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The Sun columnist: Other sportspeople ‘won’t dive in’ to follow Tom Daley’s example of coming out

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  1. I respect everybody has an opinion, but can somebody not shoot this stupid cow

    1. I’d contribute to ‘Hit’ fund – how much does it cost to get rid of a waste of air?

  2. Mike Dalgarno 6 Dec 2013, 5:42pm

    There is a mass sense of irony in her article. “irritating twerp” and “popularity seeking minor-celebs”

    Sure she wasn’t looking in the mirror and got herself confused and who she was talking about!!!

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 6 Dec 2013, 6:04pm

      She’s too stupid to realise it. Calling someone an ‘irritating twerp’ sends a message to bullies, in fact she enables them by using such language. I only hope her own kids aren’t on the receiving end when they’re in school. What will she call them then? Karma can be a bitch at times. She may yet reap what she sows.

    2. Walker Moore 9 Dec 2013, 2:19am

      Yep. I noticed that. Lots of psychological projection in there.

  3. What an utterly vile woman. This hideous witch needs knocking off her pedestal. Urgently.

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 6 Dec 2013, 5:49pm

    What can you expect from someone who makes a living off of yellow journalism? That she equates synchronised diving with ballet tells you just how thick she is. A little bit of veiled homophobia there too. Stupid bint!

  5. She is a twerp unlike Tom and to claim it’s his fault for being bullied is vile but she is a vile cretin

  6. Aidrian G 6 Dec 2013, 6:02pm

    Isn’t this minor journalist trying to boost her own profile by making these statements. maybe she should give up

  7. BlokeToys 6 Dec 2013, 6:02pm

    So, one of the predictable sh*t-slinging tabloid trash in this country is at it again, desperate for attention no matter what it is about.

    It’s really rather embarrassing that this woman is so obviously starved of attention that she has to make useless noise like this, and I fully expect her to write some bullsh*t piece about Mandela next – whatever it takes to get some tweets, right?

  8. What an awful woman – I had not heard of her before. So it was Daley’s PR people who massaged his image? This woman should fire her PR people because they are obviously making her out to be very unpleasant.

    And she implies that ballet is somehow always a gay thing! Which country has the most famous ballet? Russia. Definitely all gay over there.

    Stupid “popularity seeking celeb” (Z list)

    1. And Cuba (ballet, I mean) – such a gay-friendly culture, as we all know …

  9. An “outspoken” columnist for the Sun – isn’t that more or less the same thing as a troll? Best treated the same way: ignored.

  10. What a vile Woman. Who is she? Never heard of her. Forgotten about her already.

  11. Tim Hanafin 6 Dec 2013, 6:30pm

    The irony is exquisite. A minor Z-list celeb turned hack, desperate for attention, she exemplifies why I haven’t bought a tabloid paper since the hateful anti gay campaigns of the 1980s. She really needs a good slap.

  12. Ah, yes, The Sun.

    The paper that brought you “The Truth” about the Hillsborough disaster. Not.

    Little seems to have changed since then.

  13. And some people won’t make it as journalists…. at least she doesn’t need to come out at the stupid bitch that she is!

  14. Katie Hopkins – the greatest living argument for Mercy Killing!!!

  15. Dave North 6 Dec 2013, 9:27pm

    This is the silly cow who blurted that Scots life expectancy joke, just after the Glasgow helicopter crash and found herself fired from the “This Morning” show.

    She seems to be going for the “shock jock” cr@p, however she will quickly find what remains of her “career” curtailed very quickly.

  16. Another silly brainless bitch bitching around! At 19, Tom is already what she’ll never ever be: a professional in his field, a well-liked human being, plainly a human being, an honest-decent human being. Let Tom and his boyfriend be, you ugly cow.

    There, I said it even if I had taken solemn vows to not insult anyone.

  17. I would truly like to think that every time this awful woman opens her ghastly, thoughtless gob another door is going to slam in her face.

  18. I would be organising some direct demonstration at News UK (or whatever Murdoch’s empire is called now) to get the message through. I urge people who encounter her to tell her what they think of her – she needs to hear this as often and as bluntly as possible, and she needs to be ejected from the media business. In short, until she leaves her profession, this thick woman’s life needs to be made a misery.

  19. All these comments on here need to remember she is a wind up merchant. Calling her and saying what an awful person she is ( & she is a pain) Only feeds the dreadful troll. She full well understands about honesty and decency and she knows the more she pulls the controversial line she will get publicity and a weird form fame. Pink News ignore the attention seeker and send her back to obscurity…..

