So Tom Daley announced that he and Dustin Lance Black welcomed their son, Robbie Ray, into the world last week.
In a tweet over the weekend, Daley said: “Welcome to the world our precious little Robbie Ray Black-Daley. The amount of love and joy you have brought into our life is immeasurable, our precious little son”.
• 27/06/18 • Welcome to the world our precious little Robbie Ray Black-Daley ?? The amount of love and joy you have brought into our life is immeasurable, our precious little son ?????? pic.twitter.com/J76KgBTRqs
— Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) June 30, 2018
But not everyone is feeling the same love and joy for the new family.
Related: People are really pissed off about Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black having a baby
Check out some of these responses…
It’s astonishing. Twitter has been full of outrage about children being taken from their mothers on the Mexican border but, when Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black take a baby from its mother, everybody says how wonderful it is…
— Happy hour (@E14Wolves) June 30, 2018
Tom Daley and his partner now have a baby. Give me the 80’s any day of the week. ?????????
— TelRatch (@Ratchmfc) June 30, 2018
Ironically “their” new baby son is in the womb of a woman. That’s not your son. You two aren’t really married. It takes a man and a woman to create marriage. You two can’t procreate. This is wrong.
— sha_brit (@shannonlbrit) June 30, 2018
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black become parents. Where’s the mother of the baby? Two gay men using a woman to make a baby should be against the Law! https://t.co/fY7XaUIN1W
— Trinity (@Trinity3xxx) June 30, 2018
No problem with Tom Daley and partner buying a baby, it’s the ultra PC reporting that bothers me. They are not pregnant or have had a baby. A woman has, for money, which is also her choice. The language reminds me a bit of #thehandmaidstale and Mrs Waterford.
— Simon Welander (@SimonWelander) June 30, 2018
Awww Tom Daley and his husband have had a son. Obviously fell out of his fucking arse
— Belts (@BeltaBaby) June 30, 2018
Congratulations to the egg donor and the surrogate mother who provided a baby for #tomdaley and #DustinBlack
“It will always be the people who need money who are selling; the wealthy will be the consumers/buyers.”https://t.co/aQjZZPZQmr
— WithaT XX (@msmerrythought) June 30, 2018
Of course, not everyone feels so negatively. There are plenty of folks who have had nothing but well wishes for the new dads and their beautiful baby boy:
Save your anti Tom Daley shit for someone else’s timeline. A loving married same sex couple just became parents. That sentence alone should be enough to warrant our congratulations, love and support.
— The H is silent! (@Gatz77) June 30, 2018
Absolutely disgusted by all the homophobic comments about Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black having a son. It's 2018 people, not 1958
— ? ?l??? ? (@EmilyHolmes09) June 30, 2018
Siiiiiiick of people commenting on posts about Tom Daley’s news like “I’m not homophobic BUT I don’t think it’s right that a child has two fathers” like ok you don’t think gay couples should have the same rights as straight couples so just say you’re homophobic Gary and stfu
— la?ra? (@lauracolpitts) June 30, 2018
The amount of disgusting comments on Tom Daley and his husbands baby announcement is making me feel sick, thought we had made progress, apparently not
— Rachel ? (@ZenDaawg) June 30, 2018
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black's baby is born in pride month.
He his 3 days old and he's already a legend.
— Beatrice ? (@itsmikapenniman) June 30, 2018
From everyone here at Queerty, we’re sending nothing but good vibes and good luck to the dads and their new bundle of joy!
Related: Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black “shocked” by haters, can’t believe people aren’t happy for them
And water is wet.
Is this really news?
It’s so frustrating that this type of negativity still remains a major part of LGBT news reporting.
When it stops, then it will cease to be news anymore.
@radiooutmike Good luck waiting for HATE to stop. There are always going to be people who HATE. Whether it be gays, or Christians, or Trump, or Jews, or blacks, etc. Haters are not going to suddenly disappear.
@Kieren, don’t compare Trump to us. He’s one of the ones trying to hurt us. Dear Lord you are STILL defending him despite what he’s trying to do through SCOTUS.
What expectant parents should keep quiet about the birth of their kid?
Personally speaking if (and that’s a big ass if) I ever decide to have kids in the future, I think I will adopt. There are lots of kids both orphans and unwanted in the world, we can take care of them.
Where is the outrage when a heterosexual couple use a surrogate when they themselves cant have kids?
There isn’t the outrage because these idiots are blatantly homophobic. Who cares that a baby has two loving parents to take care of it? They can’t see past the fact that the parents are of the same gender.
I cannot believe how stupid and homophobic people are. I think either adoption or a kid through a surrogate is wonderful. More power to those loving same sex couples who want children. I applaud Daley and Black for doing this.
The positive messages significantly outweigh the negative comments.
If I were them, I would focus on friends and family and spend less time on Instagram and your celebrity status and your “fans”.
I rest my case.
For crying out loud. Straight people use a surrogate all the time when they can conceive. People need to get their heads out of their asses. As for this child being ripped from its mother, these 2 didn’t stand at the border and take a baby away. So that tweet is even more asinine. While not a big fan of either of them, I congratulate them on their family. GET over it people
And all the negative shit being posted about it is Reason Number 237 why we need a Gay Pride Month.
