“Post-Olympic plans: “I have the world championships in Italy, and then I’m going to take a vacation to Mongolia because I want to ride a yak. And after that, I’ll go to Moscow and see some friends, and after that I’m going to go lay on a beach for a little while, and then maybe continue skating, but if not, I want a career in fashion.”— Johnny on his plans post Olympics, from Vanity Fair
"The thing that people always forget about figure-stating costumes is that they are costumes. We wear things that go with the music, that make us look amazing, that show off our lines. And I’ve always been interested in every aspect. So, as soon as I choose the music, I start sketching and designing and thinking of colours and what character I’m going to be. For the short program, I wanted it to look very imaginary man/woman porn star. And I think I pulled it off.
…And for the long-program costume I’m supposed to be a fallen angel. So instead thinking of an angel, I was actually thinking of a cherub. And if they fell out of heaven, they would be starving for sustenance. So I thought, ‘Okay … ribs!”' So there are beautiful Swarovski-crystal ribs on the costume.”
“I’m always thought of the sparkly flamboyant character that wore a crown of roses…nobody knows me. I think masculinity is what you believe it to be. To me, masculinity is all my perception. I think masculinity and femininity is something that’s very old fashioned. There’s a whole new generation of people that aren’t defined by their sex or their race or who they like to sleep with. I think as a person you know what your values are and what you believe in and I that”s the most important thing.”—Johnny Weir
I think the reason why the judges and the media treat Johnny as the only ~~*fabulous outspoken diva*~~ is because they’re afraid his campy gayness is going to reflect the intrinsic campy gayness of figure skating itself, and they’d much rather pretend that figure skating is the sole preserve of BUTCH MASCULINE MANLY MEN. Sport has never been comfortable with men who challenge the idea of sportsmen as masculine and strong ‘real’ men.
It fucking pisses me off that by treating him like some kind of glittery anomaly, they’re also patronising the fuck out of his obvious talent.
- lj user calculette on ONTD.
i seriously could not have said it better myself. i looooove the olympics, but the blatant homophobia in these games (as in most games) has been seriously depressing.