JK Rowling claps back at Tom Daley’s homophobic haters


JK Rowling and Tom Daley

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has used her Twitter to shut down homophobic abuse aimed at Olympic diver Tom Daley.

Poor Tom failed to qualify for the final of the 10m platform dive in Rio over the weekend.

The 22-year-old previously scooped a bronze medal for the synchronised event, but broke down in tears when he realised his own Olympic dreams were out of reach for another four years.

“It’s really hard to accept. I’ve worked so hard,” Tom told the BBC.

“Yesterday I scored the highest score ever in an Olympic Games. Today it wasn’t meant to be. That’s what diving does sometimes.”

But then cruel online trolls from a UK group called Christian Voice took to their Twitter to post a vicious homophobic tweet.

JK Rowling, who is very active on the social media platform, wasn’t having it and jumped to Tom’s defence by quoting the tweet and responding: “Can’t decide which is more offensive in this tweet, the stupidity or the spite.”

More of Tom’s fans also jumped in to support Tom against the trolls.

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