the links don't work for me, but seeing Johnny in his high heels again is enough to make me realize how happy I am that Miss J's 15 minuites of fame have passed.
It´s amazing how much hate one person can evoke, and it is amazing how much love the same person is able to gain...all of it by simply being who he is and owning it. @anonymous: Don´t underestimate Mr. Weir.
Love love love this. Thanks for posting! I somehow hope there is another reality show with him. This show brought me show much joy and laughter. i love his sense of humor
Gross and completely abnormal.
Tara is by far the luckiest chick on this planet! Now I see why people dislike her so much, they are just as jealous as I am!!! hahaaha
Narrow minded and ignorant people are much more gross. They are not a tenth talented as him nor they are able to see talents. They create nothing. Have absolutely no artistic ability. Kudoes for being average and normal.
I really don't think the reason ppl dislike Tara so much is due to jealousy. I mean, there are prolly ppl who have issues with her because of that but I don't think thats the majority. She's a complete flake. If you've ever met her... you'd see it too. It's frustrating because Johnny's at this huge moment in his life and she is just a hot mess all the time. Getting drunk at events, forgetting to book flights home for him, guilting him into doing all these stupid little shows because she's producing even though it's totally not in his best interest. I.E StarsStripes&Skates right b4 his first grand prix of an olympic season, Ice Dreams-- He was in Russia, and did 2 shows in two days in two different cities... was on a train overnight between cities. After the 2nd show flew from Moscow to Illinios to do that redic show the same day. He didn't want to, said he couldn't and she laid a guilt trip on him. I have no respect for her due to the way she treats him. And frankly, as much as I love him... he's an idiot for not seeing how she uses him, and not seeing how utterly incompetant she is with his career. Obviously I don't know her so my judgements could be totally wrong. I just know how she was when I met her. She was very nice but totally wanted attention on her which was surprising at the time, and now I hear so many ppl say it after they come into contact with her. I also noticed this last episode didn't shed her in the best light. I mean, the whole fur threat thing was unbelievable. She was acting like all she cared about was her own safety. Now, I think she's an attention whore but I always knew she loved Johnny. This was STRANGE because Rich was more focused on him than Tara was. HE was the one that said "as log Johnnys ok it'll be fine". All Tara could think about was herself. I was like "whaaaaa... for real? Johnny needs an Ari Gold. Sorry for the long post :/
Sorry, but it is not and never will be normal for a man to act like that.
To the anons @ 7.55 and 12.14: It's a shame opinions like yours still exist in this day and age. Who are you to decree what is and isn't "normal"? It's sickening to think that you will pass these bigoted ideas onto your children.
I have not been a fan of Weir's since he chose to wear "CCCP" warm-ups at competitive events while supposedly representing Team USA. Had he focused on skating and not on trying to become a movie star, he might have an olympic medal. Johnny lost his focus as a skater and it cost him a chance at an olympic medal. Now that he did not medal at the olympics, he tries to blame 'politics' for his shortcomings instead of looking in the mirror to see where the root of the problem is. I wish him the best at his reality TV career.
It is really too bad that some people let their personal biases get in the way of appreciating the grace and athletic ability of Johnny Weir.For example, I don't care for Evan Lysacek's skating style. However, I'm not going to dis him. He pulled off a skate decent enough to garner a gold medal at the Olys. Yagudin is another skater whose style leaves me cold, but I am able to see that the man is a fantastic skater.I've enjoyed watching BGJW very much. I find that Johnny Weir is a very smart and witty young man. In my opinion, the fact that he so naturally embodies both the masculine and the feminine, adds a grace and beauty to the power of his athletiscm that is gorgeous to watch. In that, he reminds me of the great ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev who had the same ability and thus changed male ballet forever, and for the better.Anonymous at 6:14pm, politics were very involved with the low scores Weir received at the Olys. BTW, during the 2006 Olys, Weir wasn't "trying to become a movie star". You really need to get your info straight. Weir wasn't approached until after the 2006 Olys about being the figure skater at the center of a documentary on the sport.
in the 2006 Olympics Johnny did get great scores for his SP. He crumbled in the LP because of the pressure and because it was an "off day." I'll grant him that. Of course somebody like Evan would never miss the bus and besides he would be so well trained that he would not really have a "off day."But it WAS his first olympics and he was new to the world stage so I would not have exected much more. The problem is Mr. Weir did not learn from his mistakes. He almost seemed to give up and have a mentality like "I'll do what I feel like doing from now on." He didn't work as hard as he should in practice as docmented in his show. the fact that he even agreed to do this show right after 2006 tells you something. Since then he has had spurts of self discipine, usually rewarded with a good GP or two but has continued to show that he gets a bigger thrill designing a new costume or traveling to Korea/Japan/Russia or shocking the media than winning an event. He seemed delighted with his 3rdplace finish at Nationals even though he skated clean (and Evan did not). I have long admired Johnny's talent and grace. If he put the work in he would be the best in the world. I have no respect however, for somebody who does not think that it is worhwhile to give it your all or to seriously train and work hard and make sacrafices like hundreds of other skaters that have 1/90th of his talent.
Anon @ 8:19am, are you honestly using a reality show that is edited for maximum drama as 'evidence' that he didn't work as hard as he should? And that's a pretty big assumption that he gets a bigger thrill designing/traveling/shocking the media than winning.I can understand reasoned complaints against Johnny, but it seems that many of his detractors go the extra length with very shaky evidence and assumptions to put him down.
Wow. I've really really missed this show!Johnny Weir is just fucking fantastic. Every episode is beyond hilarious and interesting.although... it did bring back frustrating memories on his unfair scoring at the Olympics... I don't give a damn what the judges prefered. Johnny may have lost the battle against conservatism, but he will win the war in the eyes of a new evolved society.Thank god he's strong. If a person has a good sense of humour they will always be able to survive life :)