TOM Daleys sexuality is not a particularly big deal for society or diving, Clare Baldings gran has confirmed.
As the media sought frantically to convince you this was the 1950s, Clare Baldings gran dismissed the coverage of the Olympic heros coming out as the ‘inevitable result of newspapers that are lacking in self-confidence and hopelessly disconnected from their readers’.
Clare Baldings gran said: “Commentators have an insatiable, almost childish desire for attention.
“This manifests itself in acres of over-wrought, continually self-justifying prose, as they try so desperately hard to make everything seem important.
“We each retain the basic human right to decide what is and is not significant to us, as individuals.
“We must not allow ourselves to be oppressed by the dictatorship of manufactured opinion.”
Clare Baldings gran added: “Yes, I told Clare that I thought her relationship with Alice Arnold was disgusting, but she stormed off before I had the chance to explain.
“The truth is, I just dont like Alice Arnold. When I hear her voice it makes me think of Radio Four and I loathe Radio Four.
“Self-satisfied, middle-class garbage.”