I am pretty much only interested in Johnny's public behavior. He can do or feel whatever he wants in private or on bad days in the company of just a few people. He should be allowed to think or feel however he wants about fame, his life, or bad airline service. I'm not concerned about that, and I don't think many skating fans are either. I do care about the attitudes he expresses publicly about skating, other skaters, Americans, and his own actions as a skater because he is in those cases a public figure. I also care, though to a lesser extent, how interesting I find his shtick when he goes about being a celebrity entertainer. If he is boring or cliche, then that I feel that may be worthy of criticism.
I know a lot of his fans seem to feel close to him, but I think we can agree his personal life is out of bounds for criticism (or likewise praise but that's my opinion). I understand people who admire him and feel a connection with him are going to have strong beliefs and impressions about Johnny's internal nature, but for me this is not something that needs to be probed or discussed too deeply-- not apart from his role as a skater and skating celebrity.