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Gus Kenworthy: If seeing a rainbow flag while on vacation upsets you then please do the world a favor and stay the f**k at home

The openly gay Olympic skier took to Twitter to post images of the homophobic comments

2019-03-26

Words: Steve Brown

Gus Kenworthy has told homophobic holidaymakers to ‘stay the fuck at home’ following abusive comments on a LGBTQ+ ski event in Colorado.

The openly gay Olympic skier tweeted screengrabs on an Instagram post celebrating the Breck Pride Week – which will take place on April 3-7 – as well as a picture of skiers carrying the rainbow Pride flag down a slope.

Gus also posted a series of homophobic comments which were published underneath the image with one saying: “why don’t we have a straight event for those who are straight, why does being lgbt make you more special than anyone else?”

Seeing these comments, Gus tweeted: “Always saddened by the homophobia on Pride posts.

“If seeing a rainbow flag while you're on vacation upsets you then please do the world a favor and stay the fuck at home.

“Thank you to the many ski resorts that designate a week to making more people feel welcomed, included & safe!”