Diver Tom Daley Comes Out...As Straight
Cue the violins. British diver Tom Daley, who managed to stand out amidst a wide array of physically blessed specimens at the London Olympics in 2012 and developed a pretty rabid gay fan base in the process is letting the world know that he sadly isn't competing for Team Gay.
He says, “I 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.”
According to The Mirror:
Tom, 19, says he doesn’t think of himself as a pin-up, even though his six pack and trademark skimpy speedos have gained him an army of fans. He reckons he’s too busy concentrating on what matters to him most.
“I just think about my diving,” he says. “If people think I am gay or that I don’t focus on my diving enough and go out too much, there is always going to be an opinion – and if I worry about that too much, then my diving goes downhill.”
That's fine, Tom! You focus on your diving. We'll stay focused on you!