Gay Olympian Gus Kenworthy Slams Mike Pence As A “Bad Fit” To Lead the US Olympic Delegation [VIDEO]

The Hill reports:

Freeskier Gus Kenworthy, one of the first two openly gay male athletes to represent the U.S. at the Winter Olympics, told Ellen Degeneres that he things Vice President Mike Pence is a “bad fit” to lead the U.S. delegation to Pyeongchang, South Korea this month.

Kenworthy’s comments echoed those of figure skater Adam Rippon, who has harshly criticized Pence and the Trump administration in general over their treatment of LGBTQ rights. Rippon, who is openly gay, was named to the Olympic team just weeks before Kenworthy.

“[Pence] seems like such a strange choice,” Kenworthy said. “To have somebody leading the delegation that’s 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.”

RELATED: Ivanka Trump will lead the presidential delegation, which is a separate thing.

  • Lazycrockett

    “He should just shut up and compete!” Screams red state america.

    • Ninja0980

      LGBT folks are being treated worse elsewhere so we’re not allowed to address injustices here!

      • 2patricius2

        That’s the party line. “Be good little boys and be grateful we don’t execute you like they do in ……. “

        • geoffalnutt

          Russia…our current homeland. :/

  • bkmn

    Go Gus, stand up to the petty asshole.

  • Blake J Butler
    • Lazycrockett

      Lord is he still trying for his 15 minutes?

      • Rambie

        he’s too old for the twink porn these days

        • Blake J Butler

          He dabbled with regular porn and a few sessions in fetish porn.

          • Rambie

            I wasnt impressed.

      • Blake J Butler

        He does have things worth saying and listening to, more than some looking for their fifteen minutes. And those whose minutes should have expired.

    • Ninja0980

      His 15 minutes ended a long time ago.

    • greenmanTN

      I don’t like his affectations but what he’s saying about racism is spot on.

      Fun fact: I don’t know if he still lives here, but Chris Crocker grew up in the same small East TN town I grew up in and live in now. It was once named in a magazine as one of the top ten best places to live for conservatives, which is probably why there are a lot of really pissed off liberals here as well. You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a church, and if Elvis doesn’t stop shitting NEXT TO the litter box I’m going to be able to test that theory real soon!

      • Rambie

        I have relatives in Grey TN, never been there myself though we’d meet at family reunions

        • greenmanTN

          Very close by. That’s where the county fair is held. I came home from the county fair with a pet chicken once (I went with a friend’s family) and my parents were not thrilled. Cheeper had an “accident” and died when I was staying overnight with my grandmother. It was murder!

      • Bomer

        Mine are really good about using the litter box. I just wish they would keep the litter in the box instead of turning the bathroom in to a gravel pit.

        • greenmanTN

          WTF, are you trying to dig to CHINA?!

          • Bomer

            So, you’ve heard me yelling at them.

      • Cattleya1

        He is upset about something. Mine when Iams changed the formula of his favorite kibble.

        • greenmanTN

          Im not sure. I think he just likes a pristine litter box (“all for ME?!”) but that would require me to scoop it about 10 times a day and I’m not doing that. So basically I’m having a contest of wills with a frigging cat. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ce73a53b6c02e6d92525c9a38dd6bf4cc364cbd1a02bab3432f492e20d905f60.jpg

          • Cattleya1

            It is utterly and totally disgusting, but I gave up years ago, trying to keep my dogs out of the cat pan. They consider it the hors d’oeuvres tray. The upshot is I only have to change the litter every 2 weeks.

          • greenmanTN

            My sister’dog: “Fresh bon-bons all for ME.?” 🤢

  • Friday

    Pence is a bad fit for anything involving power, authority, or pretending to be a loyal American.

  • OdieDenCO

    Aside: bragging rights – 33 members of the US Olympic team are from Colorado. the largest group from any state. GO Team USA!

  • Boreal

    Pence is a kunt.

