Last week, gay Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon insulted Vice President Mike Pence which made him a darling of the left. Now he is realizing that decision is eclipsing himself and his skating and he’s trying to reverse course.
The Hill reports:
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.
Rippon added that he stands by the comments he has made about the vice president, whom he has criticized for his views on LGBTQ rights.
“I have no problem about what I’ve said because I stand by it, but I think right now the Olympics are about Olympic competition,” Rippon said.
I think this dude wasn’t sure he was going to get a medal & wanted to fame whore his way into being the #Resist darling of the Olympics. Now that he’s won bronze he wants people to talk about that but the monster he created can’t be contained now.
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) February 13, 2018
This guy made his own bed and now he’s lying in it.