Straight and queer people all benefit when gay Olympian Blake Skjellerup posts nude pics on Instagram. Allow us to explain how the New Zealand Olympic speed skater’s butt shot does that.
Remember U.S. Olympic snowboarder Scott Lago? After he won a bronze medal in the halfpipe at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, he took two racy photos of women kissing his medal. He wasn’t even nude, but the prudes at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association made Lago apologize, issued an apology of their own and then left the damn country — over two non-nude pics? Bah!
Everyone knows that Olympians fuck. (Why do you think that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ordered 450,000 condoms for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games?) So such pics needn’t raise such a fuss. Just look at Skjellerup’s Instagram; he’s posted a bunch of sexy pics, and no one’s asking him to apologize.
Granted, Skjellerup placed 12th, and it’s already been seven years since he competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics, but maybe if more athletes started shamelessly posting their own nudes, like the butt shot of Skjellerup holding hands with his Asian boyfriend, Olympic officials would get less wound up whenever one of their medalists acts like they actually have a sex life.