    • JackFknTwist

      Yes, a fascist, evangelical, malevolent c unt.

  • ChrisInKansas

    Will Trump scream “Treason!”?

    And on a completely shallow note, fuck, he’s gorgeous.

    • AmeriCanadian

      Yes he is. And he looks good in pink too. Wonder if that’s a subliminal message. 😉

  • Kevin Andrews
    • Uncle Mark

      I thought the outbreak was coupled with his decision to cut funding for a clean needle-replacement program

      • popebuck1

        That too. Pence refused to sign off on a needle exchange program for months, until the public outcry finally made him (grudgingly) approve a short-term trial. I believe it got quietly renewed after the trial period expired.

    • Vista-Cruiser

      Those were pretty much the results that Pence wanted.

  • Achilles Tsakiridis

    I just wanna PINCH him !!!!!

  • bkmn

    FYI – Gus is quite generous at showing off his ass on Instagram.

  • Blake J Butler
  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
    • Ninja0980

      Nice bod but the owl tattoo..bleh.

      • Boreal

        Yeah I’m not a fan of tattoos myself.

        • MT YVR

          Yay! Outta da way! (shove) 😛

          • Boreal

            Knock yerself out. My husband wouldn’t be too happy with me anyway dating someone else.

          • Ninja0980

            Same here.

          • Gregory B

            Husbands are funny that way.

        • DrRobY

          Some tattoos work; this one clearly does not.

          • Boreal

            Just my own personal tastes: piercings and tattoos don’t do it for me.

          • Mark

            Same here…. I don’t care how good looking someone is. If they’re inked, next….

          • Butch

            I love ink, which is a good thing since I have 14 myself. But enough about me; I saw this interview yesterday. He seems like a genuinely nice guy. I just don’t get Ellen pretending to ogle the bruise picture.

          • Boreal

            He is a nice guy and a good role model for the Olympics, etc.

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            Two molecular structure tattoos here, one on my left pec and one on my upper right back. I love them both. I still want to get two more: another class of molecules, and a small black kitty.

            For me, it really depends on the guy and the tattoo. For example, Justin Beebs is not a bad looking guy, but his tattoos are so tacky.

            (Also, my ears are pierced and I wear gold piratey hoop earrings about the circumference of my upper index finger.)

          • MT YVR

            I’ve got… over 40 hours worth? I’ve no idea how to break down what I have. Full arms, shoulder, back of neck to middle of back, front left stomach/chest… ? And so on.

            I get the aversion as for taste in people but I’m always somewhat floored by the immediate and visceral responses that go well beyond that. The “no interest, no use, next” stuff is incredible to me. When we’re talking about who we’d bang, sure, but often this kind of thing goes well beyond it and I’ll never understand why what I do with my body is so important to other people.

          • DrRobY

            But on the flip side, I see guys throwing themselves at guys that are tattooed.

          • MT YVR

            And gods bless em for that. 😛

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            Agree, for the most part, but then again, we all have our weird tastes that are deal breakers. For example, I have a strong preference for uncut, but it’s not a deal breaker. However, I have a thing for big noses: bigger is better (I had a crush on a guy in my early 20s that everyone called Toucan Sam), and if you have a small nose, I don’t know my sex drive can overlook that.

            I am intrigued about your tattoos. We have to get back to emailing :-). It’s just been a really hectic couple weeks here trying to meet some deadlines for work and visa renewal, so I haven’t been online nearly as much.

          • MT YVR

            Oh I have no issue with that kind of thing. Like I said… I don’t care if you’ve got a flavour that turns you on and one that turns you off.

            However.

            It’s interesting to me how these discussions – around tattoos – careen off almost every time into this whole thing about The Worth Of Guys With Tattoos. It’s kinda weird, honestly. You don’t wanna fuck one, ok. Good for you. You think they’re horrible and no one should touch them and… wait, what the hell?

            It’s just so weird how invested we are in other peoples’ choices.

