Conor Collins, UK Artist, Creates Tom Daley Portrait Using Homophobic Tweets

Posted: Updated:

After he came out of the closet last year, Olympic diver Tom Daley fell victim to a massive amount of homophobic backlash, particularly from users on Twitter.

In response, UK artist Conor Collins has created a stunning portrait of Daley made entirely out of the anti-gay tweets directed at the athlete.

Collins also responded to the positive feedback he received from his work, tweeting his thanks the day after the portrait debuted online.

Daley initially came out in early December through a YouTube video, telling the world that he was in a relationship with a man. At the time, he stopped short of using the words "gay" or "bisexual," but went on to tell E! News earlier this month that "I am a gay man now."

Also on HuffPost:

Celebrities Who Have Come Out As LGBT
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Tom Daley's boyfriend Dustin Lance Black furious after college bans him from ...

Tom Daley warned about his sweet tooth by new diving coach

Tom Daley launches diving academy

Get On Top Of Tom Daley And All Wet With Colton Haynes This #Instaweek

Daley shares selfie with Murray after running Mini London Marathon

Tom Daley's a SWINGER! In fact, he's broken swinging records for Goes Global!