Gus Kenworthy happy NBC televised him kissing boyfriend

Winter Olympics: NBC Hires Figure Skater Adam Rippon as Correspondent

Another Twitter troll tried to come for one of Team USA's openly gay Olympians, but they didn't get the last laugh.

Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy finished in 12th place in the men's ski slopestyle final.

When Kenworthy competed during the Sochi games four years ago, where he received a silver medal, he had not yet declared his sexuality.

Kenworthy didn't realize the moment was televised until the following day, and he was glad that it was. "And so to be able to do that, to give him a kiss, to have that affection broadcasted for the world is incredible", Kenworthy says. "But I think it's important in sports, where we have pretty minimal representation, to kind of stand beside each other and make sure that our impact can be great". That's definitely not something I had as a kid.

Rippon also said he first learned about NBC's offer on social media.

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Gus Kenworthy shared a massive bruise on his butt endured during last week's Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

While local sponsors may support the underdogs and athletes who haven't medaled, the biggest endorsement deals typically just go to the top one or two competitors in each sport - headliners like Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn.

"A kiss from his boyfriend from the bottom of the slope and a wave of rainbow flags at the bottom!"

It's the most revealing bruise we've seen on Kenworthy since he appeared on Ellen shortly before the Olympics, when he showed off a similarly thirsty injury shot, briefly hypnotizing the talk show host. "I think if I had, it would've made it easier for me".

In an interview with FTW's Maggie Hendricks, Kenworthy said the injury wasn't as bad as it looked.

Besides his achievements, this young man, who has given us beauty goals for his flattering eyebrows, is a role model for other young athletes, especially for the LGBT community, which he very proudly represents.

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