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Johnny Weir ****B-O-M-B-S**** In His Amateur Comeback comes in LAST PLACE!!!!!!!!

Eat it bitches!

Weir finishes in 10th place, out of 10 skaters.

Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 9111/26/2012

To be a World Bronze medalist and to come LAST in a major international competition. Is a HUGE embarrassment.

Especially since some of the skaters he was up against don't have the experience on the ice he does.

by Anonymousreply 111/09/2012

He's been too distracted by his *life* and he's gotten silly - sillier.

by Anonymousreply 211/09/2012

He would rather be a flaming queen than a good skater.

by Anonymousreply 311/09/2012

The problem with Johnny Weir is he blames everyone else for his shortcomings, except himself.

He blames the judges, he blames fellow skaters, he blames the media, he blames the association.

The skating world didn't do a number on Johnny. Johnny did a number on Johnny.

To be a good skater you have to practice, practice, practice.

But Johnny doesn't want to do that, instead pursue being Johnny Weir.

Which is fine. But at times like these don't blame other people for your mistakes. Man up and accept responsibility.

by Anonymousreply 411/09/2012

[quote]Man up

Strange choice of words to apply to a skating drag queen.

by Anonymousreply 511/09/2012

Bomb Bump!

by Anonymousreply 611/10/2012

What happened to his television show?

by Anonymousreply 711/10/2012

Link to said bombing, please.

by Anonymousreply 811/10/2012

Link below R8

by Anonymousreply 911/10/2012

Why is the OP so thrilled about this? Yet again, it's bizarre how hostile DL is to openly gay celebrities. You don't have to like him, hell I don't even really like him, but I don't see that he's done anything to elicit such excitement at any failure. But of course I do know why, because he's femme of course. Femmephobia rears its ugly head again.

by Anonymousreply 1011/10/2012

Sorry R10, I'm not buying it. There are lots of GLBT celebs that are well-loved here on the DL forums. Johnny isn't liked by everyone, and so what? He is more interested in D-list fame than he is in dedicating himself to his sport. He's come across as an opinionated famewhore. In his defense, he still has time to improve before the Winter Games in 2014.

Besides, you like him, don't you? Clearly EVERYONE doesn't hate him.

by Anonymousreply 1111/10/2012

[quote] I don't see that he's done anything to elicit such excitement at any failure.

He doesn't take any responsibility for his skating. Every time he has failed on the ice (which has been many times) he never takes responsibilty. It is always someone else's fault. It is the judges fault, or it was his fellow skater's fault, or it is his coaches fault, or it is the USFSA fault, the list can go on.

But he never says I'm the one responsible for my skating.

Plus he never goes to practice, thinking he can make it up as he goes along. And then blames others for his failures.

by Anonymousreply 1211/10/2012

In that regard R12, he is like an American Emanuel Sandhu. If there ever was a skater more adept at playing the blame game, it was SHEmanuel. Guess Johnny has taken his place as Queen of DENIAL on Ice.

by Anonymousreply 1311/10/2012

r11, what it boils down to is he is d-list, as you admit. So there wouldn't even be a thread about this has-been skater if he wasn't gay, let alone one overwhelmed with joy at his failure. So yes it is DL's usual hypercritical attitude about openly-gay celebs, especially if they aren't str8-acting.

by Anonymousreply 1411/10/2012

He brought a unique personality and artistic skating style to the sport. He has many fans. Everyone fades sometime. He was popular internationally where skating fans don't get worked up about gay people. Research what happened in Canada when they worked to oust the gay skaters. Rudy Galindo is as gay as anyone on the planet. If you are old enough to remember when he came from no where to win the US championship you were cheered, especially if you knew his back story. He is one of my heroes. My problem with a thread like this is, when you and others mock and make fun of Johnny that same ridicule and mockery is to ALL OF US.

by Anonymousreply 1511/10/2012

R15 you need another hero

Johnny is only in for Johnny

by Anonymousreply 1611/10/2012

R14 & R15 it has nothing to do with him being Queeny, flamboyant, trying to attract attention to himself or even being a famewhore. He can be all those things, that is fine.

But he never puts down on the ice when it counts. Then he turns around and blames everyone else for his poor performance, never taking responsibility for his skating.

THAT IS THE ISSUE. He bombed because he didn't practice and arrogantly thought he could coast through a competition after two years away.

He never goes to practice, instead focusing on his ten zillion other projects.

If he wants to be a success on the ice, he has to put in the time.

by Anonymousreply 1711/10/2012

According to the link from R9, Weir is listed as WD for withdrew.

