The epitome of stereotypical gayness

  • ArmsandLegs

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    Apr 30, 2009 3:54 AM GMT
    Figureskating, Lady GaGa and that trendy mullet-ish hair...

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    Apr 30, 2009 5:35 AM GMT
    vom
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    Apr 30, 2009 6:12 AM GMT
    Well, it's pretty damned gay and that's just fine. He's enjoying himself and probably living out his dreams. I say the more power to him.
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    Apr 30, 2009 6:21 AM GMT
    And your problem is exactly?

    You try doing that.. on a pair of skates.. I can barely skate.


    p.s. dude look at half the pics in your own profile and we'll talk about stereotypical gayness...
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    Apr 30, 2009 6:55 AM GMT
    The skating is fab, the song is hot. What kills the woody for me is the television production, with the sparkle video effect, the slow-mo recap at the end with split screens and a wink. I think that's the reason Blades of Glory was created.
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    Apr 30, 2009 9:18 AM GMT
    it artististic and athletic, it was entertaining. Johnny has talentand & athletic ability.Gee a homo to boot. Thank Toller Cranston for this kind of performance.
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    Apr 30, 2009 9:24 AM GMT
    Watching the clip put a smile on my face (and I love the song, too). The man's more athletic and talented than most of us could ever hope to be.

    I think you should be celebrating his talent, not bashing it.

    And how did you come across this video? Were you actively searching for it? If so, why? The epitome of stereotypical gayness isn't this video, it's the picture in your profile of you trying to shove a pumpkin up your ass. Now THAT'S gay!

    NewbieNew, it's okay to be gay. It's the new black, you know.
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    Apr 30, 2009 10:12 AM GMT
    "Stereotypical Gayness" Really?!? You really have no bloody clue how much skill and athleticism it takes to do this do you? icon_eek.gif I have been involved in sports since I was a child. I could NEVER do that.
    Are you sure you're not a member of the breeder community? You certainly sound like one!
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    Apr 30, 2009 10:29 AM GMT
    There's nothing stereotypical about him that I can see.

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    Apr 30, 2009 12:36 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidThe skating is fab, the song is hot. What kills the woody for me is the television production, with the sparkle video effect, the slow-mo recap at the end with split screens and a wink. I think that's the reason Blades of Glory was created.


    this movie is super hilarious!!!
  • Timbales

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    Apr 30, 2009 12:57 PM GMT
    not really a fan of skating, the routines never synch up to the music in my opinion
  • torontoguy222...

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    Apr 30, 2009 1:33 PM GMT
    Haha, yes, very gay indeed. But so what? Most figure skaters tend to be on the gay side anyways. He's certainly got talent and was having a good time, and the audience seemed to love it.

    The real beef I have about the figure skating world is how most male skaters (some who are so obviously gay) in no way acknowledge their sexuality. Maybe more of an issue is how skating bodies in no way help foster any sexual honesty. In fact, there was some recent controversy over Skate Canada's move to try to "toughen up" the image of figure skating. A video report on CBC actually featured the straight jockish type of figure skater that Skate Canada has chosen to propagate this new image. Check out this article:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090203.wskate04/BNStory/GlobeSportsOther/

    It's really quite absurd and on the verge of homophobic. I'd say a majority of male figure skaters are gay. To so vehemently deny this is anti-gay and hetero-normative on so many levels.

    Good for Johnny Weir to be himself in this vid. Short of formally coming out (which is a private matter), this is, I think, an overt testament to his sexuality, without actually saying "I'm gay."

    Tony
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    Apr 30, 2009 1:52 PM GMT
    Damn! The man can skate. Glad he's one of ours.
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Apr 30, 2009 1:52 PM GMT
    It's an awesome tune!!....And I must have missed that memo...He is gay???icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 30, 2009 1:59 PM GMT
    Poor Newbie you really stepped into it....huh? icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif

    I feel we have a pot calling the kettle thing going here what do you. Did youany Johnny get your make-up done by the same make-up artist?icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Apr 30, 2009 2:04 PM GMT
    i liked it. i think you should reconsider the impression you're making here.
  • MusicMan87

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    Apr 30, 2009 2:26 PM GMT
    Yea, he's got some serious skill. My ex-gf met him when he came and trained at Fairfax Ice Arena for a little while, she totally had a crush on him haha but then again she dated me... so she must love the gays haha
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    Apr 30, 2009 2:31 PM GMT
    Hmmm, that routine calls for more leather and, if possible, silver glitter.
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    Apr 30, 2009 2:40 PM GMT
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    Apr 30, 2009 3:08 PM GMT
    I think the guy deserves props for doing what extremely few of us could even attempt. Think of the thousands of hours he has put into his sport. Nothing stereotypical about it - - - - the plain fact is he turned in a perfect performance in his event and exhibited great athletic ability. We should all be happy he is one of us!
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    Apr 30, 2009 3:08 PM GMT
    Oh Myicon_eek.gif
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    Apr 30, 2009 3:19 PM GMT


    Oh man, here we go again.

    Nice vid, talented skater. We watched confused, as a young man skated and the audience roared its appreciation. What's the deal?


    wyrlyn brought up a good example of 'stereotyping' - though we don't call it that as we don't find the behaviour of Chris Tucker's character typical at all. We think that gay guys that act like that are being funny, campy and humorous.
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    Apr 30, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
    A dear friend of mine was a professional skater, now retired due to age. He's also done drag in later years, the very model of a stereotypical gay in some minds. I still address him as "Tiffany" on the phone when we chat, being 1500 miles away now, and he calls me "Bubbles." Not after my own drag character, but for a silly Nathan Lane vocal impersonation I sometimes do, inspired by his character in "The Birdcage" movie.

    I hope you don't have a problem with gay skaters. As a child I was enthralled with Sonja Henie movies, imagined myself a skater someday (didn't happen).

    Some pics of Norwegian Sonja Henie, who literally invented popular interest in the art of figure skating in the 1920s & 30s, considered by many as the most influential skater in history.

    When she went to Hollywood in the late 1930s, and starred in box-office-hit movies featuring her figure skating:

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    1936 Olympics, when she won her 3rd consecutive Gold Medal (1928, 1932, 1936), as well as her 10th World Championship that year, unequaled to this day:

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    The movie "Sun Valley Serenade" (1941). They covered the ice with a perfectly level 1/4"-thick layer of water, an incredible accomplishment in itself, to create the fantastic mirror effect with special lighting. Henie doesn't do some of the athletic stunts we see today, but her grace and artistry are still unmatched to this day. About 4:28 into this she does an extended solo, proving she was the greatest, most beautiful & graceful skater who ever lived. When I think of figure skating, this is the image I have:

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    Apr 30, 2009 3:27 PM GMT
    Newbie, are you a 3-time national champion, a world medalist, and an Olympian in anything? If not, I'd stay quiet, thanks.

    mmm, as a figure skating fan.... I must say I have been a Johnny Weir fan for a long time, ever since he came up to seniors in 03 (or 02).... Heres some more from him through the years.






    Anyway, he's a fantastic skater.
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    Apr 30, 2009 4:13 PM GMT
    I'm not sure of the venue, but would venture to say that song is probably in bad taste in such a public venue. It was oversees, so their idea of taste differs and probably wasn't an issue. BUT, good luck if he attempts to do that here. Even Figure Skating isn't that open! He's exceptionally talented and if he took the glam out of it could probably be taken more seriously.

    As for the hair, I've long foretold that Mr. Weir would end up being one of those guys that sticks with a look for decades, even through old age. You know the type, the 50yrolds that still have bleach-blonde-bowl-cuts!