Have you heard the controversial skating news? Johnny Weir rejected for Stars On Ice Tour, why? That’s what we are trying to find out. Keep reading to know all the details about this news and don}’t miss Johnny Weir’s photos and video below.
Johnny is one of the best, most talented male figure skaters in America, he has given us his best performances every time he skates, his talent, originality and absolutely delicious outfits give the ice rink sophistication and art. He earned one of the top places in Vancouver, but then why all of the sudden is he not invited on the Stars on Ice Tour?
There is no doubt that he will totally rock there, so why was Johnny Weir rejected for Stars On Ice? Sources say that some sponsors of the tour think he is not ¨Family Friendly¨ whatever that means. And so that’s why GLAAD fired back about this, saying:
"GLAAD has learned from a source that wishes to remain anonymous that sponsors of the Stars on Ice Tour, which include Smuckers and IMG Entertainment, have refused to allow 3-time US National Champion and 2-time Olympian Johnny Weir to participate because they claim that he is ‘not family friendly”. GLAAD also thinks that what they mean as friendly is related to Johnny’s sexuality.
If that is the case for not wanting Johnny there it really is unfair, he is a great skater, that is what is required to be invited right? This is not the first time he has been heavily criticized, once it was by a gay commentator who was furious that Johnny hadn’t admitted if he is or not gay, then another time in Vancouver by some commentators that suggested that Johnny didn’t win a better place in his performances due to his costumes and his body language. Did you know that Johnny helps support his family?
But we began to wonder how Johnny reacted after he was rejected from the famous tour.
“It’s for real. All because I am not family friendly enough. I understand I am a little outrageous but I wish I could perform for the fans. Maybe right now, just artistically and creatively, I’d love to have my own show, with musical acts, like maybe getting Lady Gaga! I don’t like to think there are any boundaries. Anytime you get men in glitter it’s flamboyant!”
It was also reported that Evan Lysacek, Jeremy Abbot and Tanith Belbin were not invited as well, we are not sure why the cause of that was, DWTS might apply for Evan, but for the other two skaters it is uncertain.
We still have our hopes that they change their minds about Johnny Weir rejected for Stars On Ice. Meanwhile take a look at Johnny Weir’s photos and video below.
Johnny Weir Video
Photos: Wikipedia.org/ David W. Carmichael