US Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon has a wonderfully sassy message for his haters
Come every four years, and all the sports-mad people of the world are glued to their televisions, hot chocolate/beer in hand, watching the Olympics. As it's currently February, we have the Winter Olympics to lighten up our gloomy evenings, and yes, that means we get to ooh-and-ahh over the skills of some of the most talented athletes of the world, and stare longingly at their enviable figures.
However, it's evident that the sportspeople this year aren't just one trick ponies. Case in point: Adam Rippon. He's not only one of the United States' best figure skaters, but he's also one of the most hilarious people on Twitter - which is quite the mean feat, considering we already have Chrissy Teigen, Ryan Reynolds and of course, Donald Trump to entertain us for hours on end. His personal talent? Telling the haters where exactly to go.
On Tuesday, Adam Rippon directed this tweet at everyone who hopes he fails. "To all those who tweet at me saying that they “hope I fail”, I have failed many times many times in my life," he asserted. "But more importantly, I’ve learned from every setback, proudly own up to my mistakes, grow from disappointments, and now I’m a glamazon bitch ready for the runway."
And I think we can all agree that he's certainly ready for the runway. I mean, just look at him go!
But this isn't the first time that Rippon has let it rip over Twitter. The 28-year-old became a household name after joining the USA's Olympic team as the country's first openly gay Olympian, and made headlines after refusing to meet Vice President Mike Pence, who has made overtly homophobic statements in the past.
"I personally have nothing to say to Mike Pence. Given the chance to talk after the Olympics, I would want to bring with me people who’s lives have been hurt by legislation he has championed," he wrote.
He followed up by adding, "I will let the VP’s words speak for themselves. You can very easily find these quotes and more online. His position and intentions are clear".
And just because we can't get enough of the man, here are a few more of his best zingers.
"I was recently asked in an interview what its like to be a gay athlete in sports," wrote the figure skater in late December. "I said that it’s exactly like being a straight athlete. Lots of hard work but usually done with better eye brows."
And because we like to save the best for last, here's this beauty:
"Heading into the competition tomorrow, I just want everyone to know that my mom thinks I’m the best and I really hope the judges take that into consideration."
Well, there you have it. It's clear that Adam Rippon is just as talented off-ice as he is on it. I mean, if there were medals awarded for having a sense of humour on social media, I think that Rippon would definitely take home the gold.