Gus Kenworthy: I Won’t Go To The White House Either

CBS News reports:

U.S. Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy said Thursday that he would not go to the White House if invited. In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” Kenworthy, one of the first two openly gay men to represent the U.S. at the Winter Olympics, said he had “no patience” for the administration’s actions “attacking” the LGBT community. “When we have people elected into office that believe in conversion therapy and are trying to strip trans rights in the military and do these things that are directly attacking the LGBT community, I have no patience,” he said.

“I am so proud to be from the U.S. and to be from a country where you are able to voice your political opinions and stand up for what you believe in,” Kenworthy said on CBS on Thursday. Kenworthy joins Adam Rippon, a figure skater who was the first openly gay man named to the Winter Olympic team, in his opposition to Pence and the Trump administration. Rippon said earlier this week that he would boycott a visit to the White House.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Ha Ha Burn !!

  • crewman

    I admire these guys for speaking up. They could easily just have kept quiet and focused on their immediate interests, but they chose to take on risk to fight for the betterment of all of us.

    • stanhope

      Indeed, they may well lose some sponsorship opportunities….some things are more important than money. Somebody call Tim Cook at Apple…his ass should step up.

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        He has a commitment to form a committee to look at the issue.

      • gaycuckhubby

        happily both of them have fantastic and unprecedented sponsorship deals and are being supported by the US Olympic team 100%. the u.s. Olympic Twitter account has become a full-time Adam Rippon cheering Squad. And I love it

      • IDavid

        If so others will pick up the slack. These two are not going to be left out in the cold anytime soon if ever.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      What a contrast to that quisling pissant Johnny Weir. Can’t even bear to watch the coverage featuring that fuckwit’s commentary.

      • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

        He’s been dead to me since his pretentious snits at Sochi. He believes his own publicity.

    • I think they should have waited for the invite before declining to go. Now 45 will only invite people who play nice.

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  • kaydenpat

    Good for him. There is no reason to treat this administration with respect or to give it the benefit of the doubt. Boycott. Resist.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    “Kenworthy joins Adam Rippon, a figure skater who was the first openly gay man named to the Winter Olympic team, in his opposition to Pence and the Trump administration.”

    Don’t forget skier, Lindsay Vonn, the first Olympic athlete to say she’d boycott a White House invitation.

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  • Devon Rodriguez
    • Boreal
      • Todd20036

        and porn stars.

      • bzrd

        he wants us to believe this
        but we know
        in the dump’s life
        wives don’t matter, they’re just arm candy until their shelf life has expired

      • Judas Peckerwood

        All wives matter… until they age out.

      • Amanda B. Rekendwith

        Ivana! Ruching is not your friend.

  • AdamTh

    Why be a stage prop for an event where Trump is going to attack his opponents? It will happen. Donnie never passes up an opportunity.

  • stanhope


  • j.martindale

    Good boys!

  • Devon Rodriguez
    • Mark Née Fuzz

      I feel like I am trivializing his accomplishment when I ogle that butt. Am I a bad person?

      • Todd20036

        Yes. Yes you are. You need a thorough spanking.

        So does he.

        • Mark Née Fuzz

          I was thinking more along the lines of tongue lashings all around.

      • OdieDenCO

        it is a fine ass and you’re fine people. carry on

        • Galvestonian

          Don’t wrap it … I’ll eat it here.

      • B Snow

        I found his butt pretty distracting during his free skate last week. That little rock-hard shelf at the top — I couldn’t stop staring at it. I think that also makes me a bad person.

    • Todd20036

      This is what I thought Weir would be doing, until he sold us down a rivier.

    • Robincho

      Cuticles? Yep, lookin’ good!…

    • John30013

      Anyone have a link to this entire performance? I’ve tried but can’t find it on YouTube.

    • David Walker

      Hershey, which is nearby, has a figure skating club and, Back Then, several gay men were quite serious about their training…both physical and artistic. The physical part meant that with a butt like that, one would stay in until said skater had enough. So I was told. A friend told me. Yeah, that’s it. Believe me. Anyone who knows me can tell you I’d never… Oh, never mind.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Do not participate in attempts to oppress you, including coopting you for photo ops.

  • Dayglo

    I’m doubly proud of him. Resist!

  • AmeriCanadian

    Something tells me that they won’t be receiving an invitation from the WH. Bravo to them for going on the record though.

  • Longpole

    He is shattering the stereotype in front of the homophobes.
    Perfect, just perfect!

  • Boreal

    Good. Fuck trump.

    • Todd20036

      Sigh. I read that as Good Fuck, Trump. Don’t blame me. It’s the Percodan. That stuff will rot your brain…

  • OdieDenCO

    Gus, my house is blue. you are welcome to stop by anytime

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    • Todd20036

      As much as I like looking at his body, he has the piercing, sexual, intense eyes that truly is a turn on. The only other person I can think of with eyes like that is Chris Maloni

      • #DJTK5F

        Also, Pee Wee Herman.

