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Weir and Behar Rise Above ‘Nasty’ Talk at the Olympics

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Posted on Mar 3, 2010
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We’ve enlarged our front-page image here to better display “The Joy Behar Show” team’s special “Blades of Glory” Johnny Weir icon.

Joy Behar was all kinds of brassy sympathy on her show Tuesday night as she chatted with U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir about how “two Canadian commentatehs” clearly couldn’t get ready for Weir’s unique brand of fierceness on ice during a regrettable moment of Olympic reportage. “That’s nasty,” said Behar after relaying their on-air slurs. Weir, who brought a Marie Antoinette-themed coiffure and his diplomatic attitude about the unfortunate incident to Behar’s set, concurred. “That’s very nasty,” he said. They also agreed on the obvious fact that Weir is “fabulous,” as his hairdo only further demonstrated. —KA

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By Samson, March 5, 2010 at 11:36 am Link to this comment

I’m amazed. I really didn’t think it was possible to be two gay for figure skating.

Don’t get me wrong. I’ve always enjoyed the company of gay people.  For exactly the reason that WykydRed cites.  I like people who are ‘comfortable in their own skin.’  And, generally people who are willing to challenge society’s strongest mores about sex in some way or another tend to be that sort of people ... if they survive and aren’t destroyed by society for not conforming.

But, I don’t watch much figures skating, didn’t watch much of the Olympics because of that, and from little I do see from time to time, the idea that someone who is openly gay is ‘too gay for figure skating’ leaves me laughing on the floor.

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By Mike of Old, March 5, 2010 at 3:51 am Link to this comment
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You know, I don’t care a bit about skating, or the Olympics—

But this kid is just heroic. I love watching his dignity and bravery. What a mensch!

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By WykydRed, March 4, 2010 at 5:22 pm Link to this comment

Man, I love listening to a human being who is comfortable in their own skin! And he is one hell of a skater. Great job on every level, Mr. Weir!

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