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Gay Olympic diver calls journalist ‘f…ing gay c…’

A gay Olympic diver has called a journalist a ‘fucking gay cunt’ today (7 May).

Matthew Mitcham, a gold medallist at the 2008 Olympics, hit out at an Australian Daily Telegraph columnist for an article she wrote defending homophobia.

In the piece, Miranda Devine criticizes the National Rugby League for punishing a 19-year-old Wests Tigers player with a two-week ban for using an anti-gay slur.

She claims the phrase he used, ‘fucking gay cunt’, was not homophobic and the league was paying ‘obeisance to homo-fascism’.

Devine said: ‘There was no problem with the players trying to punch each other. No problem with the foul language. No problem with the sexist c-word.

‘But woe betide the player who offends the gods of homosexuality.

‘Let’s get one thing straight. “Gay” no longer just means “homosexual”. The word has changed meaning over the last decade. Young people use “gay” to mean lame, or dumb or stupid, as in: “That’s so gay”.’

She concluded: ‘What might have started as a noble cause to prevent vilification of homosexuals is in danger of backfiring.

‘If punishing an innocent man is supposed to promote tolerance, someone at NRL headquarters is on drugs.’

In response to the article, Mitcham said: ‘Miranda Devine is a "f…ing gay c…" & I can say that b/c it’s neither homophobic nor sexist, according to her.’

Many of the comments on Devine’s article called her out for being inflammatory and offensive.

‘You are delusional if you don’t think what he said is homophobic,’ one said.