Dave Lease's comments are just another example of the misogyny he's demonstrated again and again.
I don't want to go on a long tangent about this, but one thing that creeps me out about some elements of gay male culture is this attitude that women are fair game for any sort of negativity. Passing judgment on women's bodies and achievements (and weights and looks and other specifics) is just so lame and unnecessary. I think skating and gymnastics fandoms highlight this, but there are tons of other examples from pop culture and queer theory that come to mind.
I am not suggesting misogyny or body shaming are any better or worse coming from other people, but Dave and his supporters (who are very often either women or gay men)* absolutely deserve to get called out on this bullshit because it has real and toxic implications both in and out of skating.
*And yes I am referring to multiple people who post in this thread.
This is pretty rich coming from someone who loves writing fake interviews and saying things on par and sometimes worse than these two clowns under the guise of it being satire.
Now I actually like reading your interviews and think it's absolutely necessary to call out their BS but let's not pretend that you're not also adding to this toxic culture.
ETERI TUTBERIDZE: Nothing I could imagine is as ugly, as filthy, rife with ***** and bacteria and stains—nothing compares to you, Zhenya. Not even genitals of Nikolai Morosov, not that I am young enough to know such a thing.
"Just a joke."