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Gus Kenworthy's Shirtless Halloween Costumes: The Good, the Bad and the Offensive

Gus Kenworthy's Shirtless Halloween Costumes: The Good, the Bad and the Offensive

Gus Kenworthy's Shirtless Halloween Costumes: The Good, the Bad and the Offensive
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Late last month, Olympic freeskier Gus Kenworthy made headlines when he came out as gay in an interview with ESPN Magazine. Since the interview, he's become more and more visible in mainstream media. 

This was made evident over the past week, when Gus continued to make headlines for his sexy Halloween costumes. One was (admittedly) pretty damn hot, one was meh, and one was just downright wrong. Here's our ranking (and grading) of all the looks Gus served this Halloween season:

The Cop

Grade: A+++

Although there were probably a million hot guys dressed as cops this Halloween, Gus pulls it off nicely in a way only a seasoned Olympic athlete can. *drools* The best part of this costume is that you can't really tell if he's the good cop, ready to protect you from harm, or the bad cop, ready to cuff you and take you away. Either one works for us, and of course, it doesn't hurt that he's shirtless.

The Mouse

Grade: C

Still hot and cute (abs tho!), but so unoriginal. Gus should have just left this costume where it belongs: in Mean Girls.

The Native American 

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Grade: F---

No amount of hot abs and muscles could ever make up for the fact that Gus' appropriated costume of sacred Native American iconography 1) is extremely culturally insensitive and 2) stereotypes a whole group of marginalized and historically oppressed people.

*sigh* Everyone makes mistakes, though. We'll accept your apology (for now), Gus ... but please, please, please DO BETTER.

We're still (cautiously) rooting for you.

What do you think of Gus Kenworthy's Halloween costumes? Let us know in the comments and on Twitter.

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Raffy Ermac

Digital Director, Out.com

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel