Thank you for posting this. I sat down and watched all of them. I really enjoyed listening to him actually. He is much more down to earth and endearing than the most popular perception of his persona.
Those women all totally laughed when he mentioned Ryan Bradley competing at Worlds...
As they should have. He's absolutely right about the US worlds team being green and not having what it takes to keep spots.
Wow, this was really interesting to listen to. He's a fascinating talker and storyteller when he gets going. And you're right, they just eat it up. No matter what negative things people say about Johnny, I will always believe that he's a lot softer, sweeter, and more "normal" than even he lets on most times.
I don't know whether to thank you or curse you for sharing these. Johnny actually sounded genuine with his fans and, although he got a bit silly here and there, he wasn't Media Whore Johnny. He seemed like an actual person. And he was spot on about Glee. It doesn't always need to be about Kurt. >.<Between that and Johnny's inclusion in the favorite things post of the week, I am remembering why I was once such a huge fan of his. This is going to make Media Whore Johnny even harder to handle now. >.<
I can't believe Evan Lysacek seriously refused to skate in the same show as Johnny, and actually put that into his contract. That's pathetic.
Evilapprentice:Johnny is a real person. He never stopped being one. Just because he gets so much press now, and gives interviews doesn't mean he's not still the same silly Johnny who shoots the shit with his russian chicks for an hour. I don't think he's really changed much at all. It's just the attention he gets and the flood of new, irritating fans have changed things for him.
If that is true about Evan, that is just pathetic! (He obviously realizes that Johnny has many more fans than he does). Unfortunately I am seeing Evan tomorrow at Stars on Ice. It will take a strong stomach to see him as star of the show. He makes me want to vomit.
There must be something more to the Korea/Yuna story. Since he did a Yuna show in the summer this is clearly recent. All of that over a FB picture doesn't make sense. I wonder if it has anything to do with Johnny's coming out in his book, and the gay obsession in the American media early this year. Korean culture and society is extremely conservative.
AT Sports invited him in the US because they were convinced that he'd help ticket sales, which he did.
"I wonder if it has anything to do with Johnny's coming out in his book, and the gay obsession in the American media early this year. Korean culture and society is extremely conservative."I can say for certain sure that it's nothing to do with Johnny's coming out. Korean culture might be kind of conservative, but not that much.I heard from my Korean friend few years ago, and Korean fan already had known he's gay. But that was not problem at all. Sorry for your wrong guess. ;)
I've heard the opposite about Korean culture and its homophobia, and they definitely wanted him to date Yu-Na for a while. ;)
lol Johnny saying New York is cheap.
I heard it's something to do with Johnny's agent.And as a Korean fan, I can say with certitude that we all knew Johnny's gay. Pairing is just part of fan culture and we do it just for fun ,nothinf serious. Among Korean figure fans, I think stephan-johnny couple and brian-johnny couple are most popular ones. So why not Yuna-Johnny couple?And yes, Korea is conservative but I think North America is much more homophobic society.
Agree with @5:27 AM. East Asia has, generally speaking, conservative cultures. However, I don't think China/Japan/Korea are homophobic. Anyone familiar with their history would find there were many stories on historical personalities about gays, or being gay in their histories. East Asia is usually considered not-so-religious, so they don't have the religion barrier when it comes to LGBT. It really confuses me why Americans consider these countries homophobic while North America is definitely much more homophobic.
I am the one who speculated that it may have had something to do with his new book, and the surrounding press. It was just speculation, I didn't say it was the case for sure. I'm glad Korean society isn't that homophobic. I still think there is something odd about the story. I can't understand Johnny being blacklisted from Yuna shows simply over a fb picture that didn't include her, and him being very popular over there. It still feels like there is more to it, yet nobody seems to know what for sure. I wondered if there was a difference between being gay and quiet/private (we all know about Brian Orser), and doing people magazine spreads, and going on the Howard Stern Show and talking about anal sex. I thought perhaps that may have rubbed some of the conservative types the wrong way. However, it may not be any of that, and perhaps Korean Yuna fans are just loco.
I heard Johnny's agent had a disagreement with Yuna's management over money.
I think "Media Whore Johnny" is an invention by people who don't like Johnny and/or the fact that Johnny goes to premieres and other non-skating events. When I've seen Johnny interviewed on red carpets, on talk shows, etc, he is the same sweet, endearing person as he is in these videos. I really don't think he has changed. Yes, he likes going to events and having different experiences, but he's always been very kind, which is a huge reason why he has so many fans.
'I think "Media Whore Johnny" is an invention by people who don't like Johnny and/or the fact that Johnny goes to premieres and other non-skating events.'wouldn't that include the blog's owner?
Thanks for posting all of these. I never would have thought to look for them on my own. He's a doll in these videos, and so funny.
"'I think "Media Whore Johnny" is an invention by people who don't like Johnny and/or the fact that Johnny goes to premieres and other non-skating events.'wouldn't that include the blog's owner?"ding ding ding yes
Okay, but he DOES go to a lot of random events, which makes him a media whore. :)
Johnny is so full of himself. Like he has actually seen what is written in Lysacek's contract. It is just ANOTHER excuse by Johnny to explain why he is not in more skating shows. Moreover, I seriously doubt that Johnny would even want to be in a skating show with Evan because Evan would be the headliner. Furthermore, after seeing video's of Johnny's lackluster perormances at Yuna's show in LA, it is not shocking that he has not been invited to do more of her shows. (Seriously,in one number he only did one jump... a SINGLE rotation jump)
To Anon 10:34 PMThe reason why Johnny isn't invited in more skating shows is because most of these shows are either promoted, funded or owned by IMG, a big and influential sports agency representing some figure skaters such as Scott Hamilton and Evan Lysacek. For example, IMG co-owns with Scott the "Stars on Ice" tour (and Scott doesn't like Johnny). IMG won't hire a popular skater like Johnny in one of their many skating shows because they can't have him overshadow and steal Evan's supposed spotlight. Simple as that...
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