Snowboarder Gus Kenworthy hasn’t been having the best of luck in PyeongChang: A few days ago, he broke his thumb during practice, posting a picture on Twitter while simultaneously dissing Vice President Mike Pence.
Broke my thumb yesterday in practice. It won't stop me from competing (obvi) but it does prevent me from shaking Pence's hand so… Silver linings! Will be giving my teammates (and literally everyone else) an enthusiastic "thumbs up!" of encouragement the rest of the trip. pic.twitter.com/XylPPGAq9P
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 15, 2018
And this morning, the out hunk posted an Instagram showing a severe hematoma (blood clot) on his hip from another injury sustained earlier this week.
Fortunately, the wound didn’t hurt Gus’ sense of humor: He captioned the pic, “A peach hasn’t been this destroyed since Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name,” referencing the gay romance’s most infamous scene.
A peach hasn't been this destroyed since Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name. pic.twitter.com/GSpdjZGox2
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 20, 2018
Gay Twitter, as it’s wont to do, collectively lost its minds.
— bambino italiano (@BambinoItaliano) February 20, 2018
Gus Kenworthy, making hemotomas sexy since 2018
— Conor M. (@c0nart1st) February 20, 2018
— Well, To Me This Is A Gag (@anunlikelybrit) February 20, 2018
need help? pic.twitter.com/nrqvj3ILJB
— Victor Calazans (@victor_calazans) February 20, 2018
His tweet comes just days after Kenworthy kissed boyfriend Matt Wilkas live on NBC, the first same-sex kiss ever aired during the Olympics.
— Outsports (@outsports) February 18, 2018
“To be able to do that, to give him a kiss, to have that affection broadcast to the world, is incredible,” Kenworthy said after the smooch. “The only way to really change perceptions, to break down barriers, break down homophobia, is through representation. That’s definitely not something I had as a kid. I never saw a gay athlete kissing their boyfriend at the Olympics. I think if I had, it would’ve made it easier for me.”
Hey, Gus—if you need someone to kiss your boo-boo and make it better, we’re totally available.