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Old 25-06-2012, 09:34
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See this is the problem. As soon as homosexuality is mentioned 'it's none of your business. Stop talking about it. Who cares!!!"

....and so on.
That is because it is 'none of your business'. How difficult is that to understand?
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:36
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It's a huge problem because it insinuates that homosexuality is something to be 'ashamed' of or at least, not suitable for public discussion.

Your pretending to be suddenly interested in diving, doesn't change that.
What complete rubbish.

I enjoy the olympics all of it, ive watched Tom Daley dive on a number of occasions, i have no interest in his sex life to say that means i think homosexuality is something to be ashamed of is a HUGE and quite frankly completely ridiculous statement.

Just because i think hes entitled to a private life does not mean im anti gays, ive never read such complete rubbish on here.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:37
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I don't wonder about anyones sexuality as a rule. However I want to have sex with someone, I will. Tom Daley fits into that category.

It's like the calorie content of a cake I don't want to eat isn't of interest to me. If I want to eat the cake - it is.
You can eat that cake though. You wont ever sleep with Tom Daley. Comparing a cake to a sportsman is a bit silly.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:37
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I don't wonder about anyones sexuality as a rule. However I want to have sex with someone, I will. Tom Daley fits into that category.

It's like the calorie content of a cake I don't want to eat isn't of interest to me. If I want to eat the cake - it is.
Then that cake is out of your reach
I don't see that his sexuality matters tbh
But then I dont care about speculating who is or isn't
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:38
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Then that cake is out of your reach
I don't see that his sexuality matters tbh
But then I dont care about speculating who is or isn't
Oh apparently if we dont discuss his sex life its because were anti gays
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:39
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That is because it is 'none of your business'. How difficult is that to understand?
It isn't at all. It's difficult to understand why some people find it difficult to understand that treating homosexuality as something taboo, never to be spoken of, is not helpful to the 'cause' of gay rights at all.

Tom Daley is irrelevant to the subject. I'm sick and tired of homosexuality being treated as a 'shut up, don't mention it, fingers in the ears lalalalalalalala' issue.

Usually from people who pretend they're 'fine' with it as long as it's never referred to, mentioned or thought about.

You don't get this with ANY other aspect of someone's private life and it's very hard to believe there isn't a sinister undercurrent to it.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:40
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Oh apparently if we dont discuss his sex life its because were anti gays
No it's anti-gay to pretend as if homosexuality should never be mentioned.

Case in point..

One of the first responses to this thread was 'No, I think he has a girlfriend'

...did I miss the 'OMG how dare you speculate, it's none of your business if he does or not!!!!' responses to this piece of 'speculation' ?

Did I miss them? Were they there?

No. They weren't. Case in point.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:40
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It isn't at all. It's difficult to understand why some people find it difficult to understand that treating homosexuality as something taboo, never to be spoken of, is not helpful to the 'cause' of gay rights at all.

Tom Daley is irrelevant to the subject. I'm sick and tired of homosexuality being treated as a 'shut up, don't mention it, fingers in the ears lalalalalalalala' issue.

Usually from people who pretend they're 'fine' with it as long as it's never referred to, mentioned or thought about.

You don't get this with ANY other aspect of someone's private life and it's very hard to believe there isn't a sinister undercurrent to it.
You have a massive chip on your shoulder for some reason.

I have no interest in his sex life, or any other sportsmans sex life. I dont discuss footballers cheating on their wives either does that mean I support them? does it heck.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:43
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No it's anti-gay to pretend as if homosexuality should never be mentioned.

Case in point..

One of the first responses to this thread was 'No, I think he has a girlfriend'

...did I miss the 'OMG how dare you speculate, it's none of your business if he does or not!!!!' responses?

Did I miss them? Were they there?

No. They weren't. Case in point.
Theres no "case in point"

Let me make it very very clear as you are making assumptions and reaching quite frankly to take offence where there is none

I do not care about his sex life, gay straight etc. I care about his ability to dive. I do not care about anyones sex life who is in a job. The only time i would comment on someones personal life is if the person brought it to the fore.. i.e. Peter Andre selling his kids down the line, Ill commit on that as its something he puts out there. I wont speculate on an olympians sex life as it is none of my business regardless of who he sleeps with gay or straight.

Just because you may be gay yourself dosent give you the right to accuse others of being anti gay for refusing to discuss his sex life with someone who wants a bit of it. Get a grip. Some of us dont care, we just want him to do his job well..and to dive.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:43
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what is the evidence for assuming he's gay? other than him being very attractive and being a diver?
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:44
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No it's anti-gay to pretend as if homosexuality should never be mentioned.

Case in point..

One of the first responses to this thread was 'No, I think he has a girlfriend'

...did I miss the 'OMG how dare you speculate, it's none of your business if he does or not!!!!' responses to this piece of 'speculation' ?

Did I miss them? Were they there?

No. They weren't. Case in point.
Rubbish. This isnt about homosexuality, its about not talking about his private life. The same would be said if there was a thread asking how many women has Tom slept with.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:44
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It's astonishing. The post in the thread speculating he may be heterosexual ignored. The posts indicating he might be homosexual, jumped on.

