Johnny Weir 'Not Family Friendly' Enough For Stars On Ice?

lainey

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I've put this in the other Johnny thread but I wanted it to have an outing of it own.

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Johnny Weir represented the United States in the Vancouver Olympics last month, but that accomplishment is evidently not enough to earn him a spot on the Stars on Ice Tour. Nobody doubts the American figure skater's skill: in addition to competing at the Torino Olympics in 2006, he finished sixth at the 2010 Winter Olympics and is a three-time national champion.

Rather, it seems Weir may have been left off the team because he is "not family friendly." As GLAAD notes, such a claim "would be a clear jab at his perceived sexual orientation." The blog post continues:

Weir is extremely involved with his family. He is putting his younger brother through college, and supports the family financially because his father's disability prohibits him from working. Weir's dedication to his family can be clearly documented in the Sundance series, Be Good Johnny Weir, which follows him and his family and friends through his life and career as a championship skater.

"It is for real. I’ve never been invited to do ‘Star on Ice’ before, which is the only figure skating tour in the U.S., and it’s disappointing that I can’t perform for my American fans… all because I’m not ‘family friendly’ enough…. I totally understand that I am a little outrageous in some ways… I’m a little un-P.C., but I really wish I had the chance to perform for the American fans…. Maybe right now, just artistically and creatively, I’d love to have my own show and my own tour and involve some big musical acts, like maybe getting Lady Gaga…. Nobody would be too un-family friendly for my show."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/12/johnny-weir-stars-on-ice_n_496260.html

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I wish he would stop mentioning Lady Bloody Gaga:mad:
 

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Does he skate with a man?
 

lainey

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Does he skate with a man?

No. I have no idea as to why they think this brilliant ice skater isn't worthy of been invited to skate at this concert.
At first they said there was no room but then invited 3 more skaters:confused: so it's personal
 
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