Interview with Johnny Weir


Sometimes I remember that I’m a professionally trained journalist and climb back out of my shell, and Do The Thing. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to interview one of my figure-skating idols since… god, since Johnny and I were BOTH kids (I’m only a few months older than him).

I remember Johnny standing up and quieting down the audience in the stadium when the Olympic judges robbed him of a medal, holding his bouquet and wearing his flower crown and being the better person. That was a pretty defining moment for me in general fandom; I was furious on his behalf, because of the homophobia of the judges and the commentators alike.

So, getting to watch him enjoy a little anime about figure skaters celebrated for their talents regardless of their orientation, that has direct shout-outs to him within the show, has been cathartic.

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Posted on December 15, 2016, in Articles, Personal. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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