. Some people were weirdly creative about it.
Psssst, Tom Daley is a dirty fart puncher, pass it on
Conor Mc Kenna
Tom Daley’s a dirty queer….#shock
I called Tom Daley being a big dirty bender about 2 years ago #alwaysright
Whys ppl surprised about tom daley been gay . Ive never seen a bigger faggot. He walks round the pool with constant boner
everybody is shocked about tom daley being gay haha he’s a proper faggot wasn’t it a bit obvious
“@TomDaley1994: Got something I need to say…not been an easy decision to make, hope you can support me! :) http://t.co/xSmUNkaeuE” faggot
18. Some people were shocking in their directness.
You just lost a fan, go to hell!!! faggot @TomDaley1994
Bit obvious Tom Daley was gay he speaks like a faggot
Tom Daley has come out as gay. Eeeee Faggot!
Tom Daley uno i was cheering for this faggot in the olympics aswell.. Na bro you went out wrong maaan .. Bent angle
22. Where we still are in 2013:
Haha Tom Daley you big faggot what a nob posting a video, and people saying it’s brave leave it out, liking a mans bum isn’t flipping brave
This post has been updated.