Actor Wil Wheaton slams US for first Olympic gold medal

19-year-old Ginny Thrasher wins first Olympic gold for shooting, actor Wil Wheaton slams, then says it was a "joke."
Ginny Thrasher. Screengrab: Twitter/U.S. Olympic Team

Nineteen-year-old Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the 2016 Rio Olympics in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event on Saturday.  But that apparently didn’t sit too well with actor Wil Wheaton, who had some choice words to say on the subject.

take our poll - story continues below

What is your top alternative to Facebook? - FIXED

  • What is your top alternative to Facebook?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Conservative Firing Line updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: Lost 2014 Video: Two Weeks Before Unexpected Death, Joan Rivers Said Barack ‘gay,’ Michelle a ‘transgender’

Naturally, it didn’t sit too well with a whole lot of folks:

That doesn’t matter to liberals like Wheaton.  In their view, guns suck and so does the U.S.

Wheaton actually got around to congratulating Thrasher for her gold medal win:

And he took a stab at those who criticized him by calling them stupid, while admitting his alleged “joke” wasn’t very good:

And he wasn’t finished bashing the “stupid people” who took him to task for his tasteless tweet:

It’s not the first time Wheaton stepped in it on Twitter, as we noted here.

Chances are, it won’t be the last.

Twitchy summed it up this way: “Shut up, Wesley.”

We agree.


If you haven’t checked out and liked our Facebook page, please go here and do so.


Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.