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Daily Mail's casual homophobia called out on Twitter

2016-08-18

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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