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Homophobic Journalist Kicked Out Of Rio After The Olympics Officially Condemn The Daily Beast's Grindr Report!

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Serves him right!

As we previously reported, The Daily Beast seriously crossed a line last week when it published a report on sexual activity at the 2016 Summer Olympics, effectively outing a number of gay athletes in the process.

While Nico Hines didn't use any names in his story on Grindr usage in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Village, the straight journalist did provide sports and nations for many closeted competitors… including countries that lack gay rights!

Photo: 16 Out Olympians To Watch At The 2016 Rio Olympics!

The Daily Beast initially responded to readers' complaints by simply removing any identifying information from the dating app article before eventually taking it down — but it turns out that wasn't good enough for the International Olympic Committee!

In fact, the IOC actually spoke out against the "simply unacceptable" homophobic report in an emailed statement to OutSports on Sunday, suggesting that Nico has been removed from the Games entirely, saying:

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Straight Journalist Uses Grindr To Out Gay Olympic Athletes In Rio — Subjecting Them To Life-Threatening Consequences

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Who could possibly think this was a good idea?!

While the 2016 Summer Olympic games have already had their fair share of controversy in the first week, none of the scandals have really had potentially deadly repercussions… until now, that is.

That's because a reporter for The Daily Beast decided it would be a good idea to download Grindr and write a story about all the people who contacted him on the dating app in the Olympic Village on Wednesday.

Oh yeah… and the journalist, Nico Hines, just so happens to be straight!

Photo: 16 Out Olympians To Watch At The 2016 Rio Olympics!

Apparently, the website — which claims to love confronting "bullies, bigots, and hypocrites" — didn't see the harm in listing closeted LGBT athletes' chosen sports and corresponding countries, including one nation that is heavily anti-gay!

What's worse is that Editor-in-Chief John Avlon actually addressed readers' concerns by removing the names of countries after the fact… but decided to keep the majority of the post intact.

Luckily, out celebs like Gus Kenworthy, Tyler Oakley, and other individuals with common sense condemned the homophobic piece, saying:

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