Just my $.02
Just my $.02
People don't just bite for the hell of it. Biting is a defense mechanism that adults use when fearful. I remember that being discussed at length with both Mike Tyson and Chris Brown. Knowing this, it makes me wonder what really happened in that situation. I'm not blaming anyone, but I am really curious. We laugh and joke about biting being this b*tch move, but you have to be in some horrible state if you're biting someone.Johnny Weir appeared in court today for allegedly biting his husband during a domestic dispute.
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I was wondering why Viktor, who is Russian, did not accompany Johnny to Sochi. Maybe Johnny didn't want him to be there?
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Gay or not, domestic violence against men is not taken as seriously as domestic violence against women, and that's not an especially high bar.
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Hopefully all is well...but I'm concerned because theirs is a high-profile gay marriage.
Originally Posted by Justathoughtabl;4197769It was Victor who made the whole thing public. He tweeted that he could "finally breathe again" after going to Atlanta. He tweeted a bunch of photos of them and said something like, "Johnny, it's just you and me kid. For better or for worse." [I'm paraphrasing
Victor's behavior, as you describe it and as reported, raises my internal eyebrow (so to speak). Yet, I'm very aware that there is a long, dishonorable tradition of blaming the victim in disputes such as this. Especially when the accused has more power, money, or social position--as is certainly the case here. So it's hard to draw any conclusion.
I hope they can work through whatever issues they may have. If it's a toxic relationship, though, harmful to one or both parties, ending it could be the best answer.
When I look at this thread, I see two kinds of responses downplaying the incident:
1. Perceiving what happened as not serious or even humorous.
2. Excusing what happened because of what preceded the altercation.
And that's exactly why domestic violence isn't taken seriously and is extremely hard to prosecute, so well done everyone.
(Also, your internalised homophobia makes me sad.)
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What if what proceeded the altercation was Victor throwing a glass at Johnny? We have NO IDEA. All we know is Victor called the cops first. I'm not a fan of violence, but I certainly see it being slightly more acceptable if it is out of self-defense. We have no way of knowing if this was or wasn't. If the charge had not been dropped, what happened would have come up; but you can never treat what happens in a courtroom as absolute truth.2. Excusing what happened because of what preceded the altercation.
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