AMERICAN Winter Olympic freeskiing silver medalist Gus Kenworthy, who grabbed headlines last week when he publicly came out as gay, recently shut down a Twitter comment compared his relationship activities to that of a heterosexual couple.
Are you the man or the woman in the relationship? That’s all I need to know right now. https://t.co/9dvbwLBaCX
— Prexton Vice (@MmmPrexton) October 24, 2015
The homophobic tweet was responded shortly by this comment from Kenworthy:
Since coming out, the Olympian has won the hearts of openly gay actor Ellen Page, and the owner of the LGBTI youth Charity the Happy Hippie Foundation, Miley Cyrus — who who expressed her adoration for Kenworthy on her personal Instagram account:
Never have I ever been prouder to call @guskenworthy my friend! ( and he’s a bad ass fucking Olympic athlete) He is showing all of us what it means to be courageous and PROUD of who we are! You have won so much more than any medal …. You have won FREEDOM! I can’t wait to see what you and I can do with @happyhippiefdn together! You are making it possible to shine light on the LGBTQ community in front of a whole new world! So much respect for you ❤️ I looooove looooove looooove you! Ughhhhhhhhh heart is fluttering, feels like a million little cocoons just busted open and I am filled up with butterflies
Linking the five-time world champion’s Instagram account to her own, Cyrus also catapulted Kenworthy’s social media profile:
Halloween costume party at @theeveryhostess & @wowjeremym’s house tonight! *Insert applicable Mean Girls quote here: “Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it. The hardcore girls just wear lingerie and some form of animal ears… I’m a mouse. Duh!” A photo posted by gus kenworthy (@guskenworthy) on
Shameless selfie because it’s my birthday and you can’t tell me what to do! Lol. I woke up this morning feeling really good both mentally and physically, and ready to take on the year ahead! I’ve got a lot of big things in store that I’m really excited about and I’m grateful, as always, to have y’all’s company on my journey! Thanks for the support – I love youuuuu’s!
Hiked Bear Creek, flashed bare cheeks. #mountainbabes #freethenipple A photo posted by gus kenworthy (@guskenworthy) on