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Watch: Johnny Weir Insinuates Evan Lysacek is Gay


After telling Chelsea Handler that he and Evan Lysacek don't get along on last night's Chelsea Lately, Johnny Weir discusses Lysacek's "ex-girlfriend" with Chelsea Handler with a big wink.


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  1. As someone said, men's figure skating is about as gay as it gets. I think Evan just wanted a medal and wasn't willing to risk losing it by being himself.

    I think it's great that Johnny acts and dresses however he wants, but many old school coaches and performers in his sport don't want it gayed up any more than it is. So he didn't win, and wouldn't have no matter how perfectly he performed.

    Posted by: Paul R | Mar 31, 2010 1:33:16 PM

  2. What does Johnny have to do to prove he's gay for some of your asshats? Suck Chelsea Handler's cock on tv?

    Posted by: Michael Strangeways | Mar 31, 2010 1:36:36 PM

  3. Johnny hasn't come out because he was never in.

    Posted by: gypsy78 | Mar 31, 2010 1:55:00 PM

  4. love johnny to bits. he cannot do wrong in my eyes.

    Posted by: Jane Roe | Mar 31, 2010 1:55:04 PM

  5. Oh, DR, get over yourself. Johnny wasn't nasty in the least, this was a casual, fun interview - he has every right to 'call a gay a gay'; dude gave up the big medal for having integrity which is more than SO MANY other skaters will ever be able to say. SHAME ON THEM!!! If freaking Amazing Randi can do it then I dare every gay skater to come the hell out! WTF.

    Posted by: VinceB | Mar 31, 2010 1:57:32 PM

  6. Too funny...on a par with cancer research on the "this is serious" scale? Not so much... Good for a laugh. Weir is a silly and he knows it and revels in it...and he's pretty amusing. Sad that he feels it's his right to out someone, but what else would you expect from him/

    And just for the record, if you watched his performances during the Olympics, he didn't win because he wasn't the best. Period. Not because he was gay. I thought the fur was fabulous though...

    Posted by: HawaiiBill | Mar 31, 2010 2:17:20 PM

  7. No, you don't need to publish a white paper that reads, "I'm Gay" to be out. If we're open about it, we've gone beyond that stupid need to announce it in words. I've rarely told anyone straight up (no pun intended), "I am gay." I will mention my boyfriend when appropriate or one of the ten gay activist events I happen to be doing that month. All one needs to do to be out is to NOT be in the closet. And Weir doesn't even have a door on his. Sheesh.

    Posted by: Zlick | Mar 31, 2010 2:18:35 PM

  8. I LOVE Johnny Weir! He rocks!

    Posted by: CKNJ | Mar 31, 2010 2:27:16 PM

  9. why would anyone be offended by this?

    he's just saying what everybody else is already saying all over the internet

    i thought is was kinda funny

    Posted by: steve | Mar 31, 2010 2:38:32 PM

  10. Johnny is absolutely adorable, funny, and lovely!

    But how have we gotten to this many comments without anyone mentioning the fact that he is wearing Polly Bergen's hair-do?

    Posted by: Strepsi | Mar 31, 2010 2:56:18 PM

  11. At this point i don't think it's so much of a matter of Johnny Weir not being out as it is him not having to say he's gay as an item of the day's news. He just is... saying it isn't necessary. Everyone knows.

    Posted by: james | Mar 31, 2010 3:08:30 PM

  12. Sorry, but until Weir says "I'm gay" or "I'm a gay man" or "I'm homosexual" or "I like to suck cock, oh yes!" or variations on those, he's NOT out...

    What's it gonna take a signed affidavit? Sounds like something a birther would say!

    Posted by: alfredo zapata | Mar 31, 2010 4:19:32 PM

  13. That's the thing I think is hilarious. The skating establishment -- and the media (or at least NBC) -- tries to portray Evan Lycacek as this butch guy, when in reality, he's *at least* as feminine (though perhaps not quite as flamboyant) as Johnny Weir. And I'd honestly be surprised if Lycacek weren't gay, no matter how many girlfriends he claims to have. The only major difference between Weir and Lycacek, IMO, is that Weir's more courageous to actually be who he really is, versus just trying to go with the flow on the path of least resistance.

    Posted by: Ryan | Mar 31, 2010 4:20:56 PM

  14. Oh, DR, get over yourself. Johnny wasn't nasty in the least, this was a casual, fun interview

    Posted by: VinceB | Mar 31, 2010 1:57:32 PM

    That's crap. Big deal, he gave Evan "props", after the winks, nods, and innuendos (it's like making a snide and rude comment and then sticking a smiley face at the end claiming you were "just joking"). This was a tacky and sad attempt at media attention.

