Openly LGBT Sochi Olympic Gold Medalist 'Cuddles' w/ Putin
We're just using her words! Dutch speed skater Ireen Wust became the first openly LGBT athlete to win gold at the Sochi Olympics and it appears she got in a celebratory cuddle with anti-gay Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The first openly gay gold medalist at the Sochi Olympic games says she got “a cuddle” from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust told Dutch national broadcaster NOS, "I got a cuddle from him," at a party held in her honor. "He congratulated me and asked if everything was OK in Russia and I congratulated him on (Russian speedskater) Olga Graf, of course, for her third place (in the 3,000 meters). He was happy to see me, but then he had to leave again. But I cuddled him."
John van Vliet, a spokesman for the Netherlands' Olympics Committee, said Putin gave Wust a quick hug and wished her well.
Here's ABC News' short video report on "cuddle-gate":
Wust identifies as bisexual and is currently dating a man. What do you think of her cuddle with Putin, Instincters?