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10 Reasons Nick Symmonds Is Basically Perfect

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By:           Andrew Villagomez
On:           Aug 15, 2013
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    • MikeE
      MikeE

      a couple of reasons he isn’t “perfect”:

      1. Melaleuka? really?
      2. he’s straight.
      3. had he REALLY been an LGBT ally, he would have started out saying that he’d dedicate out loud his medal to his LGBT friends, instead of talking about “not walking into someone else’s house and telling them how to raise their children” and “silently dedicating” his medal. BS

      He decided to dare and take the extra step in Russia. Good for him. But it doesn’t excuse his pathetic speech about “other peoples’ homes” and “respecting their laws”.

      he needs to stand up and apologize for that.

      and it still won’t make him “perfect”.. see points 1. and 2.

      Aug 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alterego1980
      alterego1980

      As things stand, any announcer in the world covering the Olympics can see Nick Symmonds on the medal podium (hopefully) at the next Summer Olympics, or even have a conversation about him at Sochi, and talk about how he stood up for equality in the face of morally reprehensible laws from the Russian Gov’t while in Russia. They can’t say that about any other Athlete. Everyone is telling them to “be quiet” “don’t ruin your chances” blah blah blah. I don’t blame him one bit for what he said. I applaud him for it. It was elegant and truthful and he made the case for equality without pissing off everyone telling him to shut up! And he’s not even gay and still fights the good fight!!!!
      I don’t see how or why other crap on him when he’s the only one standing up for what’s right. Your energies should be spent calling out and urging others to speak up and support equality too!

      Aug 15, 2013 at 4:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      @MikeE …o there you go again throwing shade girl. Shade,shade,shade. Are you made that you can’t have him? Is that it?

      Aug 15, 2013 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      Mad!

      Aug 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro
      Polaro

      @B Damion: Seriously, there is always one bitzhy queen to pizs on the parade.

      Aug 15, 2013 at 4:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kevinjabs
      kevinjabs

      I’m going to have to agree with the author. This guy is as close to perfect as it gets. Why can’t I find one just like him that happens to ride the other bus?

      Aug 15, 2013 at 4:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ouragannyc
      ouragannyc

      @B Damion: Child, MikeE is just angry!!!

      Aug 15, 2013 at 4:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      @B Damion: No.

      I don’t want him. he’s straight. Unlike you, I’m not one of those gays who fixates on guys I can’t have. Besides, I’ve been happily married for years.

      However, I have difficulty accepting his first comments regarding the laws in Russia and reconciling them with what he did afterwards.

      If you’re not aware of the douchey comments he made about the Russian laws, about how you “don’t go into someone’s house and tell them how to raise their children”, or that he’s “a guest in their country and respects their laws”. Or how he would “silently” dedicate his medal if he won one.

      In my opinion, all of that makes him not so much the hero you guys would like.

      Take the time to go jerk off to his pictures, get it out of your system, then spend a few minutes googling his previous comments regarding the Russian anti-LGBT laws.

      He owes the LGBT community an apology for his incredibly stupid and unsupportive previous comments. And it’s not like those comments are from years ago. They are barely a week old.

      Aug 15, 2013 at 4:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ouragannyc
      ouragannyc

      @MikeE: I thought his about not wanting to offend the host nation laws was weird.
      But everyone has their perception of what respect means.
      Overall, I believe that he’s friendly to the LGBT community.

      Aug 15, 2013 at 5:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      @MikeE..Yes your grace!

      Aug 15, 2013 at 5:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ouragannyc
      ouragannyc

      Did the Nike commercial ever played in the States?
      I don’t think I ever saw it.
      I thought nudity was not allowed in commercials.

      Aug 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teleny
      Teleny

      Any man that can own and care for a bunny is cool by me!

      Aug 15, 2013 at 6:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scotshot
      scotshot

      @MikeE: It’s easy to sit in the cheap seats and criticize others. Go to Russia, stand on a corner & show him how you think it should be done. Then live with the consequences of your actions.
      You’re being beyond naive to expect anything good to come from the actions that you’re advocating.

      Aug 15, 2013 at 7:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BrandoPolo
      BrandoPolo

      @MikeE: The flaw in Mike’s criticism is that Nick Symmonds was absolutely right: gays DO need to sweep around their own front doors before they start worrying about Russia.

      Gay communities are some of the most openly bigoted places you can find. Gay porn stars refusing to sleep with black guys, gay bars refusing to hire non-security staff that isn’t lily white, gay fashion houses like Andrew Christian refusing to feature anything but white models, gay companies selling black dildoes nicknamed “the thug,” gay magazines never featuring anything but white models. I could go on and on and on.

      If gays are *really* serious about ending discrimination, you don’t have to go all the way to Russia: you can start right here in America in Chelsea and in West Hollywood. All these gay campaigns against hate should only be taken seriously when there’s an equally vociferous campaign to integrate our “no blacks, no Asians” Aryan Youth worshipping communities.

      Remove the plank from thine own eye before you criticize the toothpick in others’.

      Aug 15, 2013 at 8:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mlbumiller
      mlbumiller

      @BrandoPolo: and do forget you are only worth anything if you are under 30 years old and if your are 30+ you are forgiven if you look like a Men’s Fitness model.

      Aug 15, 2013 at 10:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anthony
      Anthony

      I completely disagree with #3 (regarding his mustache). YUCK!

      Aug 15, 2013 at 11:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      That’s it. I’m quitting law school to be an Olympic groupie.

      Aug 16, 2013 at 12:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @ Brandopolo: You have valid points that happen to be true. And the age thing is also true. I will add that Nick is a very attractive man. But I think a gay writer of a gay blog should be very careful in declaring perfection to and for a straight guy. Because there is a large problem within gay circles of too many claiming that they are (straight acting) like it’s some desired trait.

      Aug 16, 2013 at 12:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • manxxxx
      manxxxx

      Wow! Tough crowd. While I don’t think we need to worship at his feet I don’t understand the outrage at his actions. Undeniably he is an ally of the LGBTQ community. The fact that he would say anything should be at minimum acknowledged as positive. We don’t have to grovel, but a simple note of thanks or a virtual smile would do. His reaction and response to the comments of Yelena Isinbayeva,the Russian pole vaulter, demonstrate that he is a man of character.

      Aug 16, 2013 at 3:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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