So, Tom Daley has a boyfriend. That means two things: 1) He is subject to a grudge match against Matthew Mitcham for our eternal love; 2) The gay men of Twitter have been responding. Here are my favorite ten responses so far. (Caution: NPH should be notified that there’s nothing “misguided” about lusting after Olympians of any sexual orientation. We consider it a pastime here.)
I’m relieved to know that all of my panting over @TomDaley1994 at the Summer Olympics wasn’t completely misguided.
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) December 2, 2013
Imagine if Matthew Mitcham and Tom Daley had a baby. It would literally come out as a rainbow flag performing a perfect swan dive. — Brendan Maclean (@macleanbrendan) December 3, 2013
It’s important to tell a guy who comes out that you “knew all along.” This is YOUR moment. The world has waited for you, O wise wizard!
— Chris Schleicher (@cschleichsrun) December 2, 2013
Tom Daley came out before your album, @AZEALIABANKS.
— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) December 3, 2013
Tyne Daly is WHAT??
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) December 2, 2013
No one cared when I announced my fantasy relationship with Tom Daley. He calls me “muffin.”
— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) December 2, 2013
OK, so which member of One Direction do we think it is?
— Ned Ehrbar (@nedrick) December 2, 2013