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Jamohn
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re: Holy Crap at this Johnny Weir guy

Not necessarily. The consumer has their say. Are they not allowed to view his "flair" as distracting, gratuitous and/or unprofessional based upon the objective standard I described without being labelled "bigoted" or "homophobic"?


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BUT, wouldn't a straight man who dressed like he does be viewed as unprofessional? Outside of Craig Sager, whose shtick amounts to that of a dancing bear, how many straight men in that industry would get away with conducting themselves that way? Should this guy be given extra dress code leeway because he likes bangin dudes? Or should he be expected to conduct himself as a professional on camera equal to his peers? It's not like this "flair" is a necessary component to his sexuality. It's his own personal expression just like Bill Walton wearing Grateful Dead t-shirts in his spare time. On camera, he's wearing a normal suit like a professional.


We're talking about figure skating, a sport that has an audience of predominately women and gay men. He knows the audience and he knows that it's not a bunch of guys sitting around drinking beer and make dick and fart jokes.

My wife loves the guy. I think it's pretty funny that he's doing this in Russia and basically giving them a big middle finger.


Roger Klarvin
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I usually don't watch figure skating, I was seeing what was on and lo and behold non competitive figure skating

I don't care if people call me a homophobe or bigot, but this in-your-face flamboyant character is just silly and its people like him that will continue to hold gays back from being accepted by their current detractors


Based on your politic board posts, I'd say you and people like you do far more to hold back homosexuality than any amount of flair ever could.


just1dawg
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re: Holy Crap at this Johnny Weir guy
His Instagram is pretty fabulous. instagram.com/johnnygweir

He's also sharing one with Tara Lipinski (I think it's hilarious how they coordinated their outfits and how he was considerably more fabulous than her, every single time).
instagram.com/taraandjohnny

It's figure skating, for crying out loud! I like their commentary a lot (yes, I watched them online).


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OTIS2
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re: Holy Crap at this Johnny Weir guy
Ralph, you ever get Undecided straightened out?


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Jamohn
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We're talking about figure skating, a sport that has an audience of predominately women and gay men. He knows the audience and he knows that it's not a bunch of guys sitting around drinking beer and make dick and fart jokes.
I know. And it works. My discussion was more along the lines of how ppl have been discussing how he would fare covering other, more mainstream sports.
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I think it's pretty funny that he's doing this in Russia and basically giving them a big middle finger.
Agreed


quail man
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re: Holy Crap at this Johnny Weir guy
By that logic I'm a heterophobe because I hate bros in tap out shirts.


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rebeloke
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I bet Johnny has Gender Identity Disorder.


Winkface
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I'm just curious about the physics going on in a lot of those outfits. Must be a lot of tuckage.


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goldennugget
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re: Holy Crap at this Johnny Weir guy
When your mainstream anti-gay marriage person thinks of gay people they think of people like Johnny Weir, not Anderson Cooper. It's the flamboyant flaming gay act that turns people away from homosexuals

I wouldn't want my kids around Johnny Weir, but I wouldn't mind them around Anderson Cooper


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Ralph_Wiggum
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I wouldn't want my kids around Johnny Weir, but I wouldn't mind them around Anderson Cooper


Why? what is it about him versus Anderson Cooper? Are you afraid that Johnny may influence your children? Are you afraid he will make them gay? Or at least not dislike gay people?

Are you afraid that your kids may think Johnny is a good guy or funny or nice or that he is interesting?
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blueboy
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re: Holy Crap at this Johnny Weir guy
If you think Johnny looks gay now, watch his Olympic skating performances. He is quite possibly the gayest guy in the universe.

I love you. I hate you.

The Swan

But yeah, it's figure skating. They used to all have to get beards even though everyone knew most of them were gay. The hypocrisy must have been ridiculous.


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kage
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My discussion was more along the lines of how ppl have been discussing how he would fare covering other, more mainstream sports.


I don't think it matters, because I don't think he'll ever cover anything else. I doubt anyone will give him the chance to break down a cover two or talk about why the Braves pinch hit and went for the win instead of keeping the pitcher in.


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blueboy
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I wouldn't want my kids around Johnny Weir, but I wouldn't mind them around Anderson Cooper
Even if you're just another alter troll, your shite is still tiresome.


Snakebucket
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re: Holy Crap at this Johnny Weir guy
Craig Sager is simply trying to become the 21st century incarnation if Haywood Halebrune sp.

You youngsters can look him up.


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kage
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It's the flamboyant flaming gay act that turns people away from homosexuals


It's not an act. You ever stopped to think that maybe that's just how some of these guys are? Not all men are the same. Some are quiet and reserved and some are loud and in your face. Some women dress conservatively and some are inches from having their tits flying out of their shirt. It's no different with gay men.


tigerfan88
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re: Holy Crap at this Johnny Weir guy
He and Lapinski just got picked up to cover Oscar red carpet fashion stuff. So there you go, pretty savvy on his part


Snakebucket
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re: Holy Crap at this Johnny Weir guy
If you never saw him and simply judged him by his coverage of the sport, you would say he's as articulate, knowledgable and professional as they come.

I think this somewhat tempers the flamboyant appearance.


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blueboy
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He and Lipinski just got picked up to cover Oscar red carpet fashion stuff. So there you go, pretty savvy on his part
Awesome. I might actually watch it this year.


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