The "Is Patrick O'Dell Gay?" Fanart Contest

VICE New York office, Epicly Later'd's Patrick O'Dell would spend the better part of his mornings cleaning up libelous edits to his wikipedia page, mostly concerning his sexuality. Now that his wiki page is gone we're asking you to send in your thought...

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Dec 7 2010, 12:28pm

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Years ago, when he worked out of the VICE New York office, Epicly Later'd's Patrick O'Dell would spend the better part of his mornings cleaning up libelous edits to his wikipedia page, mostly concerning his sexuality. This de-slandering campaign reached a feverish crescendo when then-associate editor Baby Balls overheard Patrick complaining about all the fag-bashing and spent the next fifty minutes continuously re-editing the page from across the room incorporating things he had just said into the detailed descriptions of how his being openly gay has impacted the world of skateboarding, GLAAD awards, etc. Sadly, the wikipedia overlords decided to pull an angry-mom-on-a-car-trip move and now there is no longer a page for Patrick O'Dell for any of us to enjoy. But as they say, whenever the internet closes a door, it opens a weird, differently-formatted door. And so, courtesy of that site that turns iChat conversations into videos and some friends of Patrick's with a reasonable amount of free time on their hands, O'Dell's legacy as the Jobriath of skateboarding soldiers ever onward.

If you've got your own feelings as to Patrick's sexual leanings, we encourage you to submit them to vice@viceland.com in whatever medium you think best suits it. The best one will get some sort of reward unless Patrick reads this and makes us pull it down. Actually, let's make that the deadline. Happy fanarting!

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