Don't know the reason, but OP can stop gloating that he FINISHED last.

by Anonymousreply 1811/10/2012

1. Johnny Weir has been THE Gay communities defender in a world dominated by Republican women and closeted males still living like it was the Cold War era.

2. Even finishing last, Weir brings more media attention to the sport, than any other skater in the world.

3. Age 25 is the limit of being competitive, all male skaters who compete after this age today, are working against their biological clocks and losing badly (Plushy, Abbott etc.)

4. Figure Skating has more "anti-Weir" characters (Kurt Browning, Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamagucci, Rachel Flatt, Skate Canada, JM Smuckers etc.) than the entire Republican Party.

5. Homophobia has killed figure skating in North America and Europe. Asia, where homophobia is still acceptable and not discussed, is the future. Figure Skating is fast becoming an Asian sport.

by Anonymousreply 1911/10/2012

[quote]But he never puts down on the ice when it counts.


People brow-beat Cohen and Bobek for the same reasons. They all have NATURAL TALENT that they piss away instead of practicing and becoming legends.

It has nothing to do with him being gay or flamboyant. It has to do with him pissing away his talent on the ice and trash talking off the ice.

Put your skating where your mouth is or pay the consequences.

by Anonymousreply 2011/10/2012

R 15 can you read? I did not say Weir was my hero I said Rudy Gallindo was. Find the Sports Illustrated story about Gallindo winning the national title and you will see why. Best to read before you snark.

by Anonymousreply 2111/10/2012

R18 he finished last, 10th out of 10 competitors after the short program.

by Anonymousreply 2211/10/2012

R21 I am a Rudy Galindo fan myself.

by Anonymousreply 2311/10/2012

NO ONE of you bitches better say jack about Rudy. He's awesome. He rules.

Now carry on.

by Anonymousreply 2411/10/2012

Why are you ignoring that he had tremendous success in his earlier skating career?

You behave as if all of his earlier success never happened and you recognize only his failures.

Look at his wikipedia entry for a list of all his successes/winnings in his earlier career.

by Anonymousreply 2511/10/2012


Is this this the cool way of saying, "I agree"? And, please tell me you're not 45 years old using this languange...I know hte average age on Datalounge is 50.

by Anonymousreply 2611/10/2012

Why is the OP so excited to see Johnny Weir not succeed?

OP has really poor character.

by Anonymousreply 2711/10/2012

Rudy was the first, but Rudy is not in your face and political like Weir. Rudy Galindo doesn't scare the homophobia out of the establishment, Johnny Weir does.

by Anonymousreply 2811/10/2012

And Rudy doesn't trash talk other people, unlike Johnny who does.,

R27 Johnny needs a does of his own trash talking medicine.

by Anonymousreply 2911/10/2012

Like at least 50% of the figure skating community hasn't publicly trashed Johnny Weir first.

During the 2010 Olympics, Canadian CTV/RDS sport reporters telling Johnny Weir he needed to be gender tested, was pretty well the biggest Global news item spin off of the games. Imagine inviting somebody to your country to compete and then saying this about him. Talk about poor manners to the extreme!

by Anonymousreply 3011/10/2012

Typical jealous gay men. Can't stand that a gay man is doing what he loves, getting paid for it and most of all is famous.

Johnny is going to struggle on his comeback. Quad jumps are required to even get on the podium now. Johnny has always struggled to do quads.

I watched the entire second season of Be Good Johnny. In one of the later episodes, Johnny won a people's choice award for favorite skater at the big skating awards (I forget what it's called). Before the ceremony he was told he couldn't give a speech, instead he was just to get the award on stage and leave. He wasn't even allowed to talk to press inside the building. If figure skating was accepting of gay athletes than gay skaters would have come out a long time ago while they were competing.

by Anonymousreply 3111/10/2012

Who is being jealous? All we are saying is put up or shut up.

He needs to lay it on the ice. Why are you making excuses for him?

by Anonymousreply 3211/10/2012

A lot of the US homophobia is driven by Scott Hamilton. He is a regular speaker on Pat Robertson's 700 Club at link.

by Anonymousreply 3311/10/2012

R32, your ugly attitude reflects very poorly on your own character.

Your attitude is repulsive, repellent, and repugnant and you are a lousy human being.

by Anonymousreply 3411/10/2012

I watched the two performances on YouTube. First of all, he's out of shape. Even a little fat. This makes him sluggish, slow and he can't get height on his jumps.

