Daily Mail's casual homophobia called out on Twitter


Last week, the Daily Mail published an article criticising two British Olympic divers, Jack Laughter and Chris Mears, for celebrating their gold medal win with a hug saying 'Steady on chaps', before contrasting it with the Chinese team's "manly" pat on the back.

However, yesterday, the paper published a headline story featuring Team GB's gold medal-winning couple Jason Kenny and Laura Trott, showing the pair locking lips and proudly proclaiming it a 'Golden Kiss'.

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Lots of people have taken to social media, comparing the two headlines and pointing out the casual homophobia that is quite clearly still around today.

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