Here is the funny story of the day and Gus's apologizes
If it’s usual that kids dream to go higher and can fake footage production to make this dream alive. But yesterday, It’s Gus Kenworthy the guy who won a lot of medals at X Games and even an Olympic one, who photoshop his own picture to look higher. The problem, he got caught and by no one else than pete Olenick which knows what going big in the pipe means.
Two things maybe to keep from this story beside a lot of laughs.
1 – Gus is a still a human being not that confident on himself or he just a guy who never get enough.
2 – Gus is really good at photoshop
3 – He got balls to explain his mistake
4 – Do shit, then apologize and becomes a Hero
Full story here on NS : http://www.newschoolers.com/forum/thread/824584/Gus-Kenworthy-Photoshops-his-own-photos-?page=1
Gus Kenworthy :
“I don’t have much to say other than that I’m sorry. I feel like a pretty big loser right now. I have talked about wanting to live authentically and then I fucked with a picture to make it more impressive. I think I have just felt the need to try and impress you guys, the skiers that follow me, a lot since I came out. A lot of you unfollowed me after I came out and that’s fine, I’d actually rather that than have people following me and making fun of me and leaving hurtful comments. I spend about half of my time on Instagram deleting comments from kids calling me a faggot or worse and blocking the kids that wrote them. The thing that sucks about it though is that when I look at their pages, those kids are almost entirely young skiers. It genuinely bums me out to get that kind of negativity on my page from kids who I had hoped would’ve been the one’s able to connect with me, regardless of my sexuality, over a shared love of skiing. Anyway, I know that after an 8 month hiatus from skiing last spring / summer because of a blown knee and then coming out publicly in the fall that there hadn’t been much ski-related content on my page in a while and that my audience had changed quite a lot. That’s why I’ve tried to go as hard as possible since my first day back on snow this season.
That’s why I filmed and posted the little insta-edits on the rails at Keystone and Breck to show that I was back and that yes I was a “faggot” but that it didn’t change anything in terms of my skiing capabilities. Yes, I sheepishly admit that I used an app on my phone to make the picture in the pipe look bigger. Why? I don’t really know. While I was posting it I thought to myself, “this is so lame. People are gonna notice” but stupidly I ignored my better judgment and posted it anyway. I just wanted to post a ski picture that would be impressive. In hindsight it was really fucking stupid and it’s embarrassing to have to admit that I did that. I am not proud of it but, sometimes, I can be a very insecure person and as a result I have said and done some things that don’t align with the type of person I want to be. This being one of those instances. I thought about trying to say I didn’t photoshop the pic and that it was the way it was sent to me but I think it’s better to just own up to it. It was a mistake and it won’t happen again. I deleted the picture, I don’t know what else to do beyond that. I’m sorry for being an idiot. Hope you’re all having a good season so far.”
BTW Gus went big on the Big Air too