It turns out that in 2018, a lot of people still aren’t happy about two men having a baby together.
Yesterday, Valentine’s Day, Olympic diver Tom Daley and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black announced they are having their first child. The married couple, aged 23 and 43, are believed to be having the child via surrogate, posting a selfie with an ultrasound scan to Instagram.
But plenty of people on social media are furious with the news, criticizing the men and claiming gay people shouldn’t have children.
One commenter wrote: “Someone has to stop this. One day your day will come. Leave innocent children out of it. By the way, who out of you two gay guys is carrying the child? Disgusting.”
Another added: “I’m sorry but I do not agree with same sex marriage couples having kids it ain’t normal a child should be born a man and women [sic] relationship end of they need there heads dipping into ice cold water”.
The pair had announced the news on Instagram, sharing a picture of themselves with an ultrasound scan.
Daley wrote: “HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!”, followed by an emoji of two men and a child.
Black added: “A very happy #ValentinesDay from ours to yours.”
The celebrity couple got married in May 2017, and recently sold their London penthouse flat, presumably to make way for a new family home.
In a recent interview, Daley had hinted that he and Black plan to start a family. He said: “It’s not a question of ‘if’, just ‘when’. I’ve always said I’ll keep diving as long as my body lets me. But the beauty of being an athlete is you retire young and you’ve got your whole life ahead of you. Once I’ve finished with diving, there are going to be other avenues I’d like to explore. Family has always been a massive thing.”