Out Actor Ian McKellen Echoes Johnny Weir: Olympic Boycott Would Be “Cruel” To Athletes
Queerty: It’s interesting to watch the reaction Gay Majority has whenever Johnny Weir speaks out against a boycott of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Despite being only one of many LGBT athletes speaking in support of the Olympic Games, he’s arguably the most criticized for doing so.
With that, it’ll be even more interesting to watch Gay Majority react to out actor Ian McKellen’s thoughts on the “dreadful” treatment of LGBTs in Russia and why he believes the Sochi Olympics must go on. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal this week, McKellan essentially echoes Weir in saying that to an Olympian, the Games are a “climax of their lives,” and the opportunity to compete should not be taken away from them.
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