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UK Artist Turns Homophobic Slurs Aimed At Tom Daley Into A Piece of Art

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Updated 04/21/2014 4:07pm
UK Artist Turns Homophobic Slurs Aimed At Tom Daley Into A Piece of Art
Media Courtesy of Conor Collins

Benjamin Spence

Staff Writer @BenSuspender

Talk about turning something bad into something GREAT… When Tom Daley came out via YouTube last December, the Twittersphere dove into frenzy. Whilst support and praise came in abundance for the 19-year-old Olympian, the trolls just had to have their say too. Here are some examples of the homophobic slurs Tom received: “I can’t believe Tom Daley is gay I’m not a fan of his anymore! he’s going to hell it’s Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.” - @DrugFeud “Tom Daley is gay I am now ashamed of my country ew we can't have a bloody fag representing us” - @alItomyself “Tom Daley gay ? Nee shit Sherlock had more cock ends than week ends that little mincer” - @Framie88 Conor Collins, a UK-based artist, has turned the Twitter abuse aimed at Tom into a piece of art. Posting the painting on Twitter he said:
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Posing in front of the Union Jack flag, the painting shows off Tom’s abs of steel, which we’re more used to seeing than him in actual clothes. Speaking on his website Collins says, “From a young age I have been fascinated by the power of images.” Tom, who came out as bisexual on his YouTube channel, appeared on Keith Lemon’s Celebrity Juice earlier this month and revealed that he is “a gay man now”. We wonder if he wants a copy of Collins' painting for the Daley-Lance-Black household? Touched by the splash of media coverage the painting has received, Collins tweeted:
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