In an announcement that surprised precisely no one, British Olympic diver Tom Daley has come out.
This is sort of like how, for a while, I referred to Emmy-winning actor Jim Parsons or CNN hunk Anderson Cooper, or Oscar-winner Jodie Foster as gay, even though they hadn’t officially come out. But, c’mon — they weren’t foolin’ anyone. (Neither are you, Kevin Spacey!)
Daley, who medaled at the London Games last year, has been a hunky little twink on YouTube for a while now; about two years ago, I blogged about his homoerotic beach video set to LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy and I Know It.” From then, it was pretty clear no straight guy would post this on the Web.
In a five-minute video posted on YouTube overnight, Daley officially came out as gay while announcing being in a relationship with another man since spring. And best of all: His next stop is Texas! (He’s headed to Houston for a training camp through Christmas.) It’s a sweet video, which you can watch after the jump. But to Tom, we want to say: Welcome to the party! Your toaster oven is on its way.
P.S. Not everyone is reacting in a positive way. Check out these homophobic reactions.