Johnny Weir is an NBC Commentator at the Olympics.
He's getting people riled up too. Fr. Z is disgusted - which almost makes it even funnier - but for me, it's just queer. Really queer.
Weir is protesting Holy Russia's policy against GLBTQ propaganda and the rough treatment shown to gay protesters. How? By simply showing up ... making some sort of fashion statement. I wonder if Lady Gaga is his fashion consultant?
Weir says the games are not supposed to be about politics.Weir has appeared with full makeup -- blush, lipstick, etc. -- as well as silk blouses and gaudy jewelry. Hairstyles have ranged form piled on top to a braided tiara. This was his plan from the beginning, as NJ.com reports:[My wardrobe will be a] cross between Coco Chanel and Brooks Brothers” with a hint of “Stanley Tucci’s character in the Hunger Games without the blue hair.
The Olympics are supposed to be about these wonderful athletes who are chasing these lifelong dreams, not politics.Weir just made it all about politics.
Photo credit. I think he's looking more Lily Tomlin than Coco Chanel.