Op-ed: Don't Worry, Tom Daley's Getting Biphobic Tweets, Too

Olympic diver Tom Daley is not straight. And it's driving the Internet bonkers.

BY Michelle Garcia

December 05 2013 5:00 AM ET

Olympic diver Tom Daley came out as a guy who still fancies girls but is dating another guy in a YouTube video on Monday (that guy being Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black). In the end, he received tons of positive messages of encouragement, which probably outweighed the homophobic number of tweets and other messages geared his way.

Interestingly, however, there's the possibility that Daley may identify as bisexual. (He did not specify either way, really.) So of course, there were a whole range of tweets about that.

This guy shared my initial thought about it:

And he was right. Exhibits A through E:

 

 

Yeah, yeah, you guys get it. But then I was pleasantly surprised to see that not everyone is biphobic or a dummy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And some people were just funny about it.

 

 

 

 

All in all, Tom Daley, you get a hug from me. Congrats on coming out as whatever you are.

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