Mike Pence didn’t stand for the Korean athletes at the Olympicsand Twitter noticed the irony

Four months ago, Vice President Mike Pence created an expensive manufactured outrage when he attended an NFL game but then left before it began because musicians from both teams knelt during the national anthem. The Donald Trump administration has been adamant about musicians standing during the course of its hymn with the president calling Colin Kaepernick a son of a bitch for failing to do so.

So, when Pence didn’t stand for the unified Korean admission during the parade of nations at the Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday, Twitter didn’t overlook the irony. And customers called him out for what they said was blatant hypocrisy.

Pence sat only a few feet away from Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un, but according to reports, they never spoke to each other. Pence and his wife, Karen, reportedly were the only people in that suite not to stand for the Korean delegation, which was made up of South Korean and North Korean athletes during the parade.

“The vice present applauded for the team he’s rooting for. He cheered for the USA, ” a U.S. bureaucrat said, via CNN. “That’s the team he’s going to be applauding for all Olympics. He craves them all to win medals. He’s biased for the Americans.”

This hasn’t been a great Olympics thus far for Pence. He was rent by openly lesbian figure skater Adam Rippon for his anti-LGBTQ panoramas, and freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, who’s likewise gay, wrote on Instagram, “The 2018 Winter Olympic Gaymes are officially under way! I’m so proud to be representative of LGBTQ community alongside this amazing guy! Eat your nerve out, Pence.”

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