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People Are Still Really, Really Mad At That Straight Reporter Who Outed Gay Athletes In Rio

by Graham Gremore August 12, 2016


Just about 24 hours ago, Nico Hines (pictured) became the Internet’s most hated man, and the fury shows no signs of dying down anytime soon.

Related: Everyone’s Pissed At This Straight Journalist Who Used Grindr To Out Gay Athletes In Rio

Hines, who is white, straight and married with a kid, has been in Rio covering the Olympics for The Daily Beast. As part of his reporting, he thought it would be hilarious to create a fake Grindr profile and bait closeted gay athletes then write all about it. Apparently, his editors thought this would be hilarious, too, because they signed off on it.

Related: Newspaper Claims Two Male Olympians Hugging Is Unmanly; Internet Goes Bananas

Well, very shortly after the article was published Thursday morning, a backlash ensued. The Daily Beast quickly updated the story and issued an apology (it has since been removed from the site entirely), and Hines went radio silent on Twitter. But people are still infuriated, and understandably so.

Check out what they’ve have been saying…


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