Gus Kenworthy hits back at homophobic abuse on his YouTube channel


Team USA’s Gus Kenworthy has once again hit back at his haters online

Gus has recently slayed his detractors on Twitter, handling homophobic hatred with ease.

As Advocate reports, Gus took to Twitter on Tuesday (27th February) and revealed the level of homophobic abuse he received on YouTube.

Gus Kenworthy stands up to the haters (again)

The comments, shared in a tweet appeared to call him derogatory names such as ‘faggot’.

Other comments wished him death from AIDS, a car accident, or being pushed off a building.

Gus bravely tweeted the notifications with the caption:

‘Them: It’s 2018 nobody cares that you’re gay, Homophobia doesn’t exist anymore. Get over yourself.

‘My YouTube notifications:’

However, following the post Gus has received some major support from some pretty high profile names.

‘So sorry Gus that you are dealing with this’

And once again, Gus has received  a wave of support from supporters on Twitter.

The likes of out Canadian Olympian Eric Radford, actor-director Peter Paige and actress Lea Salonga.

And of course, the kind words of Hillary and Bill Clinton’s daughter Chelsea.

‘I am so sorry Gus you are dealing with this.

‘All those vile comments reflect on the people making them, not you.

‘Thank you for always representing #TeamUSA so well, on and off skis.’

Actor Peter Paige also commented: ‘Love you, man. Stay strong.

‘You’re helping to change the world so scared, pathetic, afraid-they’d-like-it-if-they-tried-it assholes like this disappear into oblivion and are forgotten forever.’

Meanwhile, Canadian Olympian Radford denounced the comments with a simple ‘Urgh’.

Freestyle skier Kenworthy and figure skater Adam Rippon were the first men to come out as gay and represent the U.S. in the Winter Olympics.

Kenworthy made further history when he kissed his boyfriend on US TV, during a live NBC broadcast.

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