It's as evident as the bulge in his speedos what the real issue is here.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:45
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Rubbish. This isnt about homosexuality, its about not talking about his private life. The same would be said if there was a thread asking how many women has Tom slept with.
So why has the person who speculated he might be straight, not been jumped on in the same way?

The post is there, I can read it myself.

I missed the 'How dare you!!' responses. Did you?
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:45
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It's astonishing. The post in the thread speculating he may be heterosexual ignored. The posts indicating he might be homosexual, jumped on.

It's as evident as the bulge in his speedos what the real issue is here.
The only issue here is your personal one. Im out.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:46
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The only issue here is your personal one. Im out.
Are you one of those people that use television catchphrases in every day speak?

Ugh.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:47
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THis place is full of speculation. Who's shagging who, who is seeing who, who is whatevering someone else.

Yet the 'OMG stop talking about it. It's none of your business' responses reserved almost exclusively for matters of homosexuality. But it's a 'personal issue' of mine, is it?

The upshot is people don't like talking about or thinking about homosexuality. So the way they deal with it is to close it down entirely as an issue. Speculation on matters of a famous persons private life is rarely ever considered off topic, unless it strays into an area some people are uncomfortable going to.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:48
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I don't wonder about anyones sexuality as a rule. However I want to have sex with someone, I will. Tom Daley fits into that category.

It's like the calorie content of a cake I don't want to eat isn't of interest to me. If I want to eat the cake - it is.
That's odd. When I am attracted to a gorgeous and unobtainable female celeb, their sexuality would not affect whether I would want to have sex with them or not because it's not going to happen anyway. If they're attractive, they're attractive.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:48
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So why has the person who speculated he might be straight, not been jumped on in the same way?

The post is there, I can read it myself.

I missed the 'How dare you!!' responses. Did you?
Thats not the thread title.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:50
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That's odd. When I am attracted to a gorgeous and unobtainable fenale celeb, their sexuality would not affect whether I would want to have sex with them or not because it's not going to happen anyway. If they're attractive, they're attractive.
Very true. Hence why it doesnt matter.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:51
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Thats not the thread title.
My post wasn't the first in the thread either, but it's getting the most heat.

I merely said I'd be surprised and disappointed if he wasn't.

I didn't say 'Yes he has a boyfriend, I think'

Heaven knows what the response would have been if I did. I suspect a lot more heated than they have been although I'd have said nothing different to the person whose post has gone completely ignored by everyone except me.

One person speculated he might be straight.

That's the difference.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:52
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It isn't at all. It's difficult to understand why some people find it difficult to understand that treating homosexuality as something taboo, never to be spoken of, is not helpful to the 'cause' of gay rights at all.

Tom Daley is irrelevant to the subject. I'm sick and tired of homosexuality being treated as a 'shut up, don't mention it, fingers in the ears lalalalalalalala' issue.

Usually from people who pretend they're 'fine' with it as long as it's never referred to, mentioned or thought about.

You don't get this with ANY other aspect of someone's private life and it's very hard to believe there isn't a sinister undercurrent to it.
Who is treating homosexuality as something taboo?

Every person has the right to a private life......WHATEVER their sexuality. Some people do not care if their sexuality is general knowledge, whilst others are more private. That is their choice and their right. Nobody has the right to know someone else's sexuality just to fulfil their own agenda. Some celebs and others in the public eye court publicity about all aspects of their lives, others choose not to do so.

As others have said, you seem to have a massive chip on your shoulder
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:55
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So why has the person who speculated he might be straight, not been jumped on in the same way?

The post is there, I can read it myself.

I missed the 'How dare you!!' responses. Did you?
No-one has 'speculated' that he might be straight. Someone said "No he has a girlfriend" - I think given that it's a pretty safe bet to say he is straight.
But what the hell are you wanting people to say - "omg just because he has a girlfriend doesn't mean he isn't gay!!" ??? Get real.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:56
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Who is treating homosexuality as something taboo?
THe mere fact that people attack those for openly speculating on someone's private life yet ONLY when it refers to homosexuality is a clear indication of a taboo.

Sorry to labour the point but one of the very first posts in the thread speculated he was heterosexual and was ignored. You can't say that homosexuality isn't a taboo when the only reaction is caused by those who suggest he might be gay.

In fact, I didn't even suggest he might be gay, I said I'd be surprised if he wasn't. Someone else stated their belief that his sexuality is 'confirmed'. But because the indication was that he was straight - nobody paid any attention.

A post made suggesting someone would be surprised if he wasn't gay (by comparison if milder insinuation) is pulled apart by people denying that the subject is 'taboo'.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:57
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No-one has 'speculated' that he might be straight. Someone said "No he has a girlfriend" - I think given that it's a pretty safe bet to say he is straight.
But what the hell are you wanting people to say - "omg just because he has a girlfriend doesn't mean he isn't gay!!" ??? Get real.
If you're not even going to be bothered to read the post that's your own problem.


No I think he has a girlfriend.

'No I think....'

isn't speculation?
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:58
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Who really cares as long as he does well in the Olympics
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