Megan Rapinoe shocked to learn that 'pino' means pornography in the Bronx: 'I love pino! On it since day one'
Rapinoe, who is currently on a press tour following the World Cup win just two weeks ago, appeared on Showtime’s 'Desus & Mero'
Megan Rapinoe, whose name is synonymous with equal pay and LGBTQ rights, recently learned that "pino", in the Bronx, is slang for—wait for it—pornography.
And, of course, she took it in stride.
Rapinoe, who is currently on a press tour following the historic World Cup win just two weeks ago, appeared on Showtime’s 'Desus & Mero'.
Desus Nice and The Kid Mero wasted no time in letting Rapinoe know a little something about the Bronx slang.
"So, you know the last four letters of your name mean something near and dear to our heart. Pino. Do you know what that is a reference to?” Desus asked the guest.
Rapinoe, looking like a total badass in her leather jacket and her signature pixie, looked absolutely clueless and said she had no idea.
"Adult films,” whispered Mero. Rapinoe's face immediately broke into a smile.
“Is it?” the surprised Rapinoe asked.
"Yeah, that’s what we call pornography,” said Desus.
“Really, I had no idea,” replied Rapinoe, laughing with the hosts.
"You can imagine the joy on our faces when we were like...” continued Mero. “We have Rapinoe in the house!” interrupted Desus.
After a brief chant of "We love Pino", the champion said "I love pino! Big fan. Longtime fan… On it since day one."
The three burst into laughter.
The hosts then moved on to a more serious topic—Rapinoe's feud with White House.
The hosts joked about White House's junk food siesta for the Clemson Tigers in January.
She said that no amount of chicken nuggets would make her go, but she did say what would be a good place to start. "I am a big chicken nugget fan, but... Maybe 15 major policy changes. We can start there.”
Rapinoe had earlier denied Trump's invitation to the White House saying that she does not support all that she stands for.
“I am not going to fake it,” she said, “hobnob with the president, who is clearly against so many of the things that I am [for] and so many of the things that I actually am. I have no interest in extending our platform to him.”
Her statements caused an outrage on Twitter which, of course, was silenced when Rapinoe and her team won the World Cup.