Amini Fonua, an Olympic swimmer from Tonga and one of the many openly gay athletes competing at the games, had a thing or two to say to the straight Daily Beast writer, Nico Hines, who outed athletes with his not-funny-but-it-tried-so-hard-to-be-funny Grindr-In-Rio story.
The negative response to the article was swift and layered. Critics claim Hines was able to simultaneously out athletes from countries where it can be dangerous (and deadly) to be gay while also slut-shaming them. Oh, and he's a straight white dude, so obviously him being on Grindr to lure athletes for a story is totally cool, right?
Fonua took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the story and Hines, and he didn't hold back.
@NicoHines You fucking disgust me. Do you realize how many people's lives you just ruined without any good reason but clickbait journalism?— Amini Fonua (@AminiFonua) August 11, 2016