The Olympics seem to have devolved into a humiliating circus with what the most talented athletes in the world have been doing that’s a complete departure from the history of the games. Families used to gather around the television to watch the exciting competition between countries, witness goals come to fruition as the result of unbelievable dedication and sacrifice. These athletes were heroes and represented America well.
That’s all changed for the 2018 winter games. Instead of seeing world-class athletes proudly compete for their country, they are using world’s stage in a destructive way. This has never been so apparent as what one anti-Trump Olympian just admitted on live television that is as sick as it gets. If he’s not sent home after this, the future of the games could be in peril which is unfortunate for every athlete who truly deserves to be there.
Bashing our administration, spreading false claims about the Vice President’s beliefs, refusing to accept a White House invite should they bring home medals, and claiming the flag-carrying decision was racist, have all be bad enough in the first couple days of the games. However, one notorious US Olympian just made it all much worse. These actions by America’s athletes have been a humiliating representation of our country in front of the world. Perhaps that’s these Olympian’s point since they don’t want to make Trump look like he’s responsible for anything good.
As it turns out, hate isn’t all Bronze medalist Adam Rippon is promoting to the world. He was just caught using his status as a role model to young impressionable children to encourage dangerous illegal activity. Worse yet, he thinks it’s funny and apparently so does the liberal media.
The Huffington Post certainly likes the openly gay figure skater for unapologetically expressing who he really is, affirming their liberal agenda, and slamming Vice President Pence for his difference in beliefs. However, that’s no excuse for passing off Rippon’s promotion of casual drug use as a “joke,” when clearly, he meant what he said and kids hearing him don’t know the difference.
According to Huffington Post:
This probably isn’t in the Olympics handbook on how to deal with pre-competition jitters.
After Adam Rippon of the United States excelled during his Winter Olympics debut in the men’s free skate for the team event Monday, he and NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico talked about overcoming butterflies.
Tirico asked the 28-year-old Rippon what was going through his mind when he took the ice.
“I want to throw up,” the athlete said. “I want to go over to the judges and say, ‘Can I just have a Xanax and a quick drink. I’ll be fine.’ But I kept it together. I just took it one element at a time.”
Adam Rippon why would you say this to everyone watching around the world? Give me a Xanax and a drink 😮 What does everyone think about this rant? Rt answers if its ok or not ok. Thank you all for your honesty my peeps. Lil boys & girls looking up to you #representUSA #BeALeader pic.twitter.com/Z2O9YyBpLq
— Joe Mendez (@2jmen10) February 12, 2018
That wasn’t all the inappropriate activities that Rippon promoted at the games. While we’re not judging his sexual orientation and have no problem with people being who they are, we also don’t want to hear about the sordid details of their sex life in a place where we came to watch sports. In addition to attempting to normalize dangerous drug use that plagues our nation more than ever before, Rippon also complained about the condoms that the Olympics provided athlete were too bland.
“On Saturday, Rippon took to Instagram to say he was ‘disappointed’ that the condoms being distributed at the games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, were so bland. He griped that they could have been available in different colors or bear the Olympics logo,” Huffington Post reported.
“Life isn’t always what it seems and sometimes the condoms are just generic,” he said. Rippon is making a mockery out of the Olympics by consuming attention with making outlandish statements and taking away from the real meaning of the games that have been present for since inception in 776 BC. Leave it to the post-Obama era to destroy all that with the first games to be held since his divisive reign of power.
The Olympics has always brought countries together and cultivated an environment of patriotism and pride for the nation you represent or are rooting for. It’s what drew people to the games as well as the emotional stories from competitors of overcoming all odds to get themselves to this huge goal – often having come from the most humble beginnings.
Now thanks to disrespectful athletes like Rippon, those powerful personal stories have been replaced with complaints about condoms not being colorful enough and revealing desires for a dangerous mixture of drugs and alcohol to cope with the stress, rather than overcoming those fears in meaningful ways. These aren’t the statements of role model – they are comments that prove one to be weak, not heroic. It shows a disrespect for the honor it is to compete at this level.