Adam Rippon Speaks Out About Wearing a Harness to the 2018 Oscars

The 2018 Oscars were the least watched in almost a decade (not surprising), however one attendee definitely got us talking about something other than the predictable awards that were handed out on Sunday night.

Figure skater Adam Rippon, who won a bronze medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics, definitely got the gay and fashion communities talking about the leather harness that he wore under his Tuxedo.

Comments on social media ranged from "Who are you wearing? Tom of Finland," to "I'm wearing a harness to any formal occasion from now on," and "Biggest winner of @Oscars2018? Whoever got to top #adamrippon."

Amongst all the chaos, Adam issued this tweet on Monday night regarding his controversial attire, which in true form, he stands by completely.


Did you like Adam's harness at the Oscars?  Was it appropriate or no?

James Ivory Now The Oldest Oscar Winner For His Work on Call Me By Your Name

While Call Me By Your Name didn’t receive a heaping of awards at the 90th Annual Academy Awards last night, it did make history with one award it did receive.

Out screenwriter James Ivory won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work adapting the script from the original 2007 novel by André Aciman.

During his acceptance speech, Ivory got on stage, while wearing a shirt with Timothée Chalamet’s face drawn on it, and thanked the two man cast members. He also praised the film itself for its portrayal of first love.

“Whether straight or gay or somewhere in between, we’ve all gone through first love, I hope, mostly intact,” he said.

Not only is this a fantastic win for Call Me By Your Name, but its also a great win for Ivory because he is now the oldest Oscar winner in history.

Ivory also noted this when accepting his award, “Having won the Oscar seems like a hiccup after 90 years. It feels great.”

The 89-year-old also noted the many people who got him to this point. Most significantly, his late business and life partner Ismail Merchant.

Together, the two ran the production company Merchant Ivory. That’s how Ivory built experience producing adaptions to LGBTQ novels.

“I wouldn’t be standing up here without the inspired help I received from my life’s partners, who are gone,” Ivory said.