Olympic swimmer Amini Fonua has emerged as a gay hero in the aftermath of a despicable article published by writer Nico Hines for The Daily Beast (not linking because they don’t deserve our traffic). Hines, a straight man, went on Grindr in the Rio Olympic Village to lure and subsequently out gay athletes, some of whom come from countries where being out of the closet could have dangerous or even deadly consequences. The Daily Beast has since taken the article down after grabbing all those pageviews and ad dollars.
Fonua, who is out of the closet and comes from Tonga, itself a conservative country, was rightly outraged by the article and took to social media to eloquently express everything that was wrong it. In a very satisfying culmination, Fonua posted the following on Instagram yesterday:
Yo @nicohines & @thedailybeast – if what you were looking for on Grindr was hot ass (and I don’t see any other reason why you’d be on there) here you have mine in all its proud glory. Now, kiss it and fuck off 👅🖕🏼 #pride