Second, he's got some weird ass technique on his jumps now. Some kind of back-and-forth edging thing into his quad, and very deliberate turns into the axel and flip. Mao Asada starting doing this and was never the same again.

Third, he's getting older and is from a different scoring era, and it shows. Shades of Kwan and Cohen. The footwork is too easy, the skating skills too shallow, simplistic choreography.

Fourth, his programs and costuming have moved from iconoclastic to silly. Using a "Bad Romance" instrumental for the short is like showing up at the Met doing Circus of the Stars.

If he can't sort these things out like a proper athlete, then he should just go on to reality TV or do a porn video with Chris Crocker.

by Anonymousreply 3511/10/2012

Get the fuck off the internet, r34.

by Anonymousreply 3611/10/2012

R34 he needs to put up or shut up

That is sport. Deal with it.

by Anonymousreply 3711/10/2012

Thank you R35

Again in sport you have to change with the times, or you get left in the dust.

That is sport. Deal with it.

by Anonymousreply 3811/10/2012

r7, the second season of his Be Good Johnny Weir show just ran it's final episode about 3 weeks ago.

Logo ran the second season instead of Sundance Channel. I haven't heard if there will be a third.

by Anonymousreply 3911/10/2012

Weir has already made the most significant impact on figure skating of any male in his generation. Whether he wins or loses skating competitions at this point, is secondary. Weir is already on the front cover of the history book.

by Anonymousreply 4011/10/2012

Rolls eyes at R40.

by Anonymousreply 4111/10/2012

Nobody outside of the very small world of figure skating fans, knows who that is R41.

Mainstream America knows who Johnny Weir is, so does mainstream Canada, England, Russia, Japan and Australia. The people who don't ever watch figure skating, still know who Johnny Weir is. Ask any straight guy for the name of a male figure skater and your more likely to get Johnny Weir. However I realize that the FSU exists in its own very distinct world, immune to the other 7 billion people on the planet.

by Anonymousreply 4211/10/2012

I love Johnny Weir.

by Anonymousreply 4311/10/2012

Per R35's critique of Johnny's performance at the skating competition of the last couple of days, I remember Johnny's performance of his two programs at his last Olympics.

I remember at that Olympics Johnny's footwork was too easy and not complex enough as was his choreography.

I think Johnny did not invest in paying a top notch choreographer for that Olympics nor for his current programs.

He either does not have the money to invest in a top notch choreographer or he does not wish to spend the money to hire one and prefers to save his money.

The complexity of his footwork and his choreography was deficient at that Olympics and apparently currently. (I haven't looked at youtube yet for current programs, but will)

by Anonymousreply 4411/10/2012

Was he really out there to win at this stage? Maybe he just wanted to participate a few more times in real competitions before shutting that part of his career down. What's the big deal?

by Anonymousreply 4511/10/2012

R45 he said he's back to win an Olympic medal.

by Anonymousreply 4611/10/2012

I'm surprised he is still competing. I always thought the shelf life of a figure skater was very short.

by Anonymousreply 4711/10/2012

Evan whatshiname is having difficulty in coming back too.

He supposedly is out with a groin injury.

Since doing excessive quads in practice can eaily result in groin injuries, I'm not surprised if he does actually have a groin in jury.

by Anonymousreply 4811/10/2012

Lysacek is just as likely to have that groin injury from excessive squats in the bedroom as from excessive quads in practice.

by Anonymousreply 4911/10/2012

r46 - Hmm, JW does like to talk a good game though. I wonder if he's serious or just knows that saying that will get him more play in the media?

Either way, if he's happy, good on him.

by Anonymousreply 5011/10/2012

I didn't know Vera Wang was into watching Gay guys have sex? What a perv she is!

by Anonymousreply 5111/10/2012

Johnny Has WITHDRAWN, chilluns!!!

MOSCOW, November 10 (R-Sport) - Four-time Grand Prix winner Johnny Weir told R-Sport on Saturday that he was withdrawing from the Cup of Russia due to an old knee injury flaring up.

Weir was competing for the first time since the 2010 Winter Olympics but pulled out before Saturday’s free skate in Moscow and could now be out of the Trophee Eric Bompard next week.

“This is a very terrible setback and I’m not happy, but things happen in sports,” Weir said.

The three-time U.S. champion said a problem with his anterior cruciate ligament had hampered his short program skate on Friday, when he finished tenth in an error-strewn performance.

