By Dustin Garrett Rhodes
Johnny Weir is at it again-lying, that is. In the latest issue of Elle magazine, Johnny Weir not only accuses Friends of Animals of being a “terrorist organization,” he claims we threatened him. We’ve been through all of this before, Johnny Weir. It wasn’t true then, and it certainly isn’t true now.
Showing concern for the dead arctic fox you wore at the 2010 U.S. National Championships does not a terrorist make. Friends of Animals was hoping you’d have a change of heart about the animals whose miserable lives and deaths you are complicit in. We never threatened you. Indeed, we simply asked you not to wear fur at the Olympics. That you lost is not our fault.
Wearing fur (and, yes, other animal skins) is deplorable. It’s vapid and vain. Choosing to wear something attached to so much pain and suffering is heartless. Misery will never be stylish. Your wanton love of fur only exposes a cold heart.
Johnny Weir likes to say to each his own-but tell that to the beaten and bludgeoned, the anally electrocuted. No one chose to die for Johnny Weir’s sick obsession.