As 2018 heads off into the sunset, looming on the horizon are those New Years resolutions we all make in an attempt to better ourselves in the next 365 days.
Get back to the gym, drink less, work harder, be a better person – all worthy aspirations.
But out Olympian (and self-proclaimed ‘America’s Sweetheart’) Adam Rippon has other ideas.
Rippon tweeted over the weekend that one of his New Years resolutions is to “give off more BDE.”
One of my New Years resolutions is to give off more BDE and also more HGE (horse girl energy)
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) December 29, 2018
Ah yes, BDE or “Big Dick Energy.”
BDE became a social media ‘thing’ in the aftermath of CNN personality Anthony Bourdain’s passing when Toronto-based screenwriter & freelance journalist Grant Kyrell tweeted the phrase in honor of the deceased Bourdain.
we’re talking about how anthony bourdain had big dick energy which is what he would have wanted
— vampire workday (@imbobswaget) June 9, 2018
Over 7K ‘likes’ and hundreds of retweets led to the phrase becoming uber-popular.
So popular, in fact, that Kyrell later lamented to The Guardian that he made nothing from coining the buzz phrase.
Next thing you know, folks were talking about SNL’s Pete Davidson’s BDE after then-fiancé Ariana Grande spilled the news in a tweet (since deleted) about the size of his massive junk.
Pete davidson is 6’3 with dark circles, exudes big dick energy, looks evil but apparently is an angel, and loves his girl publicly the only thing wrong w him is that he’s a scorpio but anyway…..id married him within a month too
— Tina (@babyvietcong) June 23, 2018
Writing for The Cut, Allison P. Davis describes BDE as “a quiet confidence and ease with oneself that comes from knowing you have an enormous penis and you know what to do with it.”
"It’s not cockiness, it’s not a power trip — it’s the opposite: a healthy, satisfied, low-key way you feel yourself,” she adds.
Davis also notes that BDE does not necessarily require a large wang. “What we’re talking about is really more of an aura, a vibe,” writes Davis.
For instance, hottie Chris Evans tops list after list of men with BDE as do Will & Grace alum Bobby Cannavale and movie star Idris Elba.
And it’s worth noting you don’t even have be a guy to swing some BDE. Rihanna has it, as does Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett.
Let’s face it – BDE rocks.
And it’s the total antithesis of toxic masculinity, which we totally don’t need any more of in the world.
You know – guys like Donald Trump who project what they think is ‘strong’ or ‘masculine’ when they’re just trying to pretend they have BDE.
But they don’t.
We definitely see Adam owning his BDE. Especially when he’s on the ice doing what he does so well.
Even though Adam’s retired from competitive skating, he’s still sharing those hard-earned skills with his fans. Check out this clip Adam posted on his Instagram filmed in conjunction with On Ice Perspectives.
Skating to Lady Gaga’s “Shallow,” Adam shows how he already wears his BDE effortlessly.
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