  20. Mark in Halifax 6 Dec 2013, 11:46pm

    ……..and with yet another load of word vomit from this (sadly) all-too-visible nobody, she moves slightly to the right of Vlad the Impaler’s politics

  21. Keith Farrell 7 Dec 2013, 12:04am

    Seems like this old hag is so worried about his sex life. Well he is a lot better looking than her, the ugly bitch

  22. Is it true you have to have a certificate of illiteracy, to work for and to read The Sun !!

  23. “If I was a footballer, I’m not sure I would be that excited about telling everyone I was gay.”

    I hope she doesn’t go round telling people that she’s a journalist either.

  24. Love PN’s photographic juxtaposition of Beauty (Tom) and the Beast (Hopkins)

  25. Her gynecologist probably calls her ‘sir’.

    1. Lancswitch 8 Dec 2013, 11:42am

      Her gynaecologist probably calls her “IT”

  26. That There Other David 7 Dec 2013, 11:06am

    Erm….Katie who?

  27. u know what…i love this woman…she sews the seeds for her own distruction every time she opens her vile little mouth! the biggest hypocrite to ever walk this earth! give her enough rope and she always hangs herself! please just go away now!

  28. Christopher in Canada 7 Dec 2013, 1:52pm

    May she end up sharing her existence with a str8 man.

    1. Why would you wish this woman even on your worst enemy?

  29. Cary A Bailey 7 Dec 2013, 2:19pm

    This woman is not scary; she is a pathetic excuse for a human being. What would be scary is her having followers. Hopefully even the most homophobic people can see what she is?

  30. For a slightly different topic but the woman is still vile. Petition to get her off itv channel 5 and the sun

  31. This story was worth a fortune to any journo who managed to break it as an ‘exclusive’. No wonder they’re distraught at the loss in potential sales.

  32. Following the runaway success of Heinrich Himmler’s ‘A Perspective On Jewish Culture’, we now bring you ‘A Sun Columnist’s Meditations On Coming Out’.

  33. James Campbell 7 Dec 2013, 7:56pm

    So, not only is she an authority on the Scottish mortality figures, but now she knows all there is to know about high diving? For Christmas I would like the opportunity to take this air-head up to the high board from where Tom Daley dives with nothing other than the water and his tremendous skill to keep him from serious injury. Once up there I would give her two choices … dive or be pushed. On a more serious note I am sick and tired of the stereotyped way in which gay men and lesbians are characterised .

  34. This is what you get when you mix a private education with a personality disorder…yuck!

  35. Lancswitch 8 Dec 2013, 11:41am

    Well if this is what she has to do for attention perhaps she should stay home and try home-making and leave journalism to the real journalists

  36. Lancswitch 8 Dec 2013, 11:44am

    Then again credit where due, she has come out of the “Pratt” closet

  37. Yes, well, in 2016, the ‘irritating twerp’ will likely be at the Rio Olympics going for gold on a crest of endorsements and support. Hopkins, if she is even still in the public eye, will be that national joke who gets attention for piping up now and again with cartoonishly catty remarks and nonsense about ‘knitted muesli yogurt’. Perhaps she could become a Splash! contestant if the Celebrity Big Brother invitations get wearisome.

    1. i.e Splash! It would not surprise me if that is what she is hankering after. She will do anything for publicity & she is an attention seeker.

  38. This “minor celebrity” was an Olympic gold winner at 18. He achieved that while coping with the death of his father and A levels — the Chinese are taken out of school and train eight hours a day. Tom was the British, Commonwealth, and European champion before the age of 14.

    The high board is the height of two double decker buses and then a single decker bus. Most “macho” footballers would be blubbering wrecks just standing on it. Tom does a hand stand right near the edge! Any mistake, and you can seriously injure yourself. You also need to be in perfect physical shape and have very strong arms and legs. That’s even before diving.

    Let’s face it, footballers live in a laddish world of cowardly conformism. They don’t have the balls to do what Tom has done.

  39. One need only look up the entry on her in Wiki:

  40. Andrew Dobbin 8 Dec 2013, 10:06pm

    “popularity seeking minor-celebs”,?

    What would you call her? Well, I can think of several things being an ex-English teacher

  41. NickDavisGB 9 Dec 2013, 3:01pm

    Click Bait.

  42. and of course just like anyone that bashes MADONNA…just to have their name attached in the press to her and get noticed…since Tom is the hot topic now…of course this brain dead baboon wants to attach her name to his …just to get people to follow her stories…the nerve of some people!

  43. Although this vile woman annoys me as much as anyone, I think she does have a point that it would be much harder for a footballer to come out.

    Think about it, the response to Daley’s coming out has been almost universally positive beyond a few internet trolls (even Katie Hopkins said ”I wish Tom all the best and it is great he is happy”).

    But an out and proud footballer would have to deal with taunts and homophobic chants during matches, and they’d lose much of their fanbase, whilst jeopardizing their career. Personally I don’t think I could deal with that, I find it hard enough being called faggot every other day….

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