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.
“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.”
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)