If you’ve been following the Olympics, or have been around the feminist blog-o-sphere, you’ve probably heard about Johnny Weir. He’s figure skater from the US. He’s a three-time national champion, and won a bronze medal at the 2008 Worlds. He’s currently ranked
8th 4th in the world (thanks to commenter JadedRose for the correction) and finished 6th overall at the 2010 Olympics.
But you probably haven’t heard any of that. You’ve probably heard that he’s “flamboyant,” “controversial,” and “GAY”. According to most news outlets, he’s the gayest skater out there and some people are even saying that he shouldn’t be allowed to compete because he posed for a photo shoot wearing high heels. WTF?!?!
Instead of tearing this down myself, I’m going to let you watch this video that does it so much better than I could. (Via Sociological Images).
And then you should watch his routine to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” because it’s FAB-U-LOUS!