Rippon's Tweet Deserves the Gold
Olympic medal winner Adam Rippon just smacked down his haters and critics on Twitter in a perfectly balanced response.
Rippon, even before the 2018 Winter Olympics began, became a lightning rod for anti-LGBT conservatives when he called out Vice President Mike Pence for his previous support of anti-gay conversion therapy.
That was a two-week story that transferred over to fellow Olympic athlete Gus Kenworthy, who also said he was not interested in sitting down with the Vice President to discuss LGBT issues, at least not during the Olympic Games.
Clearly, Rippon has drawn a tremendous amount of hate from Trump supporters, the religious right, conservatives, and the anti-gay media.
And he doesn't care.
Tuesday morning Rippon posted this brilliant tweet:
To all those who tweet at me saying that they “hope I fail”, I have failed many times many times in my life. But more importantly, I’ve learned from every setback, proudly own up to my mistakes, grown from disappointments, and now I’m a glamazon bitch ready for the runway.— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) February 13, 2018
These responses were pretty awesome too:
Anyone hoping you fail is 💩. Keep excelling and making Team 🇺🇸 proud!— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 13, 2018
Be the glamazon bitch you wish to see in the world. https://t.co/pVp1XEu6wU— Laura M. Browning (@ellembee) February 13, 2018
I thought this was gonna just be some corny inspirational tweet and then he drops “Glamazon Bitch” on everyone’s head. This dude is a fucking rockstar 💁🏼♀️💁🏼♀️💁🏼♀️ https://t.co/fJfIE4lBsU— KFC (@KFCBarstool) February 13, 2018
Please @ me when the "Glamazon bitch ready for the runway" t-shirts are available. https://t.co/WZKZqrWnG2— (((Ron Lieber))) (@ronlieber) February 13, 2018