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Newspaper Claims Two Male Olympians Hugging Is Unmanly; Internet Goes Bananas

by Derek de Koff August 11, 2016

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“Steady on chaps! Britain’s victorious synchronized divers hug for joy after winning gold – while China’s bronze medalists settle for a manly pat on the back.”

Related: Everyone’s Pissed At This Straight Journalist Who Used Grindr To Out Gay Athletes In Rio

So reads a recent caption in the UK’s Daily Mail, clearly inferring that the hug shared between synchronized divers Jack Laugher and  Chris Mears — who scored gold for Team GB with a 3-meter synchronized dive — was effete, wimpy; not the stuff that makes a man.

Needless to say, this was more than enough to (rightly) send social media over the edge:

Related: Watch: Ad Championing Transgender Athlete Chris Mosier Drops During Olympics

h/t: Towleroad




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