LGBT charity condemns media coverage of Chris Mears and Jack Laugher's hug after winning gold


Last night saw a historic win for Britain as Chris Mears and Jack Laugher took home the gold medal in the synchronised springboard diving - something which has never been done before by Team GB.

china teammates and gb teammates hug each other (Wong Maye-E/AP)

But people on social media found some of the media coverage of the momentous occasion left a LOT to be desired by focusing on the hug the divers shared when they found out they'd won.

They took to Twitter to vent their frustrations about the language used - such as telling the young world champs to "steady on" and comparing them to the Chinese bronze medalists who went for "a manly pat on the back". They also thought the pair deserved to celebrate however they pleased.

Homophobic charity Diversity Role Models has condemned the 'perpetuating of the gender stereotypes' in reporting.

And it does seem as though the angle of the coverage has since changed.

updated online news article on the gb winners (Screengrab/DailyMailOnline)

This isn't actually the first time the papers have landed themselves in hot water (excuse the pun) over their coverage of the diving, when Tom Daley's partner Daniel Goodfellow was absent from many of the front pages following the pair's bronze success on Monday.