Dick Durbin politicizes Chloe Kim win while Daily Beast shames her churro and ice cream eating

By now you’ve probably hear about 17-year-old Chloe Kim who won gold medal yesterday for the United States in snowboarding. She had folks on Twitter literally in tears after her breathtaking performance coupled with her dad and his homemade sign cheering her on:

Chloe Kim has thrown down the HAMMER with her first run. #WinterOlympics https://t.co/D65Nuoyydu pic.twitter.com/r6UJ7df38X

— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 13, 2018

You wanna make me cry? Show me this picture of Chloe Kim’s dad right before she hits the half-pipe. Yea, that’ll do it. pic.twitter.com/IilYKUz8xr

— Rebecca (@BeckksSG) February 13, 2018

And here she is in tears during the national anthem:

.@chloekimsnow takes the podium. #WinterOlympics pic.twitter.com/kXTVriC2nL

— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 13, 2018

Chloe credits the sacrifices her dad, who emigrated to America from Korea, and family made to help her reach her goal:

Athletes aren’t the only ones who make sacrifices. @chloekimsnow‘s father quit his job to help her achieve her Olympic dreams. #WinterOlympics pic.twitter.com/JRjszzZIZQ

— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 13, 2018

Kim, who was born in California, still has many family members in Korea who watched her compete for the first time:

Happy tears! Sharing this moment, @chloekimsnow Grandma, 2 aunts & 3 cousins who live in Korea. This is 1st time they’ve seen her race in person. #SoSpecial #TeamUSA #OlympicsOn11 pic.twitter.com/nJsTUokFNa

— Cheryl Preheim (@CherylPreheim) February 13, 2018

And then Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) used her wonderful story to score political points on the Senate floor:

WATCH: “@ChloeKimSnow‘s story is the story of #immigration in America” –@SenatorDurbin on the Senate Floor #Olympics pic.twitter.com/eYRaNqQnMe

— FWD.us (@FWD_us) February 13, 2018

Can’t we have one politics-free day? JUST ONE?

But it gets worse…

Chloe has delighted fans with the sharing of her eating habits on Twitter. Eating habits that include churros and ice cream:

Oh and I also had 2 churros today and they were pretty bomb so if you ever get nervous go eat a churro

— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 11, 2018

Could be down for some ice cream rn

— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 12, 2018

NBC even surprised her with churros and ice cream on set this morning:

.@chloekimsnow wanted ice cream, @davidchang delivered.

Chloe was surprised with a BOMB churro ice cream sandwich just hours after winning her first Olympic #gold medal. #BestOfUS pic.twitter.com/JYoua48M9E

— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 13, 2018

She’s a gold medal winning churro eater too. A huge congrats to @chloekimsnow on today’s big win via @TODAYshow pic.twitter.com/FDLyAQXYLC

— Craig Melvin (@craigmelvin) February 13, 2018

But from The Daily Beast, Chloe gets a lecture:

No, you should not start eating like @chloekimsnow. https://t.co/d9ch1C9V3w

— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) February 13, 2018

FFS. How many calories a day does an Olympic athlete burn again? Let her eat in peace!


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