“About a month ago I had a terrible fall in practice and then I reagitated the same injury with my ACL at the beginning of this week and yesterday I tried in the competition,” he said.

“This is not what I wanted to happen here and I wanted to compete and to perform and I’m so sad.”

Patrick Chan of Canada leads from Russia’s Konstantin Menshov ahead of the free skate.

Weir, 28, said he expected crisis talks with his national federation about the Trophee Eric Bompard.

“I’m unsure if they’ll be open to it, simply because I’ve withdrawn from one Grand Prix and the other one could give a chance to another skater that has never competed in a Grand Prix before, so this evening I’ll be sitting on the phone with America all night,” he said.

Weir admitted he is not yet in top competitive form following his decision to return to the competitive circuit after two years away.

“I’ve had problems with my body and my condition since I’ve come back to the sport. I’ve had a very rapid weight loss to get prepared and my body hasn’t completely learned again what it’s like to fall,” he said.

by Anonymousreply 5211/10/2012



by Anonymousreply 5311/10/2012

The problem many have with JW is he's just not appealing physically. He has some very weak facial features he needs to come to term with.

by Anonymousreply 5411/10/2012

does everything have to be drama?

by Anonymousreply 5511/10/2012

Thanks, R39.

Is he adopted? He looks nothing like his parents.

by Anonymousreply 5611/10/2012

It's obvious that he's more interested in being an out, gay personality than a serious skater. It's what he does best so skating takes a back seat. He's a fabulous queen and just needs to forget the ice skates.

by Anonymousreply 5711/10/2012

[quote]Is he adopted? He looks nothing like his parents.

His mother bears an unfortunate resemblance to Linda Hunt.

by Anonymousreply 5811/10/2012

R54 let's have a look at your mug. I love to criticize faces. Johnny has a killer bod.

by Anonymousreply 5911/10/2012

R42, I really don't think that's the case. Only reason I recognize his name is because of DL but I still wouldn't be able to point him out in a line up. If that's the case with me, straight guys/mainstream are less likely to know about him.

by Anonymousreply 6011/10/2012

Anal sex loosens the sphincter and hinders the proper execution of the salchow.

by Anonymousreply 6111/10/2012

LOL R61, now we know what happened to Tim Goebel.

by Anonymousreply 6211/10/2012

Why do people think denying Johnny Weirs celebrity status, makes it come true? Any other American figure skaters currently with their own reality TV show? Any other figure skaters personally promoted by Lady Gaga?

by Anonymousreply 6311/11/2012

Probably didn't do a quad jump in the comp.

by Anonymousreply 6411/11/2012

R63 he is using skating to ENHANCE his celebrity status.

If he is not interested in competitive skating, he should stick to the pro world.

But since the pro world is non-existent for skaters, he is sticking amateur for the publicity and to enhance his own persona.

by Anonymousreply 6511/11/2012

We will see how hungry Johnny is to compete. He got a bye to Nationals because he is skating in two Grand Prix events.

But since he withdrew from one this past week (actually coming in last place after the short) and his participation in next week's GP is in doubt. The USFSA may force him to compete in sectionals to get to Nationals.

Meaning he would have to compete in a very low-level competition where he would be competing against very junior skaters. And very hungry skaters wanting to get to Nationals.

Sectionals are considered a b-list competition, not something worthy of a former Olympian.

But he might have no choice, as the USFSA and the US judges want to see how he fares up against other skaters, before giving him a pass to Nationals.

If he pulls out of Sectionals, then all of this was just publicity, because competing in sectionals are more embarrassing than falling on the ice on TV.

by Anonymousreply 6611/11/2012

"because competing in sectionals are more embarrassing"

I agree.

by Anonymousreply 6711/11/2012

I will bet you some USFSA or ISU exec convinced Weir to compete because they needed the audience boost. Regardless of how well he does, Weir is a big ratings booster.

by Anonymousreply 6811/11/2012

It is official. Johnny has withdrawn from his next schedules competition, Trophee Bompard in France.

Looks like he will have to skate in Sectionals to qualify for Nationals. If he refuses, the season is already over for him.

by Anonymousreply 6911/13/2012

Johnny Weir is hungry and tempestuous.

by Anonymousreply 7011/13/2012

ITA, r66.

