‘Glamazon Bitch’ Adam Rippon (Thankfully) Isn’t Affected by Hateful Tweets

Unless you’ve been buried under a massive Pyeongchang snow drift, you’ve heard something about Adam Rippon’s gorgeous, underrated, history-making (he’s the first openly gay U.S. athlete at the winter Olympics) performance this past Sunday night, the one that helped Team USA win a Bronze medal for figure skating. And if you somehow missed it, you really need to watch right now; I promise you’ll be glad you did.

Rippon has also been in the news for speaking his mind on a number of topics, including the appointment of Vice President, Mike Pence to lead the U.S. Olympic delegation, saying “You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy? I’m not buying it.”

Adam went on to say he’d not go out of his way to meet Pence, “…somebody who I felt has gone out of their way to not only show that they aren’t a friend of a gay person but that they think that they’re sick.”

And that’s just the tip of his fabulous iceberg; Rippon’s Twitter page is a wealth of witticisms and wonderfully funny, snarky, often self-deprecating quips, drawing glee and ire alike from the crowds.

His sense of humor is clearly as important as determination in getting Adam through anything and everything, and we’re thankful for his openness and his pride.

Unfortunately, as he mentions, there are still those with hate-filled hearts who inexplicably find it necessary to wish him unwell, but this particular hero knows just how to handle that nonsense … with honesty, humility and as always, the perfect dash of finesse.

Darling, you clearly are the champion, and we love to watch you shine like a diamond. We wish Adam the best in his upcoming skates Friday, February 16th and Saturday, February 17th.

 

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over eight years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • Gabs

    He’s such a fucking delight.