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.

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.

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