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Openly Gay Olympic Athlete Does Not Want Ivanka Trump On His Team

The Winter Olympics – they are like the Carnegie Hall of obscure sports! And to get there, you have to practice, practice, practice, and also inherit a genetically superior body from your parents.

Alternatively, you can be born into the family of a real estate scion who runs for president after gaining exposure through cameos in children’s movies about New York City, and later, as the host of a reality show that exploits the coldest aspects of late capitalism for entertainment.

This was Ivanka Trump’s preferred route and Olympic silver medalist, Gus Kenworthy, is not here for it. The professional skier, one of the first openly gay athletes to represent the United States in the Olympic Games, published a tweet asking the age-old question: what the heck is Ivanka Trump doing here?

While the president’s daughter is busy being America’s most complicit white girl, Kenworthy is busy making out with his boyfriend and paving the way for a new generation of gay athletes. No small wonder he does not have time for Ivanka Trump.

Image by Twitter

His question is also only the second most relevant question directed towards the presence of Ivanka Trump at the Olympic Games.

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It’s not easy having greatness thrust upon you.

Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter, @arr_scott


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