Three-time national figure skating champion Johnny Weir is too gay for that super straight sport of figure skating. The other two team members are regularly referred to by their titles. I’m the first write to refer to Weir as “three-time national figure skating champion” since the Olympics have begun.
Rather than three-time champion, NBC reporters regularly refer to him as “flamboyant Johnny Weir” or “over-the-top Johnny Weir.”
Earth to NBC: HE’S FIGURE SKATING. Let’s see you do a triple axle followed by a triple lutz and then we’ll listen to your homophobic slurs.
Current TV did a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek piece about the coverage of the wonderfully talented skater.