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British Diver Tom Daley: 'I'm Not Gay'


Tom Daley tells the UK Mirror he does not swim in the man pond:

"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. I just think about my diving. 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."

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  1. Awwww, shoot!

    Posted by: Michael W. | Sep 8, 2013 8:42:20 AM

  2. Tom's coming out as straight?
    What is he crazy?
    Gayness is 75% of why he gets in the news!

    Posted by: woody | Sep 8, 2013 9:02:00 AM

  3. He's delusional, but cute...Daley stays in closet for the endorsements like they always do....

    Posted by: Ankerich | Sep 8, 2013 9:05:10 AM

  4. If Daley is telling the truth, I have to take my gaydar in for service.

    Posted by: thepolarbeast | Sep 8, 2013 9:16:55 AM

  5. Good for this response! Shows he's much more evolved and grown up than some of the adults in the sports world.

    Posted by: Reality | Sep 8, 2013 9:28:12 AM

  6. Dear Tom sweetie,

    The only one who doesn’t know you’re gay is you, hun. You'll figure it out eventually.



    Posted by: Mary | Sep 8, 2013 9:28:53 AM

  7. If you have to proclaim you are not gay you're probably gay!!!

    Posted by: Matthew | Sep 8, 2013 9:33:21 AM

  8. Why does it matter what his sexual orientation is as long as he's a nice, upstanding, supporting human being?

    Posted by: yuninv | Sep 8, 2013 9:39:17 AM

  9. Sorry, but I find these comments grating. It's nice that you cute boys are "cool" with it - and that it's a lark to get hit on. The rest of us are actually gay, 24-7, and have to deal with the lesser, non party aspects.

    Posted by: Tigerama | Sep 8, 2013 9:46:41 AM

  10. Yeah, Wentworth Miller said the same thing a few years ago . . .

    Posted by: Swim_Fan | Sep 8, 2013 10:02:57 AM

  11. I feel like an idiot. For some reason I thought he was an out and proud gay man. I must have misread something in the past.

    Posted by: JWL | Sep 8, 2013 10:14:10 AM

  12. Gay or not, I'm never going to have him so it really means nothing to me either way. But I sure do enjoy looking at him.

    Posted by: Joe | Sep 8, 2013 10:21:06 AM

  13. @JWL,

    I was thinking the same thing. I thought he had come out before the London 2012 Olympics.

    Posted by: Phoenix Justice | Sep 8, 2013 10:24:51 AM

  14. It's so embarrassing to me as a gay man when a nice but straight guy says he's straight and my peers whine about how he must just be confused or lying. No better than those Exodus weirdos.

    Posted by: Joey Y | Sep 8, 2013 10:28:20 AM

  15. It's a new breed of straights. Gaydar no longer work on them.

    Posted by: bambinoitaliano | Sep 8, 2013 10:31:34 AM

  16. We should take him at his word unless anyone has experience to prove otherwise. Anybody? Seriously, I'd love to hear that story.

    Posted by: Armando | Sep 8, 2013 10:32:16 AM

  17. If it talks gay, walks gay... it must come out as straight.

    Posted by: S. | Sep 8, 2013 10:33:29 AM

  18. Well, that's disappointing. Guess I have to cross him off my dream-date calendar.

    Posted by: William | Sep 8, 2013 10:45:54 AM

  19. Give me a break. The boy couldn't be gayer if he joined Exodus and started thumping his Bible while dating Taylor Swift.

    Posted by: Michael | Sep 8, 2013 10:47:56 AM

  20. hey gays, remember when your wishful moms insisted that you are straight.

    Posted by: AndyTowlette | Sep 8, 2013 10:57:30 AM

  21. Why are so many here so sexually frustrated they have to fantasize about a straight guy turning gay?

    Please watch some porn and get it out of your system. Seriously. You guys say the same damn thing about every halfway decent looking straight guy the comes down the pike. It's old. The jokes are stale. If you guys really MUST quip, new material is required.

    Posted by: will | Sep 8, 2013 11:00:30 AM

  22. Thanks for the advice, Will. And Joey, we're not big fans of getting stuck with you, either.

    Posted by: Tigerama | Sep 8, 2013 11:23:54 AM

  23. JWL and Phoenix Justice, you might be thinking of Matthew Mitcham from Australia.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Sep 8, 2013 11:35:40 AM

  24. Who cares? I like him anyway.

    Posted by: Frank | Sep 8, 2013 11:44:04 AM

  25. I don't really follow diving, so I must have missed something, but where did the idea that he even might be gay come from?

    Posted by: Booker | Sep 8, 2013 12:14:30 PM

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