Max Aaron is doing a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) July 16 starting at 11:00 AM

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  1. jen_faith

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  2. casken

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    I'm surprised USFSA is allowing this.

    He's going to get some... interesting questions.
     
  3. misskarne

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    I'm ready and in position.

    Now I just gotta think of something to ask.
     
  4. Skittl1321

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    Oh man, this almost makes me want to join redditt! (I LOVE reading AMAs)
     
  5. misskarne

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    I was a bit wary because I didn't have a reddit, but it takes literally two seconds and you don't even need an email address to do it with. So you could join for tonight and then ditch it if you wanted.
     
  6. misskarne

    misskarne #ForzaJules #KeepFightingMichael

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    Here's the actual AMA. Some odd questions, some good ones coming through so far. 46 questions in five minutes!
     
  7. misskarne

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    Oh my lord he just quoted a line from "What would Brian Boitano Do". HAHAHAHAHA.
     
  8. Skittl1321

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    I'm pretty impressed with the number of questions so quickly, as well as the lack of insensitive questions. Hopefully he gives some good answers!
     
  9. misskarne

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    Ah, here come a few "gay" questions.
     
  10. Skittl1321

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    Eh, he had to know they'd be coming. I'm wondering if he will answer them.

    I'm surprised by his favorite jump: triple axel. Not a quad.
     
  11. misskarne

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    A nicely-done 3A often looks better than a 4-anything, IMO.
     
  12. Skittl1321

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    I don't disagree. Just surprised since he is pretty much known for quads.
     
  13. dardar1126

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    I was glad to see familiar "faces" at the AMA...misskarne, Skittl1321...and we each had at least one question answered...AWESOME! :fan21:
     
  14. misskarne

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    I think he ended up answering about three of mine. I had to give up because it was so late (early?) and I was so tired and he was still going.


    Although I think this response just won the ENTIRE AMA:

     
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  16. Skittl1321

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    There is someone uninformed about figure skating...might be the first time Max Aaron has been mistaken for 'doing ballet and stuff'. (And I love Max's skating...)

    Someone on the thread did learn that the jump isn't a sow-cow; so it was informative to non-figure skaters.

    Wish he could have answered questions longer though!
     
  17. misskarne

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    I was interested to hear he did gymnastics when he was younger. He's certainly got the body type for it I would imagine.
     
  18. dardar1126

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    His mom also did gymnastics when she was young.

    http://espn.go.com/olympics/figures...aron-leads-american-contingent-skating-worlds

     
  19. Garden Kitty

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    Max did a great job with the AMA. He really comes across as a thoughtful and nice guy with a good sense of humor. And good for the USFSA to support skaters using various social media to promote the sport.
     
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    I didn't get to the AMA in time, oh well. Love the fact that he's a Red Wings fan, but I wonder how Gracie feels about that with her being a Blackhawks fan... ;)
     
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    The problem with that answer is that he's implying that homosexuals are not real men. Plus he was also asked about his lack of artistry and he answered something in the lines of "Yeah, I know my programas are more on the masculine side" as if being artistic only equals being girlie/feminine.
     
  22. dardar1126

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    I don't think he's implying that at all...I think you are reading too much into his simple answers.

    When he uses "masculine" in this context I think he is referring more to the bad boy character of West Side Story, and to the fact that there was a strong emphasis on the jumps; he seems to be using the terms "masculine" and "athletic" interchangeably.
     
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    Which of course its kinda ignorant and a bit bs. Girls can be as athletic. I know it comes down to bad use of words in simple not so thought answers but it does reflects hiw view on things.
     
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    No, I think it reflects your view on things.
     
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    "Real men wear tights."

    Isn't this just a funny reference to pop culture and skating? You know, Robin Hood: Men in Tights . . . and a way to make light of a sometimes touchy subject without overtly offending anyone?
    I also hear the phrase, "Real men wear pink," when it comes to supporting breast cancer awareness.

    Seems to me, it is nothing more than a toss-away phrase on a fast-past social media site. Well done, Max Aaron!
     
  26. Skittl1321

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    I don't know- my interpretation of that was "last year I did masculine program, this year I'm working on my artistry"; I felt that he thought masculine and artistic were opposing interests. Not necessarily that masculine = athletic, because I don't think any elite skater isn't athletic, regardless of their style.

    I think you can have a masculine style and be artistic.
     
  27. dardar1126

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    I agree.
     
  28. cbd1235

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    ITA!!! Everyone will always interpret things in whichever way they want to, in order to form some sort of an argument.

    His answers are simple, and they are diplomatic I would say. Also, the "real men wear tights" quip is clearly just a pop culture reference. I got that straight away
     
  29. SamuraiK

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamuraiK View Post
    Which of course its kinda ignorant and a bit bs. Girls can be as athletic. I know it comes down to bad use of words in simple not so thought answers but it does reflects hiw view on things.
    No, I think it reflects your view on things.


    LOL this scaled to personal defensive replies too quickly. :D
     
  30. michiruwater

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    Max Aaron is part of the younger generation where the sense of humor tends to come from flippant answers and pop culture references. I don't think there's anything remotely homophobic or ignorant about 'real men wear tights' and in fact I think it's a pretty good way to answer a question from someone who very clearly is homophobic and is unlikely to change his views. Four words made it clear that Max has no issues with the 'gay' stereotypes associated with figure skating and also very clearly shut down the idiot who asked the question.