Johnny Weir "I Am A Man" - Gotta Love Him!!

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 25, 2010 6:40 PM GMT
    If you didn't catch his press conference, he said some great words that I hope will be heard by many.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/video/player/woly/18319952;_ylt=Agpmg8dxyGNTSuYGCW3C4mh9sbV_#woly/18319952


  • yogadudeSEATT...

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    Feb 25, 2010 9:30 PM GMT
    right on, Curious. Thanks for posting this! Johnny Weir is so articulate and I am so proud he used this controversy as a teaching opportunity.
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    Feb 25, 2010 9:32 PM GMT
    The kid is very unique and original aside from being talented.
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    Feb 25, 2010 9:38 PM GMT
    Love Johnny!
  • treader

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    Feb 25, 2010 9:40 PM GMT

    Johnny Weir really bugged me before the Olympics. He just could NOT seem to plainly say 'Hey, I'm gay and I'm a figure skater. Big Deal. Not all male figure skaters are gay but I just happen to be. It's apart of me just as everyone's sexuality is a part of them.'. He just danced around the issue. He didn't want to be labeled 'THE gay figure skater'.

    During the Olympics and now after, he has been very cool and I have to say that he earn my respect back.

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 25, 2010 9:56 PM GMT
    treader said
    Johnny Weir really bugged me before the Olympics. He just could NOT seem to plainly say 'Hey, I'm gay and I'm a figure skater. Big Deal. Not all male figure skaters are gay but I just happen to be. It's apart of me just as everyone's sexuality is a part of them.'. He just danced around the issue. He didn't want to be labeled 'THE gay figure skater'.

    During the Olympics and now after, he has been very cool and I have to say that he earn my respect back.




    Why should he have to say "Hey, I'm gay and I'm a figure skater"? It's not like he was in the closet or anything. Whether he is gay or not does not, nor should it, have anything to do with him being a figure skater. Others wanted to make it an issue, he refused to let it be. Good for him.
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    Feb 25, 2010 10:05 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    treader said
    Johnny Weir really bugged me before the Olympics. He just could NOT seem to plainly say 'Hey, I'm gay and I'm a figure skater. Big Deal. Not all male figure skaters are gay but I just happen to be. It's apart of me just as everyone's sexuality is a part of them.'. He just danced around the issue. He didn't want to be labeled 'THE gay figure skater'.

    During the Olympics and now after, he has been very cool and I have to say that he earn my respect back.




    Why should he have to say "Hey, I'm gay and I'm a figure skater"? It's not like he was in the closet or anything. Whether he is gay or not does not, nor should it, have anything to do with him being a figure skater. Others wanted to make it an issue, he refused to let it be. Good for him.



    I was about to say the same thing!
  • OutdoorAdvent...

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    Feb 25, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
    treader said
    Johnny Weir really bugged me before the Olympics. He just could NOT seem to plainly say 'Hey, I'm gay..."

    Because it's none of your business, or mine.
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    Feb 25, 2010 11:01 PM GMT
    Here is the link.
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    Feb 26, 2010 1:00 AM GMT
    not a big Weir fan as he has rubbed me the wrong way with his attention seeking in the past

    Also usually has no problem in putting down Lysacek and then he complains that none of his fellow skaters called with any support. Um Johnny maybe if you stopped with your remarks about them, then they would be there to support you. He dug his own hole with his previous attitudes.

    Heres a blurb from an article a year back........"If he doesn’t want to skate to music that’s pretty and wear a pretty costume, then go rollerblade or skateboard or do one of those extreme sports,” Weir said of Lysacek.

    Used to the outspoken Weir needling him from afar, Lysacek did not take the bait, and kept driving his truck down a Los Angeles highway.

    “It’s a distraction,” he said, “but Johnny doesn’t affect how I skate and how I push myself. If this is what it takes for figure skating to attract some attention, I can live with that.”

    Why should Weir be telling Lysacek how to skate. Obviously lately hes been skating better than him, myabe Weir needs to focus on his skating rather than trying to be a media spectacle and having a reality show.

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    Feb 26, 2010 3:38 AM GMT
    His skating was amazing, but that outfit was a hot mess. Even Bjork would have said "WTF?".icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 26, 2010 3:50 AM GMT
    Good for him!
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    Feb 26, 2010 4:00 AM GMT
    treader said
    Johnny Weir really bugged me before the Olympics. He just could NOT seem to plainly say 'Hey, I'm gay and I'm a figure skater.



    Maybe he hasn't said this because when his figure skating career is over he wants a new career as an NBC flamboyant figure skating commentator who never comes out of the closet, gets married, and..... Oh wait. NBC already has one of those.

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  • Webster666

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    Feb 26, 2010 4:10 AM GMT
    And, if Scott Hamilton's screeching voice gets any higher, only dogs will be able to hear it.

    BTW, don't some of these commentators know that, when you have a microphone, there's no need to scream every word ?
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    Feb 26, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    The lady needs to die. I can't stand her OBVIOUS comments, like

    "O no, falls cost points."
    "Jumps are crucial"
    "Spins are crucial"
    "Technique is crucial"
    "The dancing element is crucial"
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    Feb 26, 2010 6:39 AM GMT
    Good for him. I think he is unnecessarily rude when talking about his team mates, but he was spot on on this issue. Given his past remarks and general tendency towards the obnoxious, I started to cringe, but I was surprised when it was a well thought out, intelligent and mature response to those assholes.
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    Feb 26, 2010 12:44 PM GMT
    Good job Johnny...
  • rdberg1957

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    Feb 26, 2010 12:55 PM GMT
    Yeah, I really like Johnny. I do. I kinda would like to be him, really out there, skating flamboyantly, full of himself. He's a very passionate guy.
  • Timbales

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    Feb 26, 2010 1:28 PM GMT
    Skating is subjectively judged. If you are going to intentionally project a polarizing persona, you're going to pay the price.
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    Aug 24, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    Gay guys discussing the finer points of figure skating. Who woulda thunk it. Maybe there is something that requires gay/bi men to be fascinated with figure skating. Must be something as I read this thread and even posted to it LOL
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    Aug 24, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    I've never really been into figure skating but I'm so in love with Johnny! He's so funny, fierce and talented. I don't think he really needed to say he was gay, it's more than a little obvious. Other people made it an issue.
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    Aug 24, 2011 3:31 AM GMT
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  • dancedancekj

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    Aug 24, 2011 3:33 AM GMT
    I like Johnny and like that he's an advocate, but he danced a far easier routine than his competitors, which is why he placed where he did this last time around. That's my main issue with his creativity - he didn't display the technique to back it up, and I can't help but think he might have a better program had he not been so concerned about showboating...
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    Nov 21, 2012 3:16 AM GMT

    JACK: "Would you punish me for something I didn't do


    TEACHER:" Of course not.


    JACK: "Good, because I haven't done my homework
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    Nov 21, 2012 4:07 AM GMT
    treader saidI have to say that he earn my respect back.

    he needed it in the first place?