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Get to know American figure skater Adam Rippon who makes his Olympic debut Sunday night in PyeongChang South Korea

Get to know American figure skater Adam Rippon who makes his Olympic debut Sunday night in PyeongChang South Korea

Rippon, even before the 2018 Winter Olympics began, became a lightning rod for anti-LGBT conservatives when he called out Vice President Mike Pence for his previous support of anti-gay conversion therapy.

Rippon started getting extra attention when he criticized the choice of Pence to lead the Team USA delegation, considering his anti-LGBTQ record.

"And then, when you see, like, all these things about other people who have won the Olympics and everything, you think that you've done a great thing", Rippon, a Scranton, Pennsylvania, native, told reporter Jim Coles. And I've got a big mouth and a loud voice.

Writer Louis Virtel tweeted, "I hope there's a skating judge who's like, 'Uh hey guys, Adam Rippon didn't give us quads but he did give us THE TRUTH'".

"It's the same now as it was in my day, and I think it's all figure skaters", Boitano said. We were! I was born in the '80s, girl.

"Honestly, it's really fun to be yourself", Rippon said Tuesday.

"I don't think I've ever been that nervous at 10 a.m.in my entire life", he said.

Rippon says the moment is "still so poignant in my mind".

In this episode, we talk about Glen's distaste for the Winter Olympics (like the Summer Olympics without swimming and with more parkas), Sam's memories of just how complicated a logistical endeavor the Olympics really can be, and the "temporary city-states" that have to be built. "I know what it's like to go into a room and feel like you're not wanted there".

"I have no problem about what I've said because I stand by it, but I think right now the Olympics are about Olympic competition", Rippon said after spending two weeks making the Olympics all about his hatred for Mike Pence. I have a passion for what I do, and along with having a passion for being an Olympic athlete, I have a passion for talking with people and sharing my story and interacting with people.

After breaking his left foot a year ago, Rippon realized it was time to address his diet, believing it could have contributed to the injury.

"I have no desire to go to the White House", Rippontold The Daily Mail. They might now want to get to know me.

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