As a journalist I’ve done stories about (straight) IVF couples over nearly 30 years. And while those couples invariably gain sympathy and support, I would personally be far more worried about some of them as parents than about any same-sex couple going the surrogacy route. Often those IVF couples have been through decades of trying to conceive naturally, followed by sometimes ten or twenty attempts at IVF. To go through all that effort and expense (often without ever considering that adoption might be a better alternative) requires a steely focus and determination that in some cases is admirable, but in quite a few I’ve seen is something approaching scary. Often it’s a woman so consumed by the need for a baby that the weight of it leaves you fearing for the child, and wondering how it can ever have a normal life. In some cases the constant longing and repeated disappointment has left those women so damaged and fragile and needy that I simply couldn’t imagine them being normal parents. Yet nobody ever questions their “right” to be parents. But when a gay couple goes through the relatively simple and straightforward procedure of engaging a surrogate condemnation rains down upon them. Get some perspective people.
I am so happy for them. Fuck the haters, they’re the ignorant deplorables that elected 45 and I hope karma kills every one of their jobs.
Tom & Lance “bought a baby”? What about all the hetero couples who use surrogacy? Did they “buy a baby”, too? (And what about the most famous surrogate baby: Jesus?)
Exactly. Heterosexual couples do it al the time. Where is that condemnation?
Not one of the morons criticizing this seems to comprehend that either Tom or Lance is the biological father. Yes, it takes a man and a woman to make a child, and the man was one of the two guys who will be raising it. F******g morons. 😛
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if i’m not mistaken i’ve heard it’s possible to combine the sperm of two men so they both could be the father, genetically speaking….unless it ended up in a race and only one was the winner, then i’d bet on tom.
These HATERS leaving heartless, non compassionate comments on T Daley & DLB’s Twitter based on the generality of the announcement are the same ignorant asses that believed the Russian FAKE NEWS by just reading their headlines and not investigating the details which led to Adolf Trumpler to scantily receiving electoral college votes that put him in office. Maybe their surrogate mother is a friend or aquatinted with the couple, and maybe Tom or Dustin donated semen and the child actually is theirs. Maybe the mother is not in a position to care for a child, could be any explanation. To ASS – U – ME WITHOUT FACTS makes an ass out of them not Tom & Dustin. Karma is a bitch and what goes around comes around the way back around. Haters WILL get theirs. It’s inevitable, I’ve witnessed it first hand. Best wishes to Tom, Dustin, and Robbie Rae for a full and happy life as a family, may God bless them.
Daley-Black sounds so much better than Black-Daley. Dustin should relent on this.
Daley-Black does sound rather more like a coffee regimen. I totally see why they’ve gone the other way.
It’s because of Trump.
Hetro. couples who can’t conceive “BUY” babies before & after birth every day of the week. Couples shop for the right sex, race, hair & eye color and other attributes we have culled from animal breeding. Dustin & Tom should celebrate the addition to their family and ignore the those how truly show a lack of education, critical thinking skill, and most basic facts. But when did facts ever interfere with the bigots who do not want equal protection under the law to apply to all of us?
Bigotry must be faced head-on and shown for what it truly is, which is mindless hatred. I wish the happy couple and child long life and happiness.
To all the people protesting RD & DON show your opinions by adopting a child so those everyday daddies show s unconditional love and protecting the that Lucy little guy from haters and bigots like the people the roster negative BS. Remember every baby you adopt will keep that child from gay unconditional love. Show your dedication adopt two. Up ok no takers so how much do you really care or is it just the next opportunity to bash gay folks who have more love in their hearts than all the bashers put together.
If homophobes really want the world to be a better place, killing yourselves is the best option I can think of.
Interesting. Surrogate mothers have existed for straight couples for almost a century now. But when it’s two men, there’s always that same old double standard.
One of them is the biological father. They’re not taking a child from the mother, there was an agreement and the child will live with his father and the father’s husband. This isn’t a problem, but people really do love to turn things into one.
This is NOT news. There will always be bigots and haters. If Tom and Dustin didn’t receive any homophobic, ignorant remarks then that’s the one with reporting.
The rise of Twitter opened the Pandora’s box of anonymous vitriol and hatred. Did we really need it?
30 years ago a friend tried to convince me how ignorant I was because I didn’t agree with him with respect to his preferred presidential candidate. Had he offered logic to persuade me of his reasoning I’d have tried to understand his viewpoint so that we could achieve common ground. Instead we began talking AT each other, and no progress was made to enhance communication. Reviewing the comments to the baby story there appears to be a lot more AT attitudes. This is unfortunate because Pissedoff people don’t suddenly see the light by whichever party bangs their shoe louder on the podium.
Congratulations. I’m sick of haters too.. If they donated the sperm the child is theirs. We know how a baby is concieved. Obviously the women who gave birth didn’t have a problem doing it. So why is everyone else. And a man and a women can make a baby doesn’t make them good parents. This is going be on going battle like racism. Gay people are not going anywhere. And people against them are not either.
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