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Gay Olympian Who Insulted Mike Pence Wishes People Would Stop Associating Him With Pence

Gay Olympian Who Insulted Mike Pence Wishes People Would Stop Associating Him With Pence

“I don’t want my Olympic experience being about Mike Pence”

Gay figure skater Adam Rippon has repeatedly used his time in the spotlight at the Winter Olympics to insult Vice President Mike Pence. Now he is concerned that people are paying more attention to his thoughts on Pence than his skating.

It all began earlier this month when he falsely accused Pence of advocating for gay conversion therapy. USA Today reported:

Openly gay figure skater Adam Rippon declined chance to speak with Vice President Pence

Vice President Pence is set to arrive here soon to lead the official U.S. delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic opening ceremony, a delegation that is making a strong political statement against North Korea’s oppressive regime by including the father of Otto Warmbier, the student who died not long after being held in captivity in North Korea.

But on the afternoon on Jan. 17, Pence had another focus: He was so concerned about the criticism he received from U.S. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon that his staff went to the extraordinary length of asking the U.S. Olympic Committee to set up a conversation between the two – an offer Rippon turned down.

According to two people with knowledge of the situation who were not authorized to speak publicly about it, a member of Pence’s staff requested the conversation with the openly gay Rippon after reading the skater’s derogatory remarks about him in a USA TODAY Sports story that had been published online just an hour earlier.

Rippon, the two people said, declined the invitation…

“You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy? I’m not buying it,” Rippon said.

Then he posed on Instagram with another gay Olympian named Gus Kenworthy. Their caption ended with the line: “Eat your heart out, Pence.”

Now that he’s won a Bronze medal, he wishes people would stop associating him with Mike Pence.

Rebecca Savransky reports at The Hill:

Rippon: ‘I don’t want my Olympic experience being about Mike Pence’

U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon said he doesn’t want his experience at the Winter Olympics to be dominated by Vice President Pence.

During a press conference Tuesday, Rippon — the first openly gay athlete selected to a U.S. Winter Olympic team — said he doesn’t want the attention on his comments on Pence to distract from his teammates.

“I don’t want my Olympic experience being about Mike Pence,” he said, according to CNN.

Too late, pal.

Twitter users didn’t have much sympathy. Via Twitchy:

On a related note, does anyone on the left remember that Obama entered office opposed to gay marriage?

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Without provocation, this jerkwad attacked Pence out of left field. Pence then tried to reach out to him, to which the same jerkwad told Pence to go stuff himself. Everyone who is “associating” him with Pence is doing so because HE did so in a most vulgar manner. Actions have consequences.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

The Friendly Grizzly | February 14, 2018 at 7:17 am

Shut up and skate.

What a self-absorbed little twat. I can’t believe these leftists.

    C. Lashown in reply to cep32101. | February 14, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Just another LGBT self-absorbed ass.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to C. Lashown. | February 14, 2018 at 8:38 am

      I am wondering if he is as dumb as those kneeling football players?

      I am pushing seventy, as a young man my attitude about gay men was that they represented less competition for the young ladies. I saw no reason to fear them, to dislike or to shun them.

      Today, I am sick of their in your face approach. Not because they are gay, rather because many have become increasingly obnoxious.

        Amen to that, JD. As a young man, I didn’t care one way or the other about them. These days, I wish they were back in the closet because I am mighty tired of having my nose rubbed in their deviant behaviour at every juncture, and Being Made To Care.

        my thoughts as well.

        and as to “the first openly gay olympian” – I always figured that when a man chose to cover himself with sparkles and dance on ice in front of a crowd, you could pretty much take that for granted.

          J Motes in reply to Tom Servo. | February 14, 2018 at 10:55 am

          I thought Johnny Weir was the first openly gay figure skater to compete in the Olympics (2006 and 2010). Brian Boitano also counts, but perhaps he was not openly gay at the time he competed.

        The Friendly Grizzly in reply to JusticeDelivered. | February 14, 2018 at 11:25 am

        I’m about 14 months shy of 70. I am homosexual. My take is that people like this skater are nothing but attention queens. Their brand of militancy is far more harmful than anything Mike Pence may think or believe. If given the opportunity, I would like to sit and have coffee with Mr.Pence, and talk about the events of the day. I don’t fear or loathe him at all.

My oldest son is a 17 year old gay teen who is out, open and confident. Though he is not a fan of Pence he would have met with the Vice President and not be a jerk. Rippen has shown more hate, intolerance and vindictiveness then Pence.

Saying that, can we just watch amazing athletes from the world compete and not be inundated by political and cultural issues.