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            Agree. And if you have an aversion to tattoos in particular, it’s sort of weird, because it’s gotten to the point where a very substantial minority of the population have them: 21% of Americans according to online statistics.

          • MT YVR

            I’m still pissed about that. When I first started next to no one had large tattoos… now EVERYONE has sleeves. Son of a…

            Though, admittedly, Vancouver IS a bit of a special case. Whenever I travel I find myself at some point looking around and thinking “oh… right… not everyone has them”. 😛

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            They also seem very common amongst chefs. I watch a lot of competitive cooking shows (trashy pleasure), and so many of the ones in their 20s and 30s have full sleeves.

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            BTW, liking that new avatar!

          • MT YVR

            It’s from the trip to Europe in October. That was on the train into London. I was so zonked out… that’s the peaceful look you see. Braindead. Not Zen. 😛

          • DrRobY

            “It’s just so weird how invested we are in other peoples’ choices.”

            This is why I typically refrain from commenting on them (in a less public context than this very public forum).

          • MT YVR

            lol I’m just musin, is all. Like I said : that’s cute, that’s not cute doesn’t bother me. People have their turn ons. And who cares? I come here to be among people who enjoy liking the things they like.

            It’s when it moves past that and becomes about the worth of the person? I always get bemused. But…really, it happens so often I’m not really pissed or anything just… once in a while I’ll mention it, like today. (shrug) It’s not gonna change and people are gonna people. So whatever.

            Worst comes to worst, I just close the tab and stop reading the comments. Ta daaaa! All fixed.

          • Lars Littlefield

            I blame it on the Puritans. That, and not having spent enough time at traveling carnivals during one’s formative years. Sigh, the stories and memories I’m lucky enough to have. 🙂

          • UrsusArctos 🐻

            For most people, if they’re honest, tattoos on others are subjective, personal, and about objectification. Nothing wrong with objectification we all do it in degrees. Attraction/repulsion is weird that way. It steps out of bounds to me when those inner conversations go public in order to let someone who doesn’t fit YOUR ideas of taste “know” how you think X is wrong for THEM.
            I’ve lusted after/been nailed by/pleased tattooed/pierced/modified guys and seen the same/similar things on others that made me do an internal WTF/no way. It seems it’s the guy more than the ink or anything else.
            Then there’s the tattoos I consider questionable that mean something to the person with the ink, which is when I keep the inside voices inside. ;D

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            People who have long lists of “nope nope nopes” remind me of this:
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/721bc1e43663a7ab71122b1ab3a23527c4948be61a682a51314d57658dd6d8b7.jpg

          • Lars Littlefield

            Hah!. That’s wonderful!

          • JCF

            Lovely.

          • Lars Littlefield

            Stop it. You’re making me horny. 🙂

          • BJORN RAGNVALDR

            If I said I loved your inked body, would you hold it against me?

          • MT YVR

            Yes?

            What… I’m easy folks, you allllllll knew that. 😛

          • Artsy

            Tatts? I like the full sleeves style. I have one small tatt of a surfer I designed, hidden down below. After the one I decided that was enough. My husband is now the only who sees it.

          • MT YVR

            One my many is of three hounds chasing a stag. So the three hounds are below, the stag is above. Stag ends just under my left nipple and the whole thing extends down from there. Which means the hounds are in part below the belt line.

            I may or may not (hint: I did) have used the line “so you wanna see my puppies?” whilst drunk to good effect.

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            I am absolutely intrigued!

            While I love my molecular simple, black tats, part of me wishes I had held off and gone for some full-torso art instead.

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            I’ve heard that tattoos are like pet snakes: either you will get one and that will be enough, or you’ll go nuts and want a bunch more very quickly.

            (A year after my first pet snake, hubby and I had five, so that shows you what camp I land in.)

            My two tattoos are (and my future two will be) covered by clothing unless I’m swimming. They’re for my enjoyment and my body empowerment and only those I choose to share them with.

          • Lars Littlefield

            Arrrr, arrr me matey!

