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Tom Daley Comes Out As Straight, But He Doesn’t Mind If You Think Otherwise

tom_daleyI think it’s funny when people say I’m gay… I laugh it off. I’m not. But even if I was, I wouldn’t be ashamed. It wouldn’t bother me in the slightest what people thought. But I can understand why I have a massive gay following – I spend most of my life half naked in trunks on a diving board showing off my bare chest.I often joke I wear more to bed than I do to work. But I’m cool with my gay following. It’s great to have gay fans even though my friends gently take the mick.”

 

Tom Daley  explains to The Mirror why the persistent gay rumors follow him

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19 Comments

  • Fael

    He really needs to take more care with the sun, it would not surprise me if he developed skin cancer as he often appears burned that way. Where are his coaches? Even the parents…

  • fagburn

    Uh-huh.

    “No, I’m not gay. I know these rumours are out there – I’m cool with the fact that they exist, I mean this is about fantasy” – Wentworth Miller…

  • Rockery

    OK…..

    He will come out when he is ready (I am not one of those people that think everyone is gay either) He could be straight, but I doubt it

  • Cam

    I know…..I know I know I know I know that this will come off dick-ish.

    But PLEASE spare me the “Gee I’m not gay and I’m going to state that loudly, but it’s really ok that I have gay fans” interviews with people.

    Didn’t OUT Magazine sort of exhaust that whole subject during the 90’s?

    That said, I’m sure he’s a cool fellow and nice that he thinks we’re all nifty. ;)

  • Dxley

    Lmgaoooooooo. Who’s that emaciated twink? Boy, you need a juicy burger. Ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • Caleb in SC

    @2eo: No, I disagree.

  • damon459

    @Fael: Really that’s comment you come up with? You know his father died of brain cancer right? Gawd some of the comments are about as bright as the idiots writing for this site. Not everyone is a pasty white albino afraid of the sun. As for promotional pictures they may be airbrushed or maybe he uses a bronzer, it’s rather common in the swimming world.

  • yaoming

    That’s Tom Daley? What happened to him? I thought it was a starving Bangladeshi boy from a charity advert.

  • Jackhoffsky

    I like Daley. I think he does very well in bringing up LGBT issues and fully supports the community.

    However, is there any way possible he could be making this (what some would consider an needless) announcement just to be left alone at the Sochi Olympics? I mean, he is a rather public figure. It would actually be in his best (competitive) interest to come out as straight so as not to be so monitored or whatever at the Olympics.

  • fagburn

    @Jackhoffsky: Erm, they don’t have diving in the Winter Olympics.
    Even if they did your post would be quite baffling…

  • 2eo

    @fagburn: Maybe they just dive into really cold water?

    I fell into some really cold water in Scotland once. Dunno where falling off a 6 foot pier and splitting my head open ranks on the olympic scale, but they let Yngling be a sport so they should let this too.

  • Brandon2014

    @Dxley

    You need to look up the word emaciated again, because clearly that’s not him. He looks fine people need to stop exaggerating. I’m skinny and it’s so annoying when a fat person tells me I need to eat a sandwich. I’m an ectomorph and people come in different body types despite how overweight the majority of America is.

  • fjurg123

    Gross. He looks like a golliwog.

  • NateB79

    @Brandon2014: I bet you’re a blast at parties.

  • Demonic darian

    @2eo: omg yesss!

  • Stache1

    @damon459: “he uses a bronzer, it’s rather common in the swimming world. ” Ummm..somehow I doubt that. Lol

  • Stache1

    @Fael: When your swimming all day out in the sun there’s not much you can do. It’s everything from the water reflecting the suns intensity to sun screens just washing off.

  • Jackhoffsky

    @fagburn: *sigh* Let’s try this again:

    You know, sometimes there are quite a few free tickets given out for each Olympics (military personnel, family members, past Olympians, etc.) and it is not uncommon for members of the summer Olympics to pop into the the winter Olympics and vice versa to support friends, run commentary, and general promotion of the next Olympics in which they would be competing – usually at the request of whoever is sponsoring them. You always seem to see Olympian who are not participating running around the opposite season games.

    With that in mind, I wonder if Daley is planning a trip to the Winter Olympics in which case he would be there only as a spectator and celebrity… and would want to be left alone while he was there.

    Or he could want to dive into cold water per @2eo… either/or.

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