Johnny Weir held a press conference Wednesday in Vancouver to address remarks made by two veteran sports commentators during the Olympics who suggested that his fabulousness (our word) is a bad example of, and for, male figure skaters and joked that he should undergo a gender test. ... We’ll detail the comments, which have a Quebec gay rights group contemplating filing a complaint with the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, later.
Weir began by joking that he grew stubble for the press conference to show that he’s a man, but his tone quickly got serious. As you’ll hear him say in the two clips we’ve embedded, he’s not asking for an apology. He says he believes in free speech and wouldn’t want these men fired for expressing their opinion. (“I’ve heard worse in bathrooms and whatnot about me,” he quipped.) He just wants them to think before they speak — and to imagine the damage they could do to people like him and to generations of children whose parents may not give them the same freedom and support his did if they think their child...
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