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Gus Kenworthy throws shade at Ivanka Trump during 2018 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

The ski star continues to speak out against the Trump administration.

By Fabio Crispim

The 2018 Winter Olympics has come to an end, but Gus Kenworthy couldn’t help but leave South Korea with a bang. 

The freestyle skier, who’s been using his platform as one of the first openly gay men to compete in the Winter Olympics to speak out for equality, took aim at Ivanka Trump as she attended the Olympic Closing Ceremony in Pyeongchang on Sunday (February 25). 

Kenworthy shared a snap of Team USA standing in a hall at the Closing Ceremony alongside a caption dragging the US presidential advisor. 

“So proud of all these people! Everybody here has worked so hard to make it to the Olympics and have the opportunity to walk in the closing ceremony! Well… Everyone except Ivanka,” Gus wrote.

He added: “Honestly, tf [the f**k] is she doing here?”

26-year-old Gus then shared an image of himself with out and proud US figure skater Adam Rippon, and jokingly wrote: “Two weeks ago, at Opening Ceremonies, we met and a friendship began. Today, at Closing Ceremonies, it ends.

“@Adaripp, please stop calling me. You’re honestly starting to get v clingy and I can’t anymore.” 

Kenworthy, who recently shared a snap of his ‘bruised peach’, has made headlines throughout his time at the Winter Olympics, from making history by sharing a kiss with his boyfriend on live TV to breaking his thumb and shading Mike Pence.