    Edward in reply to natdj. | February 14, 2018 at 8:04 am

    We can, but some activists in sports can’t leave their politics out of their public appearances.

    Paul in reply to natdj. | February 14, 2018 at 8:23 am

    How? The press organizations covering these Olympics are all too happy to politicize every aspect of them. Hell, even most of the advertisers are in on it. So, no, it appears we cannot.

    stevewhitemd in reply to natdj. | February 14, 2018 at 10:31 am

    can we just watch amazing athletes from the world compete and not be inundated by political and cultural issues.

    Yes, but you have to leave the sound off on your TV…

If he wanted to make the Olympics about him he would be throwing quads in his program and getting gold, then we could all talk about him being a great skater. Instead he doesn’t throw the quads, picks a fight with the VP, whines about how that has become what he is known for and now is scared that his actions might be affecting the whole team. Maybe he should have thought about that before making himself into just another gay US figure skater who might not get the job done in getting to the podium. US mens skating needs to man up, gay or not, and start getting physical, skip the artsy fartsy skating and go big on jumps, it is what the judges are rewarding big points for yet we have “guys” who do great artsy programs but fail to get the points and wonder why.

    Sanddog in reply to Winchester. | February 14, 2018 at 10:35 am

    He picked a safe program, skated it well and then waited for his legion of fans to shriek, “discrimination”! when he didn’t get the gold. He knows you don’t get the gold for phoning it in but he also knows he can make it all about him by going after Pence. He’s a good skater but a disgusting individual.

He is no longer a figure skater. He is now the homosexual figure skater who injected his sexuality into sports and insulted the Vice President along the way and who now apparently regrets it. His bad.

Humphrey's Executor | February 14, 2018 at 8:03 am

Maybe now we can get back to the days when people didn’t talk incessantly about their private sex lives.

Conservative Beaner | February 14, 2018 at 8:08 am

Maybe if you would have concentrated on skating instead of VP Pence you would have won a better medal.

    “Zr. Rippon, do you regret your fixation on Vice President of The United State Mike Pence, and did your allowing yourself to get distracted contribute to your failure?”

This is a person who is at the Olympics SOLELY because of his penis and what does with it. The legitimate silver medalist from Nationals should be there, Rippon wasn’t even on the podium at Nationals. The Silver medalist is second alternate to the Olympics. Second. Instead, Rippon and Brown were moved ahead of him. Rippon is an average skater at this level. IF he medals, it will be political and not because of his talent.
As a former competitive skater, this irks me beyond. What are we telling today’s Novice skaters? Hard work doesn’t really pay off, but identity does?

Sad little fool who made his Olympic experience about a gay man who happens to skate instead of about an Olympic skater who happens to be gay. More skating and less talking would have been better pal. Now you reap what you have sown.

Not very gay, is he. A transgender who defines his life experience by a deviant sexual orientation (i.e. mental state).

he falsely accused Pence of advocating for gay conversion therapy

Falsely?! He didn’t accuse him of supporting it now, he accused him of having funded it in the past, which is true. In 2000, when Pence was first running for Congress, he called for federal funding for “those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior”. That is “conversion therapy”, which today is thoroughly discredited; but back in 2000 not as much was known about it as is now, and it was reasonable, especially for a layman, to suppose there might be something in it. And if there were something in it, then it would be very helpful to a lot of people.

Hey dickweed, don’t you get it? You have made yourself a tool of the left wing media, or as Vladimir Lenin fondly put it, you have successfully transformed yourself from medalled Olympian, to useful idiot!

What a drama queen.

The schadenfruede with ironic icing is sweet and goes well with my morning coffee.

He has reinforced all the negative stereotypes of gays. Dumb.

That’s a disreputable interpretation of what Pence wanted. Notice that quote is ‘behavior’, not ‘orientation’. Pence was an advocate for funding groups that encouraged gays to use condoms, avoid IV drug use, and promoted long term monogamous relationships to help slow the spread of HIV/AIDS. There is no evidence that he sought funding for promoting or perform so-called conversion therapy.

his legacy is gay man hates instead of gay man skates

I made the mistake of visiting his twitter feed. “Flamboyant” doesn’t quite describe this little douchebag.

The little minded biggot made his whole experience about Pence.

Let me see if I have this right – He wants special treatment because he’s gay so that he can be treated just like everyone else. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.

I for one was completely shocked to find out that there are gay ice skaters. Next thing you’ll tell me is that my florist is gay.

Paul In Sweden | February 16, 2018 at 6:21 am

Where is Tonya Harding when you need her?