Gay Olympian Adam Rippon Rips Apart Mike Pence, VP’s Rep Responds
by Brandon Voss 7h ago Figure skater Adam Rippon, who recently became the first openly gay man to qualify for the U.S. Winter Olympics team, doesn’t think Vice President Mike Pence should lead the 2018 U.S. Olympic delegation next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea. “You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?” Rippon, 28, tells USA Today. “I’m not buying it.” Rippon goes on to say he would decline meeting Pence at the traditional Olympic meet-and-greet held between the official delegation and opening ceremony, but added that he might consider a conversation with the vice president after the competition. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images “If it were before my event, I would absolutely not go out of my way to meet somebody who I felt has gone out of their way to not only show that they aren’t a friend of a gay person but that they think that they’re sick,” Rippon continues. “I wouldn’t go out of my way to meet somebody like that.” A spokesperson for Pence has responded to Rippon’s criticism in a statement. “The accusation is totally false with no basis in fact,” writes Alyssa Farah, Pence’s press secretary. “But despite these misinformed
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