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.
— Conor Collins (@conartworks) April 17, 2014
Thank you for all your overwhelming responses to my portrait of @TomDaley1994 ! It means a tremendous amount!
— Conor Collins (@conartworks) April 18, 2014
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."
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