Tom Daley Talks To Jonathan Ross About Coming Out, Being In Love With A Guy
British diver Tom Daley appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday night to talk about a number of things, including his diving reality show Splash, the Olympics in 2016, and his coming out. The identity of Daley’s boyfriend, thought to be Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black, was not revealed on the program.
"It really was love at first sight," said Daley.
Of making the video he said, “To be honest it was a terrifying decision to make…I just wanted to say something in my own words from my heart.”
Daley went on to thank everyone for being supportive and added that he was surprised he fell for a guy. “It happened so quickly. I thought I’d really liked someone before but I’d never felt the feeling of love and it happened and I was completely overwhelmed by it to the point where I can’t get him out of my head all the time…I thought that I’d felt feelings like it before but this surpasses it.”
I think I may be obsessed with Daley and his BF… Idk, I guess it has to do with the fact that it’s Christmas and I’m lonely, everybody is happy and I’m lonely, couples are everywhere, cuddling and kissing on public spaces and I’m lonely and… I’m lonely.
I think I put too much faith on having a boyfriend, but my life isn’t quite bad, actually! It’s just sometimes I feel the need off having someone there to tell that everything is ok and…
Oh well, I think Tom and his boyfriend are cute. Plus, Tom’s smile kills everytime.
Alright, here’s something funny. These boys in my hall went outside in their undies to take some photos in the snow. Funny, right? They’re trying to get attention and it’s hilarious. Us ladies choose to do the same, we are wearing more clothing, and are doing the exact same poses. We are wearing as much clothing as is acceptable at the pool or the beach, at the gym, etc.
There is a serious double standard here— us girls have gotten responses like:
"What’s the point of being half naked?"
"*ahem* sluts *ahem*"
"What’s wrong with you females?"
Or worse, what my mother said. Her initial shock was apparently because she thought I was in my underwear, but when I told her I was in a swimsuit, she was suddenly happy I was having fun in college.
The idea here is that we are doing the same thing. When arguing this point with one of my hallmates, he said “But men’s bodies aren’t built the same, you don’t see girls getting pumped up over a topless guy, but how many guys do you think are gonna get all crazy over a topless girl?” Seriously? Really? Women don’t need to dress in order to avoid a reaction from men. You’re mad because you can’t control yourself? Men can pose in their undies in the snow without an issue because women aren’t going to go wild over it? Keep it in your pants, that’s your responsibility, not ours.
The double standards are killin’ me.
"Keep it in your pants, that’s your responsibility, not ours." Is literally one of the best quotes I’ve ever heard. Thank you.
*sudden realization that next year is like 3 weeks away*
Hey macklemore can we go thrift shopping