    Posted by: DR | Mar 31, 2010 4:34:17 PM

  15. If you watch Be Good Johnny Weir there's a press confernce (the kind where they talk to the skater immediately after s/he skates) with evan lysacek. i don't remember what the reporter asks exactly but they get into a conversation where evan is doing this whole compare/contrast about how he brings a masculine approach to the ice. which is exactly what the reporter wanted, who then asked the more pointed "is johnny weir too XYZ for this sport"...

    so i think what you might be seeing here is a guy who's been taking a lot of shit for not playing it safe like his rival, who's gay too gets no shit whatsoever. of course johnny isn't "officially" out. he would be punished more than he already is if he was.

    i think you can expect that as soon as he decides to stop skating he'll be "out" the same moment. and all without ever have having had a "GIRLFRIEND" or disparaging a GLBT person or our community.

    Posted by: Johnathan | Mar 31, 2010 5:02:46 PM

  16. I think they both should just ask "WWBBD"?


    Posted by: HawaiiBill | Mar 31, 2010 5:44:13 PM

  17. "And he wonders why the skating community doesn't want him around. Tacky, classless, and nasty." I'm with you all the way DR... he's awful, dumb and bitter - I'd rather have Evan representing teh gays ANY DAY!!! PS Weir looks RIDICULOUS in fur.

    Posted by: David | Mar 31, 2010 5:59:28 PM

  18. I like how he tried to sneak in the wink, and Chelsea totally just called him out on it. We all know it's true.

    Posted by: Monsieur R | Mar 31, 2010 7:07:28 PM

  19. I love Johnny Weir. He is so comfortable in his own skin. After watching Be Good Johnny Weir on Sundance Channel I can't wait to see what he does next. He's really funny and cute as hell.

    His wink was hilarious and Chelsea clearly thought so too.

    Stay cool Johnny.

    Posted by: rduke | Mar 31, 2010 7:20:40 PM

  20. Sour grapes.

    Posted by: niles | Mar 31, 2010 8:49:33 PM

  21. "But he is hinting that Lysacek is gay? And "outing" someone else? Isn't that a bit on the hypocritical side?"

    "he wants plausible deniability when it suits him.

    And for a closet case --which is what Johnny Weir still is-- to wink-and-nod and out someone else is disgusting."

    Johnny has never edited his behavior in any way or attempted to be someone he is not. He never had fake girlfriends to soothe the nerves of the ultraconservative and shockingly homophobic judging community of figure skating and he never pretended to be heterosexual in any way.

    Evan on the other hand has made a very concerted effort to adopt a heterosexual identity, which most agree is rather flimsy and not a good fit. If he is gay, which many feel is an accurate assumption, he is willfully engaging another person to live a lie, to live in deception, just to give him an edge in his heartless hunt for Olympic gold. That is a worse offense to me. Of course emptiness and phoniness are the central tenets of his skating style- do what it takes to amass points without risking anything, and distract the audience with ridiculous gestures.

    Posted by: UncleSam | Apr 1, 2010 12:35:30 AM

  22. Weir was at The Abbey here in West Hollywood.

    Is he gay?


    Posted by: FunMe | Apr 1, 2010 12:50:21 AM

  23. David (and to the same extent, DR) -
    Love how you're showing support for Evan. Hope you realize you're supporting a closeted, self-hating homosexual.

    Like others have said, Weir hasn't officially come out because he's never been "in."

    Perhaps that's stupid, but let's take a look at Mr Class-act Evan Lysacek.

    His skating is great, fantastic, clean - good edges, etc. But as a gay or possible gay man, he is a HORRIBLE role model.

    Evan has always bashed Weir's effeminate nature in backhanded ways, constantly making remarks like "I represent the *masculine* side of the sport while Weir doesn't. I'm a better role model, while Weir isn't..." - etc

    Evan has been very public about his "GIRLFRIENDS" - first, Tanith Belbin, then Nastia Liukin

    Evan has been very adamant about portraying himself as a HETEROSEXUAL, which he clearly isn't.

    While Weir hasn't officially come out, at least he hasn't feigned being hetero and slammed openly gay skaters for being who they are.

    in my opinion, Evan is the worst kind of gay guy - ie, the one who bashes other openly gay guys down to protect themselves and their image from the same kind of judgment and disdain that they dish out.

    If Evan came out and said, "hey - i'm gay, and i represent a different type of gay guy than Weir," then i'd respect Evan 100X more than johnny.

    but the fact remains: Evan is closeted, bashes Weir in comments he's made to the media before skating events, and has had a stream of girlfriend "beards" that he's been more than happy to advertise and flaunt.

    he's a self-hating homosexual who will only come out when his 15 min of undeserved fame are up (don't get me started on his gold medal).

    Posted by: Dav242 | Apr 1, 2010 1:10:02 AM

  24. When Johnny comes out and when Evan comes out, We will all be soooooo suprised! Just as when Ricky came out......place your bets on the Mens Figure Skating coming out pool. "After they retire and go pro"

    Posted by: Darrell | Apr 1, 2010 2:10:19 AM

  25. Evan Lysacek reminds me of a 20-something Liberace on blades.

    Posted by: Perry | Apr 1, 2010 8:47:01 AM

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