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'.
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.
Daily Mail clears up the issue of 'acceptable' Olympic celebrations pic.twitter.com/4bIClQmSuK— Alastair Jamieson (@alastairjam) August 17, 2016
Dear Straight People. This is what we mean by casual homophobia. You might not see it, but we certainly do. pic.twitter.com/XRUPBN9Ga3 — IncrediblyRich (@IncrediblyRich) August 17, 2016
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@alastairjam So glad I know what's allowed now. Thank you Daily Mail— John Diviney (@johndiviney) August 17, 2016