Sochi Olympics: Johnny Weir Plans to Make a Statement Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Law by Being Himself
NJ.com: He is going to Sochi as Johnny Weir, and to make that clear, listen as he describes his wardrobe for his job as an NBC figure skating analyst. It will, he insists, be a “cross between Coco Chanel and Brooks Brothers” with a hint of “Stanley Tucci’s character in the Hunger Games without the blue hair.”
So no, Weir is not going to dial back who he is just because the Olympics are in Russia, a country that has timed its disgusting attack on gay rights to coincide with its moment in the international spotlight.
He is going to be the same figure skater who named his sequined red glove Camille – “two Ls!” – and blamed it for his poor performances. He is going to be the same person who matched his flamboyant routines with some of the most outrageous quotes in Olympic history.
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