Gus Kenworthy Shades Both Ivanka Trump and Adam Rippon in Closing Ceremony Tweets
Gus Kenworthy has been vocal on social media throughout the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Closing Ceremonies were no different, where he tweeted out two comments that have the internet up in hysteria.
In his first tweet, he called out the President’s daughter Ivanka Trump for leading the U.S. Delegation at the Closing Ceremonies.
The Gus Kenworthy Ivanka Trump tweet said: “So proud of all these people! Everybody here has worked so hard to make it to the Olympics and have the opportunity to walk in the closing ceremony! Well… Everyone except Ivanka. Honestly, tf is she doing here??”
Many on social media loved his dig at Trump. “Throwing shade right till the end,” exclaimed one Twitter fan.
Of course there were plenty of detractors, Twitter users who felt that his focus on the President’s daughter was misplaced.
One person responded: “Gus, you fight so hard for ppl to except who you are, and not judge…right? But it’s ok to publicly disparage Ivanka…for what reason? Bc you disagree with her father? If you fight to stop hate, then stop helping to spread it. D. Bag. #nolongerafan”
Another jabbed: “She is there doing her JOB! Unlike some people Mr. 12th place.”
But Kenworthy didn’t just throw some shade at his enemies. He also saved some for his friends, too.
In a subsequent tweet sharing a photo of himself posing with Adam Rippon, Kenworthy made a cute dig at his new friend.
He tweeted: “Two weeks ago, at opening ceremonies, we met and a friendship began. Today, at closing ceremonies, it ends. @Adaripp, please stop calling me. You’re honestly starting to get v clingy and I can’t anymore.”
But many on Twitter believed he was being serious, when it was an obvious joke. One fan commented, “#1- so glad young people have two new role models. and #2- man, some people don’t get sarcastic humor.” Another quipped, “I think this is the start of a hilarious reality show!”