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  1. brian1 says

    That little anecdote about how he met his boyfriend would seem to make it unlikely that it’s Dustin Lance Black. It’s hard to conceive of a scenario where Tom would meet Dustin by chance and make the first move without knowing whether Dustin was gay.

  2. Rowan says

    Brian1, I think he is lying. This way he takes the brunt for the relationship’s 20 age gap. This is 101 stuff-the younger couple is ALWAYS the one that pursued and made the move blah blah. If the older is famous/rich, then the younger ‘didn’t know who he was!’…

    LMAO. You must be new to showbiz pr blurb but fair enough if you were at first confused.

  3. crispy says

    This is why I have so little to do with twinks. At that age, everything feels so massive and important and world-changing.

    Gurl, you just gay. It ain’t no big deal. Nobody unshackled you from any chains.

  4. brian1 says

    @Rowan

    LMAO seems a bit of an overreaction. It’s not like I was duped by the PR blurb. Neither of us believe the story as it pertains to Dustin Lance Black. It’s just that I figured it might mean his boyfriend is someone else, while you figured that it is DLB and that Tom is lying about the way they met. If the publicist is really pushing the story that DLB and Tom met this way, then neither of us bought it.

  5. Grover Underwood says

    the jaded and bitter queens on this site just kill me; this guy has found a bit of happiness in our world; if you can’t be happy for him, just STFUl you’re just as bad as all the bigots out there

  6. FFS says

    If he is dating DLB, then this quote here is definitely a load of waffle. I simply refuse to believe that even the dippiest 19yo himbo twink wouldn’t know instantly that DLB was a huge mo.

  7. Bob R says

    @GROVER UNDERWOOD:Thank you. I don’t know what’s happened to us. The guy has found some happiness. He’s growing and I’m sure he’ll have some stumbles along the way. Why must people be so bitter and hateful? Two people in love, no matter how fleeting we think the moment will be, is a beautiful thing. I wish them all the happiness in the world, and if you can’t, well then just keep it to yourself.

  8. MaryM says

    I hope it is not Black either. If it is then Black ought to be ashamed of himself.

    Dan Savage has wise advice on relationships with large age differences – namely that the older person has an obligation to ensure that the younger party is not harmed by the relationship.

    If Tom Daley is dating a middle aged man like Black who has participated in a bareback sex tape, then that is going to raise concerns for Daley’s sponsors, and negatively impact Daley’s ability to earn a living.

    Black has a pretty skeezy reputation as a chicken hawk as well.

    Apparently they met at the KIDS CHOICE AWARDS. Strange place for a middle aged man who writes movies for adults to be hanging out at.

  9. Kieran says

    Is there anything more cynical than a bitter old gay man? If you’ve got any class you’ll wish them well and be happy for their happiness…whether it lasts a week, a month or a lifetime.

  10. says

    I hope @FFS isn’t implying Tom is a ‘himbo’- at age 19 he got very good grades in his A-Levels, which are the exams you take in the UK before University/College. All while training for his chosen sport. Oh, and he was bullied at his previous school, which won’t have made things easy either.

    An A in Maths is much better than I managed, and I only went on to work for the Medical Research Council making radio-ligands for Positron Emission Tomography, and then become a Technical Director at a global ISP, so I’m sure he’ll end up as a manicurist or something.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/diving/10244592/A-level-results-2013-Olympic-diver-Tom-Daley-achieves-straight-As.html

  11. Paul R says

    He seems like a nice kid, but lines like, “I didn’t know other people out there felt that way” are either BS or he’s lived the most isolated life ever—despite having traveled the world and meeting thousands of people.

  12. says

    It isn’t “bitter” to hope that Tom Daley, who seems like a nice but naive young man, isn’t dating Dustin Lance Black, bareback sex aficionado, last seen lecturing the gay community how it shouldn’t Ender’s Game, written by RABID homophobe (and fellow Mormon) Orson Scott Card.

    It isn’t a matter of jealousy, but of not wanting to see him make what seems to be a bad choice.

  13. MaryM says

    It’s hardly ‘bitter’ be concerned about a closeted teenager involved with a middle aged man who has appeared in bareback sex tapes.

    DLB has a dodgy reputation for his alleged taste for teenagers as well (I had heard this before he was linked to Tom Daley).

    Tom Daley is 19. He has a few more years of a diving career in which he will earn large sponsorship deals. Being linked to a middle aged barebacker (who he allegedly met at the Kids Choice Awards) is surely going to give Daley’s sponsors pause for thought.

  14. jamal49 says

    @MARYM: You are one of the more disgusting trolls on here. Sit down and shut up. You don’t know sh*t about nothin!

    @CRISPY: Ever been in love, honey? Let the boy have his moment. Wish him well. It might take some of that bitterness out of your very stone-cold heart.

    @BOB R: It is sad, so very sad, to read some of the comments here some times. What petty, empty little lives some of the people here must have.

    Tom Daley, whoever it is, enjoy the moment and the love. Good luck in 2016 and I hope you win the Gold!

