Why Isn’t Johnny Weir “Family Friendly”?
The Stars On Ice Tour will hit rinks on April 1 and stars like Evan Lysacek and Sasha Cohen will triple-axle their way across 40 cities in the U.S. But one Olympian whom the public love love loves won’t be there: Johnny Weir. An anonymous source has told the Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) that tour sponsors like Smuckers and IMG Entertainment nixed Weir from participating because he is not “family friendly.” Hmm, what could this possibly mean? His reality show, “Be Good, Johnny Weir” clearly shows, as GLAAD pointed out, that Weir helps financially support his family and is putting his younger brother through college. The problem couldn’t be that Weir wore a crown of roses on his head at the Olympics? Or that he took an ESPN reporter for a mani/pedi? Or his response, when asked to comment about homophobic haters, that, “Every little boy should be so lucky as to turn into me”?
No, we’re sure that’s not it … [GLAAD Blog]