Rio Olympics: NBC slammed on Twitter for ignoring Tom Daley, Dustin Lance Black relationship

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NBC's coverage of the Rio Olympics came under more fire on Twitter Tuesday after commentators failed to point out or even acknowledge the relationship between British diver Tom Daley and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black during the men's diving competition on Monday.

Twitter users were quick to point out that NBC was usually overly keen to push human interest stories during the Games but seemingly failed to acknowledge the relationship between Daley and his fiance Black even after the cameras lingered on the former's entourage during the competition.

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The Slate and The Advocate both took NBC to task for its failure to mention the Black-Daley relationship linking it to other gaffes and missteps by the broadcaster. A spokesperson for NBC played down the controversy and told The Advocate, "With more than 11,000 athletes at the Games, it isn't always possible to identify every competitor's significant other, regardless of their sexual orientation."

Black, who won an Oscar for Milk, has been ever present by Daley's side in and out of competition in Rio and took to Twitter to congratulate his partner on his bronze medal.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black attend the Pride of Britain awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on September 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black attend the Pride of Britain awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on September 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Tom Daley (L) and Dustin Lance Black attend the Kinky Boots after party on opening night at The Grand Connaught Rooms on September 15, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Kinky Boots)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Tom Daley (L) and Dustin Lance Black attend the Kinky Boots opening night at Adelphi Theatre on September 15, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Kinky Boots)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black attend the press night of 'Photograph 51' at Noel Coward Theatre on September 14, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Dustin Lance Black (L) and Tom Daley attend the 'Photograph 51' press night after party at the The National Cafe on September 14, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Tom Daley (L) and Dustin Lance Black attend the press night performance of 'Photograph 51' at the Noel Coward Theatre on September 14, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley attend as the Dallas Cowboys play the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL match at Wembley Stadium on November 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
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