Johnny Weir Profile
Johnny Weir warming up. He has rapidly become, on and off the ice, one of the most entertaining men in skating. A loose canon to skating officials, a bit eccentric to family and friends, but most of all – a man comfortable with himself.
People tend to think I’m putting on an act. But that’s just me. I’ve been raised to be outspoken, to have my own thoughts. I have never seen a point in pleasing other people. I know that a lot of people, especially the more republican style people, are very afraid of what I mean to the sport and what I’m going to say, what kind of revolutionary crazy thing is going to come out of my mouth. And you know – good for them. They should be scared.
I’m not a good little figure skater that goes to bed at 8.30 every night, wakes up at 6. 30, eats my three meals a day and goes to bed again. I’m a real person, I do real things.
I’m not going to be the shiny, sparkly, flower-holding figure skater that sits here and says: “I wanna do my best today and if I don’t then I’ll go home and train really hard and do better next time.” That’s not me.
Interview: “I think that if figure skating was any more mainstream, it would be a whole lot more boring.”
I’m going to be really angry if I skate bad and I will probably say crazy things.
Interview: “His (about Michel Weiss’s program) was more like: a vodka shot, let’s snort coke-kind of program.”
That’s how I rock it. I’m not for everybody. There are going to be people that like you and people that hate you. And there’s nothing I can do.
I don’t think I’m a diva. Or pompous enough to be in the position of acting like a diva. But I like things to be the way I like them to be. It’s really my own game and my own agenda that I’m going for and to live my life as happy as I can be. I’m not out there to be a puppet for anyone. And my harshest critic would probably just say that I’m full of air and fluff and that I don’t mean things that I say. But for now, my critics can eat it.
I want people to remember me as someone that pushed the envelope, pushed the boundaries of the “United States figure skating establishment”. I can’t change anyone’s mind about me except my own. And I’m happy with who Johnny Weir is.
He's so cute. I like his independence and free-thinking. I think Johnny's very impertinent that he pushes the envelope, pushes the boundaries of the “United States figure skating establishment”, and I like it
He should always be HIMSELF!!!