          • DesertSun59

            I love the molecule (science) tats. I have the M81 galaxy on one arm.

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            I have 2C-C on my chest, and DXM on my upper back. I’d like to get the general backbone of arylcyclohexylamine on my right hip, I think, but probably not until at least May. I like the starkness of molecule tats.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/34a4bb40dca287a77b0f3a3fca92f0e6bc0d51c5f0bceffcc89feea80239c1f6.png

            M81 would be a very cool tattoo. It must be quite elaborate and colourful?

          • RemusL

            Despite being lesbian, Ellen might truly admire the male athletic form. However, her reactions to good-looking men tend to be an extension of the reactions of her audience members, which are primarily straight women.

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            I can admire the aesthetics of a beautiful woman and genuinely enjoy looking at her. She just wouldn’t cause a stirring in my loins and my imagination to go to filthy, nasty, devious places.

          • ClevelandJim

            Same reason Ellen pretends to get all moist for hot actors. I don’t get where it’s coming from, if she’s pandering to midwest housewives or what, but it’s really starting to annoy and creep me out lately.

          • DesertSun59

            That was for her audience.

          • JCF

            Dyke here. I can admire a physically beautiful guy, in the same way that I’d admire a statue of a physically beautiful male. It’s aesthetic, not sexual. [I believe there are Kinsey 6 gay men who can do the same w/ female beauty?]

            …and on my genderqueer side: it’s BE him, not DO him!

          • Ninja0980

            Hubby has a football tat on his arm but that’s it.
            His mom and I flat out told him there wouldn’t be anymore.

          • DrRobY

            My husband has the underside of his shaft tattooed. But it’s in good taste.

          • RemusL

            “good taste” – I see what you did there. ;1

          • DrRobY

            I have grown to dislike them especially in porn, but there are some men that wear them quite well.

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            There are so many tacky ones in porn.

            I could never have sex with a guy with a tramp stamp, a tattoo around his bellybutton, that hideous gothic writing across his abs, or poorly written / incorrect Chinese characters. The latter especially would drive me mad the whole time.

          • DrRobY

            Add side tattoos of just writing. My current favorite is the Ouija board on the side of one porn star. I’m thinking how the hell am I supposed to focus on giving it a tug when demonic manifestations are waiting to be conversed with?

          • Lars Littlefield

            True. Over the years I’ve seen “Born to loose” gracing bare sagging arms too many times.

          • CanuckDon

            lol….is it “born to lose” or “born too loose”?

          • Steve Smith

            I had the pleasure of working in a prison. One of my regular returnees, always sentenced to between four to six months for theft, complained to me that he didn’t know how it was that the police always managed to find out that it was him stealing from shops and businesses. I pointed out that having his name tattooed on his neck was probably a clue, and that he should either take up an honest job or at least buy a scarf.

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            LOL one of my most brilliant moments (I use the term sarcastically) is when I went to a pain management doctor. I really did need pain management as my Crohn’s was acting up. He decided to do a full exam of me and saw my tattoo on my upper right back, and asked what molecule it was. I said, “Dextromethorphan,” and he knew exactly what that was and we had a laugh over it, since it’s a dissociative anaesthetic / hallucinogen.

            Didn’t bother him one bit, thankfully, and he still gave me pain meds despite the fact that I had a psychoactive drug tattooed on my body.

          • Gregory B

            My Dad told me that getting a tattoo is a kin to putting a bumper sticker on a Ferrari.

      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        I like ink but that’s not a great one

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        I love it, but of course….

    • Boreal

      With his honey.
      https://media1.popsugar-assets.com/files/thumbor/cTmL3TviP3eSdLcsjuCs15ubLfo/fit-in/1024×1024/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-/2018/01/05/961/n/1922729/addurl4oNwH7/i/Photos-Gus-Kenworthy-His-Boyfriend.jpg

      • Dang! They are just too adorable.

