From: Favorite Hunks & Other Things
|Long hair only works on some guys, but this guy wears it well. Beautiful pic!|
|Think these guys should have a yard sale, a bottle drive to raise some cash for some uniforms... |
I have heard of shirts and skins, but this is a bit much...
|Olympic photographers in Rio |
Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Hines, who is straight, posed as a gay man on Grindr and connected with closeted gay athletes in Rio's Olympic village. His first version of the article contained enough personal information about some gay athletes that they could be identified (A Slate writer said he could ID five). By Hines' admission, some of these athletes were from countries where being gay is illegal, putting them at risk should they be identified. It's the nightmare of any LGBT person who is not yet able to come out.The article was journalistic malpractice of the highest order. Who thought this was a good idea? Which editor OKd the idea? Which editor(s) read the first version and OKd it for publication? Were any LGBT Daily Beast editorial staff consulted before the story ran? Why did the story stay up the entire day, with only modest changes and a different headline? Why has the Daily Beast not been transparent about any investigation? What has happened to Hines — was he suspended? fired? He is still listed on the website as its London editor, though he has not written any story since the Grindr one was spiked.
2016 comes to an end and still no apology from @nicohines or the @dailybeast. It looks like he still works there too https://t.co/IyduMkIJxO— Jack (@twitmax18) December 31, 2016
And yes, @NicoHines, I know you're still on Twitter. Maybe you should say something about this entire debacle, yeah? Spineless cur. pic.twitter.com/PNFRvPOpRB— Metriko Oni (@metrikoni) January 23, 2017
I don't feel like forgetting that @thedailybeast published @NicoHines outing article and neither have made a decent apology— ERROR 24 (@XEN_OS) January 22, 2017
Basically @JohnAvlon promised editorial changes @ the Daily Beast in response to Nico hines trying to get gay men killed. Anything happened?— W (@formerlyfrozen) January 18, 2017
i still check nico hines' twitter page once a day pic.twitter.com/4FJbFmnu5W— FarmersOnlyVEVO (@missunitedface) January 17, 2017
I assume every Grindr profile that messages me without a picture is Nico Hines working on his next story.— Tyler Thurston (@reedthurston) January 4, 2017
Nico Hines' twitter account is a stop on my virtual twitter tour. visitors can see the exact moment Vesuvius erupted on him. frozen in time.— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) December 20, 2016
'We left wet, muddy and slightly nauseous.'
'We went off on location and had a really good laugh as well as getting some great shots. He made the shoot incredibly easy as he is full of ideas and has a natural ability to use light and scenery to make the most of his appearance. By the end of the shoot, we were definitely going to be working together again.'
'However, there was a large pool of water in front row of it with car tires dotted about. We started jumping from tire to tire until it became clear they were quite unstable and slippy. It also turned out there was a strong smell of sulphur whenever the water was disturbed. A yellow sign on the gated entrance warned of toxic gases. We left wet, muddy and slightly nauseous. Never used that location again.'