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Artist Composes Tom Daley Portrait Out Of Anti-Gay Hate Tweets

Wow! UK artist Conor Collins has created a portrait of British diver Tom Daley made up entirely of the homophobic hate tweets Daley has received since coming out. 

It's pretty incredible!!

Collins writes on Instagram:

My finished portrait of @tomdaley1994 made out of the homophobic tweets sent to him when he came out as in a relationship with a man #art #arty #tomdaley#tomdaley1994 #diver #olympics #gay #gallery#homophobia #workofart #wordpainting #uk#greatbritain #unionjack #image #instaart #instagood#instagramart #painting #portrait #picoftheday #canvas

What do you think of Collins' artistic response to so much hate, Instincters? 

 

(H/T: Towleroad

 

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I think it's a great statement, no matter what vile filth some people come up with, you stand tall and proud. The artist has done an amazing job.

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Does Tom Daley like it? It has not been mentioned on his Twitter feed yet and he is always gracious when it comes to people recognizing him. However, I do understand the artist's gesture or at least I hope I do and it's not just for his personal publicity at TD's expense, and it's more creative than anything I could do.

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It would have been nicer if the tweets used were the ones that came from his fans as opposed to his haters.

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I think  Conor Collins's point was to make Art out of comments that are vile.

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