        • Todd20036

          There is a LOT more to Pee Wee than he let on during his show.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Rick Jackson

      What was I doing? Oh yeah, going out for lunch… Never mind. I’m just going to sit here for a while and daydream.

  • PickyPecker
    • Librarykid

      It looks like their “I” suffered a failure of the bottom bar.

      • I think it’s just the guy’s head blocking one side (though yes, I too was like “‘RESTST’? What’s that?”). 🙂

  • Mow

    Ya know… I think all the former living presidents should host their own Olympic victory party and invite ALL the athletes that don’t want to go to the White House.

  • Gene Perry

    Here’s to hoping that a lot of Olympians (gay, str8, etc.) no show at the WH. Send a message that ALL Americans matter!

    • 2patricius2

      The Olympians have worked hard for excellence. The people in the White House have sold their souls for corruption.

  • billbear1961

    I’ve tried numerous times to get this point across, and I’ll try again now, with this formulation. It may very well come down to this: will you accept/recognize the authority of fascists in a genuine democracy, people who will subvert the rule of law and, with the help of perverted courts, strip millions of their rights? Will you obey officials you KNOW are lying to you, who have gotten elected by making many believe (or pretend to believe) what you know and can prove are lies, officials you know are corrupt, who are backed up by courts they’ve stacked with their fellow fascists, by law enforcement they’ve successfully weaponized??

    • 2patricius2

      Excellent summation of the choice.

    • Silver Badger

      Mr. Bear, you’re preaching to the choir. Preach on! We believe!

      • billbear1961

        I’m going to take it over to Political Wire and see if anyone tells me that if criminals are elected, we are obliged to obey them, no matter what crimes they and their judges falsely tell us aren’t crimes because THEY say so.

        • billbear1961

          Man, that was badly written, although you probably knew what I meant!

          . . . no matter what crimes they commit, crimes they and their judges falsely tell us aren’t crimes because THEY say so.

          THERE, still awkward, but better.

    • customartist

      Liberty requires constant vigilance. It is not an elective to participate in the political process or not. Do not be intimidated. Visit your local
      Democratic Party office today. You CAN make a difference.

    • Amanda B. Rekendwith

      You have the best way with words, billbear.

  • JohnJay

    Apparently, earlier this year, Gus was on some expedition reality show… and he kept a vlog. His tent mate was Steve-O from the jackass show. Here, Gus is hilarious giving a faux real estate spiel on their tent. They also rescued a dog or two. There are a few more of these vids between Gus and Steve-O’s YouTube channels, and they are also funny.

    • Todd20036

      I’ve always questioned Steve-O’s orientation

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        I’ve always questioned his sanity 😀

    • Robincho

      Watching that gave me a tentpole…

    • greenmanTN

      He’s very funny!

  • customartist

    Legislation and Presidential Orders are what matters here, NOT showy publicity meetings, without real substance.

    Neither Pence not Trump are GENUINELY SINCERE in inviting gay people to the Whitehouse. They simply want political self-benefit. If they were sincere, then the President and VP would REVERSE every single anti-LGBT order that they have passed in their administration.

    Remember Trump saying that Pence “wants to kill them all” in referring to LGBT people? They must go! And we must work with Democrats to make this happen. Contact your local Democratic Party office today. LGBT citizens are welcome there.

  • Galvestonian

    Mr Kenworthy can come to my house.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Is Gus racing today?

  • billbear1961

    I won’t meet with and shake the hands of people who say it’s okay to torture LGBT kids, that I have no rights that can’t be violated by people using religion–or any other “reason”–as an EXCUSE, people who believe it’s okay if I’m segregated from the rest of the community, turned away from the public square.

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  • Doug Danforth

    the term ‘conversion therapy’ is far too benign. The term that should be used is ‘electro-torture’. Plus the administration has done FAR more than attack LGBTQ in the military — but in government hiring, in the workplace hiring and benefits, in housing, in adoption, in marriage benefits, in insurance and on and on.

  • Ninja0980

    Even if Pence didn’t support conversion therapy, his record makes it clear he doesn’t support LGBT people so why meet with him?

  • violamateo

    THIS is how a real resistance movement gets going. I love it. Now let’s see other prominent athletes-artists-public figures following his and Adam Rippon’s lead!

  • boobert

    Their mistake is jumping the gun. Just lay low before you strike.

  • JWC

    even str8 athletes should join this movement

  • Dunkerblinker

    I’ll say it again..I love me some Gus!!!

  • askDominick

    Yes! My gay heroes.

  • brined2

    I think Kenworthy may be confusing someone else with Trump. Trump has neither championed “conversion therapy” nor has he opposed the gay community.