Adam Rippon Is A National Treasure, And This Is Why

by Christine Organ
Adam Rippon/Twitter

The world is struggling right now, y’all. But you don’t need me to tell you that. Just a few minutes watching the evening news or dipping your toes in the cesspool that is the Internet right now, and you’ll see it. Maybe if we unplug the country for a few minutes, we can reboot? Or maybe we just set it all ablaze and start fresh? I don’t know. Either way we need a reset, folks. We need a glimmer of hope in these dark times. We need a hero who can show us the way and lead us into brighter, happier, shinier times. Well…

Behold, Adam Rippon. The Olympic figure skater we just can’t get enough of.

And for good reason.

After publicly refusing to meet with Vice President Mike Pence, who has supported gay conversion programs, Adam made it clear that he’s not gonna take shit from anyone. He’s all “miss me with your bullshit, I’m too busy twirling in my own sass, pizzazz and sparkle” — which, quite frankly, is something I think we could all sign on to right about now.


He is confident AF…

while also being adorably humble…

…and he brings a hefty dose of inspiration with an IDGAF attitude.

He can also be a total savage when it comes to clap-backs and throwing shade, and he’s not here for your bullshit. (And we love that.)

He understands the importance of proper self-care and grooming habits.

He’s a proud American, and actually turned down an offer from NBC to be a commentator for the rest of the Olympics so that he could fully support his teammates. Like I said, he’s a national freaking treasure.

… and he’s just like the rest of us — shopping at Kohl’s before racing through the Taco Bell drive-thru. Okay, so maybe not.

He knows the value of loving yourself and being your own biggest fan.

And “me time” takes on a whole new meaning with Adam.

And best of all, Adam knows that everything — absolutely everything — is made a little better with a shoulder shimmy.


You go, Adam. We’re here for it. ALL OF IT. Shine on.