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Gus Kenworthy addresses his historic gay kiss at Winter Olympics

The 26-year-old ski star made a huge statement in Pyeongchang at the weekend.

2018-02-19

Gus Kenworthy has finally reacted to his historic gay kiss at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The freestyle skier made history over the weekend with one simple action; sharing a kiss with his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas shortly before taking to the slopes. 

The brief kiss was caught on camera by NBC and broadcast on TV all around the world, sparking a flood of celebration and praise. 

The 26-year-old responded to the historic moment in an Instagram post this morning. (Feb 19).

Alongside a snap of the adorable moment, he wrote: "Kiss Kiss Bich!

"Didn't realise this moment was being filmed yesterday but I'm so happy that it was. My childhood self would never have dreamed of seeing a gay kiss on TV at the Olympics but for the first time ever a kid watching at home CAN!"

He added: "Love is love is love."

Before the kiss, Kenworthy called Wilkas his "Seoul mate" alongside a snap of them holding hands posted on Twitter.

Kenworthy came out in 2015 after the Sochi Winter Olympics and become one of the few openly gay Olympians competing at this year's Winter Games.

During his time at the Games, the skier has formed a close friendship with openly gay figure skater Adam Rippon, who won a team bronze medal for the US.

Throughout the Winter Olympics, the pair have repeatedly spoken out against homophobic vice president Mike Pence.