The abuse suffered by Olympic diver Tom Daley after he revealed he was in a relationship with a man is evidence of how bad cyberbullying can get, an MP said.
Tory Stuart Andrew (Pudsey) read out Twitter comments to the 19-year-old's account after he came out in a YouTube video as an example of the online bullying children and teenagers can face.
Speaking during a debate on cyber-bullying, Mr Andrew told the Commons: "There was one, I'm not even going to repeat some of the language as it is pretty horrific. One person is saying he is no longer a fan of Tom Daley because of the choice, as they call it, he has made.
"And one saying 'I'm now so ashamed of my country."
Mr Andrew added: "The point that I am trying to make is that if we don't stand up as individuals, if we don't go forward, then how can we expect people who are being victimised in their schools and work-places to do so. We do need to change the attitude so that we can then change the culture."
"We do need to change the attitude so that we can then change the culture.
Tom Daley said it was "love at first sight" when he met his partner, in his first interview since revealing he is in a gay relationship.
Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed in an online video that he is in a relationship with a man.