People tweeted support for the basketball star and wondered why the president was tweeting about him.
As the first openly gay American male to qualify for the Winter Olympics, Adam Rippon says that one’s sexuality shouldn’t matter. The recent Dancing With the Stars: Athletes champion, who took this year’s Olympic bronze medal in the figure skating team event, tells Yahoo Lifestyle he considers himself first and foremost a dangerous competitor. “Growing up as a figure skater, I was even more resistant to coming out and being gay.
About his instant mega-fame, Adam Rippon says, "I think that because I’m 28, and I’ve lived — at least within the skating world — with people paying attention to what I was doing, that I’ve sort of been prepared for this moment my whole life.”