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Gay figure skater Adam Rippon has perfect response for those saying 'hope you fail'

It turns out the entire US figure skating team is obsessed with RuPaul's Drag Race

Gay figure skater Adam Rippon has perfect response for those saying 'hope you fail'
Rippon after his bronze medal performance. | Photo: YouTube/Billboard News

Adam Rippon, gay figure skater, is now the proud owner of a bronze medal from the 2018 Winter Olympics.

But despite that, because he’s out, many people want him to slip and fail.

The top athlete has been targeted with vicious abuse on social media.

Adam Rippon responds to hate on social media

Adam Rippon

He will not be skating into the Oval Office. | Photo: Twitter @Adaripp

Rippon responded to the hate with a perfect response, and is very motivational.

He tweeted: ‘To all those who tweet at me saying that they ‘hope I fail’, I have failed many times in my life.

‘But more important, I’ve learned from every setback, proudly own up to my mistakes, grown from disappointments, and now I’m a glamazon bitch ready for the runway.’

‘Glamazon bitch ready for the runway…’

This is a reference to Kennedy’s iconic explanation of her terrible outfit from season 7.

‘After a long night of hooking, trade didn’t like the session…’ she said.

‘So he had gutted me and set me on fire… but you know I didn’t die, I had crystallized and now I’m a glamazon bitch ready for the runway.’

But Adam Rippon isn’t the only one obsessed with Drag Race

You may be aware of Mirai Nagasu, the first female skater to pull of a triple axel at the Olympics.

It turns out she watches RuPaul’s Drag Race to prepare for competition.

She spoke to reporters after finishing second at the US International Classic five months ago.

‘Today, before I competed, I watched season five episode one of RuPaul’s Drag Race, so that I could channel my inner queen,’ she said.

Is everyone on the figure skating team obsessed?

To all those wondering whether Rippon and Nagasu are catching up on All Stars 3 while in Korea, it’s very likely they are.


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