  15. Rowan says

    Brian1 it was nec directed at you but at the PR spin and what they do to make us believe what they want us to believe.

    We call them names but it’s a pretty neat skill to get people to believe a lie when the truth is so obvious.

  16. anon says

    These interviews are not spurious, they are part of a campaign to get endorsement contracts on the eve of the Olympics. Just how, I don’t know, but that’s how this all works.

  17. James says

    “or he’s lived the most isolated life ever—despite having traveled the world and meeting thousands of people.”

    You’ve just described the typical, young A-level athlete. More isolated types you’ll never meet.

    And yes, I think the age gap is creepy, just as it was creepy for the 33-year-old Paul Walker to date the 16-year-old girl with whom he remained till he died at 40.

  18. spg says

    I hope the community and public doesn’t give him too hard of a time. In many ways being so young he is just a kid still, public eye or no… What young man hasn’t had the inner turmoil over his emotions. It would be one thing if he was 40+ and had a lifetime of time and introspection but he should be applauded no matter what was or wasn’t said.

  19. MaryM says

    At least when Anna Nicole married the love of her life she was already 26.

    Tom Daley and Dlb is more comparable to Celine Dion and Santa Claus (that’s who she married right.)

  20. Derrick from Philly says

    LOL @ “They are not in wuv.”

    Oh, my. Is this going to be another day of tribute to Babwa Wawa and Elmer Fudd? Maybe the whole month of December is Wawa/Fudd Celebration Month.

    But you guys did cause me to look up videos on Youtube of the great Gilda Radner doing Wawa. One had Radner(as Wawa) and Madeline Khan doing Dietrich. Hilarious.

    And my comment has nothing to do with this news story, does it? Sowee.

  21. Andrew says

    I wanted to see a Towleroad article about Tom & Dustin but as soon as I read the comments here I remembered why I stopped coming to this site: Bitter spiteful keyboard queens who can’t be happy for anyone.

  22. JackFknTwist says

    i hope his BF is a private, quiet, ‘got his own real life’ guy.
    They will only have a chance together if they are out of the spotlight.
    But if whoever it is has inspired you to get back up, train, and be free of those chains well then, enjoy the experience.
    I hope Tom will have happiness.

  23. Kevin_BGFH says

    Wishing Tom all the best. I can’t imagine it’s easy to be experiencing all of this under the microscope. Most of us get the opportunity to learn our life lessons in private. He seems like a good kid and I’m sure he’ll be fine.

  24. Derrick from Philly says

    Pedophile?

    Tom is nineteen not nine.

    Hell, you send me a nineteen year old right off the football field with broad shoulders and a bubble butt. You can call me a pedophile all want. I’ll be happy old queen.

    ‘course I will have to hide my bank and credit cards. It’ll be worth the trouble.

  25. Dave says

    Oh believe me DLB is dating tom daley. I’ve seen a couple of pictures of them together in different occasions. He was even at his 19th birthday party. They have been meeting up all over namely Houston and LA, they also met up in Barcelona for tom Daley’s diving competition

  26. Jim says

    The gay community doesn’t need Brian Brown, Tony Perkins, Pat Robertson, Peter LaBarbera or Linda Harvey to destroy it. We have enough angry gay people like the ones commenting here who can do the job with no problem.

    None of us can ever know what it’s like to be as world famous as this boy, or to have a relationship in front of the world. As far as I’m concerned, he carries himself in an international spotlight with a dignity, poise, and confidence far beyond his years, while being so adorable you want to hug him. He speaks well. I hope he knows what he’s doing. He’s going to need to, with both nasty homophobes and angry gay people shooting him down. I am truly appalled at the horrible things gay people do to each other. Please. Get a life.

  27. Jim says

    The gay community doesn’t need Brian Brown, Tony Perkins, Pat Robertson, Peter LaBarbera or Linda Harvey to destroy it. We have enough angry gay people like the ones commenting here who can do the job with no problem.

    None of us can ever know what it’s like to be as world famous as this boy, or to have a relationship in front of the world. As far as I’m concerned, he carries himself in an international spotlight with a dignity, poise, and confidence far beyond his years, while being so adorable you want to hug him. He speaks well. I hope he knows what he’s doing. He’s going to need to, with both nasty homophobes and angry gay people shooting him down. I am truly appalled at the horrible things gay people do to each other. Please. Get a life.

  28. Billy says

    I don’t see it as being bitter old queens. I think we all know Tom is a young naive boy, and Dustin Lance will surly break his heart. It’s a common story we all know. Tom seems nice so I will suck to see him get hurt. Lets be real this won’t end pretty.

  29. FFS says

    I hope @GRAHAM realizes that intelligence and naïveté are not mutually exclusive qualities.

    And since pissing contests are fun, I scored a 5 on the Advanced Placement Calculus II Exam. Here in the states, that’s the test that’s so hard the majority of American school kids don’t even bother taking it. And, a 5 is the best score you can get, btw.

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