There is no reason at all why, if he needed that stuff, he couldn't have asked a staff person to find some to put in his room.
Who wants to watch rich people eat pizza? They must have loved that in Bangladesh. - Randy Newman on the 2014 Oscars broadcast
Message received. It is inconsiderate to walk over to another building and take supplies when none were left for you. Okay. Yes, I would agree with that and I would not do that myself. But could we get OFF criticizing this poor man for things he did when he was 21? I mean, really. What do you think about what he wrote for the Japanese fans? What do you think about what he said in his post-Olympics press conference? Maybe..oh, I don't know...he's grown up a little? I'm just confused about why the Johnny Weir threads I've seen always seem to turn into character assassination. Is that really all you see in him?
Welcome to the forum Justathoughtabl. The game is played thus: Someone posts something about Johnny. The haters hate and the fans defend. All threads regarding him are hundreds of pages long and are basically the same arguments and involve the same few people. No one is willing to give an inch. If you've ever seem the documentary about him it starts by saying "You either love him or hate him. There's no middle ground. Yep.
"Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode
Secondly, Evan expressed in a few articles that he wanted to start a trend in men's skating that costumes could be simple and masculine. He mocked costumes with sparkles and over-the-top designs. In the olympic season, however, he showed up in costumes with sparkles, feathers, snakes, and even exposed his nips.
Personally, I don't think there's anything wrong with the costumes he chose, they just weren't consistent with the messages he was putting out before so I understood when it casued a lot of from fans.
But it's not worth it to keep arguing for him. He doesn't need it. I'm a fan, and I recognize he's not perfect (my favorite people in the world are complex and flawed), and I'm glad he's around and skating and inspiring people.
What kind of open supply closet has lamps and bedside tables?
Look, the whole thing is rather amusing, but to be frank, you're spinning yourself into a corner here. The passage you quoted from the book says absolutely nothing to indicate there was a supply closet or that the items were openly available for anyone to take. The supply closet is in your imagination, and I think it's how you've been able to tell yourself that his behaviour was acceptable.
What everyone else seems to see is that Johnny, by his own description, went to part of the Village that was as yet unoccupied and helped himself to a bunch of stuff - not just a few extra towels or a pillow, but actual furnishings. He even refers to it as "loot" and paints a picture of scurrying back to his room with it.
Maybe you think it's acceptable to take things that are meant for someone else, but most people do not.
This thread is insanity.
The fact is that any uber of a skater isn't going to be happy with multiple opinions about their skater. A skater specific board for Johnny's fans would provide you a place to gush without encountering opposition. You are as welcome here as any skating fan but you have to expect that not everyone is going to agree with you here.