Skip to comments.Gay US Olympians dig in on feud with vice president: 'Eat your heart out, Pence'
Posted on 02/09/2018 7:15:30 PM PST by Ennis85
The first two openly gay male U.S. winter Olympians are doubling down on their feud with Vice President Pence over his record on LGBTQ rights.
Freeskier Gus Kenworthy posted a photo on Instagram of himself and figure skater Adam Rippon with a caption that calls out Pence, who is leading the U.S. delegation to the 2018 Olympics, by name. Rippon was named to the U.S. Olympic team first, making history as the first openly gay man to represent the country in the Winter Olympics. Kenworthy was named to the team a few weeks later.
The Opening Ceremony is a wrap and the 2018 Winter Olympic Gaymes are officially under way! Kenworthy wrote. I feel incredibly honored to be here in Korea competing for the US and I'm so proud to be representing the LGBTQ community alongside this amazing guy! Eat your heart out, Pence.
He also used the hashtag TeamUSGay, adding American flag and Pride flag emojis.
Kenworthy earlier in February called Pence a strange choice and a bad fit to lead the U.S. delegation to the Olympics.
To have somebody leading the delegation thats directly attacked the LGBTQ community, and a Cabinet in general that just sort of stands against us and has tried to do things to set us back, it just seems like a bad fit, Kenworthy said. Rippon has been outspoken about his views on Pence and President Trump, saying in an interview earlier this year that he would decline an invitation to the White House because he doesnt think he would be welcome as a gay athlete.
I dont think the current administration represents the values that I was taught growing up, Rippon said. Mike Pence doesnt really stand for anything that I believe in.
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I pretty much hate the Olympics, and I have for a couple of decades now.
“Eat your hearts out,perverts...I’m the Vice President of the United States!”
These two fudge packers need to meander over to the Russian athlete’s village for a visit. I am sure Putin has a greeting just for them.
As an American, I hope he comes in last place.
Who will be the first to take a knee when receiving a medal?
Crap like this and the coin-toss racist is why I refuse to watch any of the games this year
So, unless you agree with how they have sex, you can't have anything to do with the Olympics.
Okay. I don't agree with them, so I won't have anything to do with the Olympics, either. I won't watch it. Hope NBC's ratings tank.
These disrespectful team members should be immediately removed from the team. Now. I’m not sure how much taxpayer money is spent directly or indirectly on the Olympics, but I don’t think it is too much to ask that the athletes show respect for the U.S.
Promoting disunity while marching in.
What a jerk.
And I’m a former Winter Olympic Athlete.
Yeah... This will blow back on the Olympics
If the Veep really had it in for Gays, they’d have been somehow banned or blackballed or prevented from participating. Leave it to self important immature children to feel “attacked” by the differing opinions of others.
Its been a political and politically correct commercial fest since 1984
Worse than the nfl!
faggits say ‘Eat your heart out, Pence’
you can’t make this stuff up.
I agree. There is way too much schmalz and so-called human interest stuff. Many of the events are totally subjective in the scoring or aren’t real sports. It’s a big yawner.
This U.S. Olympic team is a frikin embarrassment.
The world was so much better off when the pickle sniffers played Hide the Salami, Reach Around, and Glory Hole in the closet.
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