The Olympics are stressful as hell, we get it.
Athletes are competing with other athletes from around the world who are top-class. But the millennials are just having fun and seeing the Pyeongchang games as a chance to not only go hard but also a chance to celebrate all they’ve accomplished. And they’re not having a problem shying away from being themselves either.
Slovenian Tit Stante Was Snowboarding For the Culture
Not just Philly residents and Eagles fans think the Pennsylvania court system is fucked— a Slovenian snowboarder is down with the #FreeMeekMill movement too. Tit Stante competed in a snowboarding competition and afterward, he held up his board, which had the hashtag #FreeMeekMill scribbled on it. It didn’t help him get any extra points from the judges as he currently sits 25th after the qualification round. But who cares about getting a medal when you can do it for the culture?
Chloe Kim loves food… and gold medals
Has a restaurant or fast food company sponsored Chloe Kim yet? The 17-year-old Long Beach native has been tearing up the half-pipe during the games, has already claimed one gold medal and all she can think about is food. Prior to qualifying for the women’s half-pipe, she was tweeting about eating churros and as cold as it is in Pyeongchang she was craving ice cream. Then before her final ride, she tweeted about being “hangry” and regretting that she didn’t finish her breakfast sandwich that morning. She went on to have her best ride despite it being just a victory lap with a score of 98.25 and landing back-to-back 1080s.
Keep living your best life, Chloe…
Adam Rippon Speaks His mind… about anything
On the world’s stage, Adam Ripon is using his voice to not only have fun but to take a stand against the White House. When asked about Vice President Mike Pence in the weeks leading up to the Olympics, Rippon said, “You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?” After all, Pence is an evangelical Christian and according to the Washington Post, he supported funding “institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior” as part of his 2000 Senate campaign. But when he’s not addressing LGBTQ+ rights back home, Rippon is still speaking his mind. Like that time he bluntly mentioned that a drink and a Xanax would help calm his nerves a bit.
Red Gerard, the 17-year-old snowboarding phenom
Red Gerard is bro-ing it in Pyeongchang and won a gold medal in the process. First, he slept through his alarm because he was binge-watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine and a friend woke him up, then he realized he forgot his jacket and had to borrow someone else’s. After such a shitty morning he somehow beat out Canadian snowboarders Max Parrot and Mark McMorris to stand at the top of the podium. To cap it all off, once he found out he clinched the highest score, he exclaimed, “Holy fuck” on television.
Never change, Red.