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

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.

Posted on Mar 3, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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Johnny Weir: Offensive Comments ‘Pissed Me Off’

“I felt very defiant when I saw these comments,” U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir said at a press conference Wednesday in response to two Canadian sports announcers who questioned his masculinity and suggested he was a bad role model for his sport. Weir added, “I think masculinity is what you believe it to be.”

Posted on Feb 25, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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Sportscasters Draw Fire for Comments on Johnny Weir

American figure skater Johnny Weir has challenged the norms of his sport with his sartorial flair and his performance style while executing triple axels with the best of them, but pushing boundaries doesn’t usually happen without some kind of backlash. Unfortunately, this has been the case for Weir ... (continued)

Posted on Feb 24, 2010 READ MORE


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