      • Strepsi
      • Artsy

        I never get why some guys want an exact replica of themselves in a partner. Though in Gus’s case, I can see why. In Weho my husband and I call them clones. Usually dressed identical. For the record, I am 6’2″ and my husband is latin and 5’7″

    • Highmoremotel
    • spamky

      Stupid sexy Flanders!

    • TK

      Holy fuck!! Smokin’ HOT!!!

    • IDavid

      Such a completely hot pic

  • Bluto
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    He can slam me anytime he wants

  • Bambino

    No Americans should feel proud to be represented by Putin’s appointed traitors!

  • DaddyRay

    I would like to see if I am a “Good Fit” for this Olympian

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      I’ll make it fit. Lovingly, of course….

  • Boreal

    ALL men look so much better with facial hair.

  • Paula

    But, but you know, jeebus…………….

  • Taylor Bixler

    Cue the videos of Cult 45 members throwing skis out the window to own the libs…

    • Bambino

      Or they can throw themselves off the ski slope.

  • Tesauro

    Give it a rest. He has his opinions. Who cares.

    • The_Wretched

      Boring troll bores me.

      • Bambino

        Rest he shall. Blocked!

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Indeed, the quality of trolls has been lacking of late.

        • Dazzer

          It’s like they’re not putting any effort into these days.

          If we could find out where Troll Central is, we ought to make an official complaint.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      LOL! Look at this fool here.

      • Tesauro

        Really discouraging. Not everything needs to be about politics.

        • RaygunsGoZap

          Your ignorance is discouraging, fool.

        • edrex

          um… the vice president’s role IS political. you know, the way vice president’s tend to be.

          • Tesauro

            He is everyone’s vice president.

          • Gregory B

            nope. He’s not mine – YAY!

          • edrex

            which is…. say it with me — “about politics.”

          • Tesauro

            No. It’s about the Olympics.

          • UrsusArctos 🐻

            Um, 39% isn’t everyone. 61% wouldn’t piss on him if he were on fire.

    • Boreal
      • RaygunsGoZap

        Inept! Yes! Also, a quitter!

  • Lazycrockett
  • DaddyRay
    • trouble94114

      Well all righty then, this afternoon is shot totally to hell.

    • Cattleya1

      If ya got it, flaunt it!

  • Lars Littlefield

    “Freeskier”? Is that what the kids are calling it these day? I’m rater certain the handsome Gus is a “free-style” skier, unless he just got out of prison. 🙂

  • Yep.
    I’ll be the most shallow one here.
    I would love to do just about anything with that man. Yes, my husband too.
    I’m talking stuff that was illegal pre-2003.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Illegal?
      You better not be talking about making off with his ski gear and equipment!

      • Know your landmark case history. 🙂

        • Lars Littlefield

          😀

  • Rex

    Love his Head and Shoulders commercial.
    Personally, I’d love to…oh, never mind.

    • Rambie

      We all would Rex.

  • another_steve

    A guess, only a guess…

    I’m thinking he doesn’t have trouble finding a date for Saturday nights.

  • Lars Littlefield

    He’s not doing too bad in the GMBB (great masculine beauty boyfriend) department. I’ve been trying to load a head shot of his other half (Matthew Wilkas). You’ll just have to google his name or find his Instagram account.

  • Friday’s_cat

    I’m thinking Inbred Ferret Pence is going to pull a stunt like he did at the Colts game.

  • Longpole

    Pence has probably never met a gay athlete before. He probably didn’t think there were any around in sports.

  • Henry Auvil

    Gus Kenworthy is exactly what every gay teen boy’s jack-off fantasy looks like.

    • Silver Badger

      Now that he has a beard. Yeah facial hair!

  • BostonBud

    he was one of the first episodes of the current Top Chef as a guest judge with two other Olympians and yes, he is dreamy!

  • DesertSun59

    Yes. It’s a bad fit.

  • KnownDonorDad

    Mike Pence is a bad fit for any position of leadership.