Sectionals can be brutal if you're not prepared.

by Anonymousreply 7111/13/2012

They only need Johnny Weir to show up. Then the fans will come. They don't need him to win and he would rather be shopping anyways.

by Anonymousreply 7211/25/2012

Regarding the comments on Sectionals, didn't Boitano have to go to Sectionals when he regained his Olympic eligibility so he could go to the '94 Olympics? I think he had to go through the whole process again since he had given up his eligibility before getting back. I agree with the comments about Weir not putting it all out on the ice, but I would say that was Johnny in his later career. I'd see him practice perfect quads then never try them in competition. I used to love figure skating but it just sucks now anyway. The new scoring system has taken all the beauty and grace from the sport. Skaters have to contort themselves into all kinds of ridiculous positions to get the highest levels on spins. Hmmm. Maybe that's why the sport is overtaken by power bottoms?

by Anonymousreply 7311/25/2012

The Grand Grand Prix final NO US MALE has qualified.

FOUR men from Japan, plus Patrick Chan have qualified.

by Anonymousreply 7411/25/2012

Johnny Weir is like the Lady Gaga of Figure Skating. You think the judges will take him seriously?

by Anonymousreply 7511/25/2012

R73 Boitano got a bye to Nationals, providing he skate in Skate America.

They made Todd Eldredge skate in sectionals to get to Nationals.

Johnny was given a bye to Nationals, providing he skate in the Grand Prix.

He didn't do that. So who knows what will happen. But Johnny is keeping up with his Beauty column. Too bad he is not putting in the same energy with his skating

by Anonymousreply 7611/25/2012

I'd rather Johnny win, than the overrated (over-scored) Patrick Chan.

by Anonymousreply 7711/25/2012

How does anyone on this thread know Johnny's skating regimen?

He's aged, he's injured, and he's not as competitive, but from what I understand, he's devoted to practicing. He's just fading, and he knows it.

I admire him for being open about himself, and kicking ass out there.

I also don't recall ever reading or hearing about him 'blaming other people' for his shortcomings. At all. He's been loyal and submissive to his very dogmatic and insanely fascistic trainers...from what I've seen.

Again, how does anyone come up with him being lazy and bored and petulant?

by Anonymousreply 7811/25/2012

R74 that is all semantics. No single Canadian male has ever won the Olympic Gold metal in all history. Several US skaters have won the OGM.

Even if Chan wins in Sochi, he was trained by US Figure Skating at their facility in Colorado Springs. So technically, it is still an American victory. Virtue/Moir were also trained in the USA.

by Anonymousreply 7911/25/2012

What does it matter who wins? The judges will give it to Chan, no matter how bad he skates. That's why Figure Skating is losing its viewers.

by Anonymousreply 8011/25/2012

When I'm good, I'm good, but when I'm bad, I'm shitty.

by Anonymousreply 8111/25/2012

[quote]Even if Chan wins in Sochi, he was trained by US Figure Skating at their facility in Colorado Springs. So technically, it is still an American victory. Virtue/Moir were also trained in the USA.

If that was an American victory, he would be officially skating for the USA. I mean, Canada? Really??

by Anonymousreply 8211/25/2012

Patrick Chans parents came from Hong Kong, gave birth to Patrick Chan on Canadian soil, then sent him to the USA to be trained as a figure skater.

How exactly does Canada factor into that? Other than Canadian tax payers foot the bill for all of it.

by Anonymousreply 8311/25/2012

The women's figure skating is boring too, only Asian women competing for the Gold.

by Anonymousreply 8411/25/2012

The American girl should have gotten 2nd place, they are overscoring the Japanese surprise!

by Anonymousreply 8511/25/2012

Not fair! He should get extra points for keeping that 9 inch butt plug in his ass as he is skating!

by Anonymousreply 8611/25/2012

When Weir actually does leave figure skating, audience numbers will drop to local Cable station levels.

by Anonymousreply 8711/26/2012

R87 Figure Skating is already at record low numbers, with Weir in competitions.

by Anonymousreply 8811/26/2012

>>The American girl should have gotten 2nd place, they are overscoring the Japanese surprise!

uzeeeeeeeeeeeee関係ないだろメリケン お前らもやってただろうにw

by Anonymousreply 8911/26/2012

出たよ出たよASIAN攻撃 死ねバカ P CHINK & KIM YUNAと一緒にするなよ

by Anonymousreply 9011/26/2012


The women's figure skating is boring too, only Asian women competing for the Gold.

by: Anonymous reply 84 11/25/2012 @ 03:34PM

flag: [ww] [ff] [troll-dar] The American girl should have gotten 2nd place, they are overscoring the Japanese surprise!

by: Anonymous reply 85 11/25/2012 @ 03:57PM

by Anonymousreply 9111/26/2012
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