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07-04-2010, 05:43 AM
Are you one of the "people" who knows exactly what he's doing?!! I didn't know you were so close to him!
I do know what you mean though. It's a personal choice. Like I think being hypercritical and supercilious is unattractive. ;)

I meant "know exactly what he's doing" in terms of the "disrespect[ing] gender norms and rules" that the earlier poster referred to. I think it's pretty easy to figure out that he's doing that without being close to him.

07-04-2010, 07:57 AM

On this pic all men wear skates. Inless Weir has secret heels inside his skates, he is nearly the same height as Joubert, who is never perceived as short.

Photos are often deceptive, so much depends on the photo angle. A video clip is more reliable, IMO.

07-04-2010, 08:22 AM
Video depends on the angle as much as the photo.

07-04-2010, 09:46 AM
LOL re all the chitchat about how tall/ not tall Johnny is, and about what he chooses to wear. :watch: Johnny is such a lightning rod … and a chameleon.

Truly scary shot! :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream:


:lol: Relax. It’s just Johnny having fun with fashion. One person’s sense of fashion can be another person’s fashion nightmare. ;) ITA with REO that Johnny was probably asked to don the outfit for the shoot, altho’ it’s also possible he had some input on what to wear. The heels are definitely not my taste, especially with the shorts, but I love the jacket. The other thing is not everyone could pull off the look, much less pose so boldly in that outfit for the photo shoot. Some may think Johnny can’t pull it off either, but he does! ITA with museks8tr that Johnny is “comfortable in his own skin, and he’s having fun.”

See Johnny’s Bluefly “Closet Confessions”


(Same vid as in the latimesblogs link posted earlier in this thread) Love it!

ITA with sunny sari @ post #799
Your last statement is right on! (re our culture being more relaxed about females playing the role of tomboys, but not being okay with males blurring gender distinctions). And, no, I don’t think you’re being “too hasty” with your comments. While mmscfdcsu didn’t initially mention what it was about the Johnny pic that was “scary,” other posters (specifically posters in the recently closed 1000 posts “Johnny news” thread in Great Skate Debate), while commenting on Johnny pics, did question whether Johnny was “trying to decide if he wants a sex change operation.” N O T ! Anyway, see posts #211 and #518 in the closed Johnny thread. Maybe that’s where you were “reading this all the time lately” sunny sari.

Are you one of the "people" who knows exactly what he's doing?!! I didn't know you were so close to him!
I do know what you mean though. It's a personal choice. Like I think being hypercritical and supercilious is unattractive. ;)


On July 2 I will be turning 25, for the second time. I’ve decided now when I gain a new year under my belt, I will go backwards instead of forwards. By the time I have to walk around with a Swarovski encrusted walker, I figure I’ll be the ripe old age of -5. Love that!

Yaaay Johnny! Happy birthday … sounds like you’re channeling Benjamin Button in a weird kind of way, but I get you. You’ll always be as young as you believe you are.

Edited to add: There's lots of qualities and fun things about childhood that adults might be happier never forgetting or losing touch with …

07-04-2010, 03:43 PM
Truly scary shot! :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream:


More ridiculous, imho. :shuffle: I would never allow myself being caught in such horrible shoes as a woman, let alone as I'd if I were a man. :scream:

I'm not generalizing. Not all people feel this way. Not all people have to like it or find it "attractive" as you say. My qualm is with people who use it against him or others that have his style/taste and use it to make other assumptions. (i.e. "why doesn't he just get a sex change" "he should be gender tested") He gets plenty of that.

Wanna know possibly why? Because general people don't really give a damn about who he is or what he tries to do (as being a nonconformist), but come accross such pictures from time to time in magazines or the web and think WTF is he wearing and why, and 5 minutes later, they don't even bother just remember they saw him in yet another stupid outfit, and they're already reading an article/blog entry about another person. This is how the internet works. We visit sites, when we see something that catches our attention, we read the entry, and move on, and mostly rarely visit back. Other than his fans or followers of the sport, people don't really care about Johnny Weir and his being as a gender bender young man. Imho.

I wish, just as mmscfdcsu, that he'd get his sense for fashion finally work and put himself into something that really looks good on him. We've rarely seen that, especially recently.

I remember back in 2005 during the Olympic press conference he was wearing Mickey Mouse shirts. :duh:

That shirt was cool, and he said it was his favorite and brought him luck, thus, he wore it. I think it even looked good on him.

07-04-2010, 03:46 PM
Of course not. His sexuality is not the issue. I get more concerned with the prolonged childhood.

Says the grown adult obsessing over the every move of a figure skater...

07-06-2010, 11:07 PM
Another interview with Johnny, discussing his book, style/Bluefly video, sexuality, media appearances, Evan, and a range of other topics:

Out.com: Catching up with Johnny Weir (http://www.out.com/detail.asp?page=1&id=27089)

And a question about the future:

While I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to compete this year or not, I was assigned to international events this fall in the Grand Prix series.

07-06-2010, 11:15 PM
Question: When would Johnny need to figure out whether he wants to compete this upcoming season? In other words, what's the (realistically) latest date he would have to start training in order to be ready for his GP events?

07-06-2010, 11:24 PM
Question: When would Johnny need to figure out whether he wants to compete this upcoming season?
Re. Weir competing in his scheduled Grand Prix events, see: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?p=2811320#post2811320

Also, all U.S. Grand Prix skaters are required to participate in Champs Camp (http://www.usfsa.org/Athletes.asp?id=428) in Colorado Springs, August 26-29, 2010.

07-06-2010, 11:28 PM
Tick tock, tick tock :inavoid:

07-06-2010, 11:32 PM
Says the grown adult obsessing over the every move of a figure skater...

Oh, come now. We all do that. :) It's what we're here for!

07-07-2010, 01:37 AM
My question: If your gender dictates that society doesn't think you need to wear 4"+ killer heels, why would you? I like how my legs look in heels but not how my feet feel after too long in stilettos! I hope he knows good hamstring stretches.

07-07-2010, 04:13 AM
LOL danceronice, I too would have a hard time wearing such huge heels. It takes a lot of practice to learn how to wear high heels. Most of the shoes/ heels we all wear are not made for human feet.

In any case, if you have dancer-like arches, it is somewhat easier, but if you don't (i.e., if you have flat feet) boy the pain you will feel. Learning how to walk in heels and walk with good posture generally, requires using (flexing) the muscles of your buttocks (yes really) which helps support your weight away from a lot of stress on your knees and feet. (Those who are experts, please correct me if I'm wrong). ;)

In Johnny's case, I doubt he was walking very far in those monstrosities, just posing for the camera mainly. Reminds me of Adam Lambert's latest video, If I Had You in which he wears humongous thigh-hugging boots with huge platform heels.

See below the first link on making of the video at about 1:46-48; and 2:01-10. The second link is the actual video, where a brief flash of the platform heels is at about 3:08-09.



07-07-2010, 04:14 AM
So true! Well at least he only has to wear them for the length of a photo shoot not all night at a party.

07-07-2010, 04:59 AM
Yeah, not like wearing them at a wild party/ video shoot in the woods. :D