It looks like the Olympics have officially given the boot to Nico Hines, the guy who won a Gold Medal in unethical journalism for that incredibly homophobic Daily Beast article in which he treated being gay like a sport and outed a bunch of gay and bi athletes.
In case you missed it, Hynes is a straight, married man who posed as a gay man on the dating app Grindr in Rio as a way to lure in gay athletes and then wrote about it. For good measure, he made a lot of references to the stereotype of gay men being promiscuous. Not only is that very unethical on many levels, he also described the athletes in enough detail that he outed a bunch of athletes against their will, including some from countries where it is illegal to be gay.
The internet responded with swift and justified viciousness.
What was the most awful takeaway from that Daily Beast Grindr Olympics article?— Adam Sass (@TheAdamSass) August 11, 2016