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.
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
quote: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.
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 think it's pretty funny that he's doing this in Russia and basically giving them a big middle finger.
I wouldn't want my kids around Johnny Weir, but I wouldn't mind them around Anderson Cooper
My discussion was more along the lines of how ppl have been discussing how he would fare covering other, more mainstream sports.
It's the flamboyant flaming gay act that turns people away from homosexuals