We love Adam Rippon and his hilarious, witty and personable social media presence.
The Winter Olympics figure skater won hearts and minds after being openly adorable at this year’s Games, held in PyeongChang, Korea.
After keeping the Twittersphere in absolute stitches over the last two weeks, besides winning a bronze medal, we wonder what will come next from the heroic athlete.
‘Ooo la la’
Well, his latest post is possibly one of the funniest – as he reads out one of his favourite pieces of fan mail.
Taking to the social media platform, Rippon posted a video of himself on a white background with the caption:
‘Of all the letters and messages I’ve gotten, this is definitely one of my favs. I love you, Alexis E.’
Of all the letters and messages I’ve gotten, this is definitely one of my favs. I love you, Alexis E. pic.twitter.com/JtG4D4YHmB
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) February 26, 2018
‘Dear Adam Rippon. We love you,’ before he starts laughing.
‘You are awe – some. I love it when you spin and you’re close to the ice
‘Alexis – Thanks you so much. And ooo-la-la,’ he concluded, while trying to keep a straight face.
Following the hilarious video, one fan tweeted how he won’t be able cope with ‘Ripponitus‘.
‘Seriously, you need to stop! I am a 41 yr old guy with Ripponitus.
‘They are not sure how long am going to last but there talking about a crowd fund page to find a cure #keepbeingyou,’ said the fan.
Adam Rippon: An icon for all
In an interview with The Washington Post, Adam said that he hopes to be an icon for all people and not just the gay community.
‘I think one thing I want people to come away (with) from this competition is that I’m not like a gay icon and I’m not America’s gay sweetheart
‘I’m America’s sweetheart and I’m an icon,’ he told.
Going on, he spoke of how he hoped that ‘Gay Olympians’ would not be a novelty in the future, but part of the norm.
‘You know, I think that right now, I think Gus and I are sort of pegged as “the gay Olympians.”‘
‘And I think at the end of the day, that we’re just Olympians.
‘And I think we’re ‘gay Olympians,’ and the next gay Olympians will just be called Olympians, and I think that’s what we really hope, that it won’t be a story.
‘It shouldn’t be a story, but right now, it is… but I hope that in 2038, that those ‘out’ athletes on the team, that nobody’s interested in that story because it’s old news and everybody is comfortable to be themselves.’