Adam Rippon and his fellow athlete and friend Gus Kenworthy, the freestyle skier, have captivated fans of Team USA. In addition to their athletic performances, both Olympians have been putting on quite the show on social media, gathering a famous following that includes Reese Witherspoon and now pop icon Britney Spears.
Over the weekend, Spears tweeted words of encouragement to Rippon and Kenworthy — who are the first openly gay American athletes to compete in the Winter Olympics.
I could feel you on the ice with me @britneyspears. I now have an OVERWHELMING desire to post Instagram fashion shows, google stock imagines of corn, and paint on the balcony of my dorm in the Olympic village. Thank you for not being in denial, LOVE YOU ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/CfeyGNecM3
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) February 18, 2018
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) February 17, 2018
It’s nice to see people supporting and standing up for those who may be persecuted for their orientation, especially on the world stage of the Olympics.