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Johnny Weir: I'm Gay

Johnny Weir: I'm Gay

Johnny Weir is revealing some big news in his upcoming memoir Welcome to My World, which hits stores on Tuesday (January 11).

“In a sexual way, I’m gay, but I would marry a woman tomorrow if it struck me,” the 26-year-old figure skating champ said in an excerpt to People. “I don’t think sex and relationships necessarily have to go together.”

“With people killing themselves and being scared into the closet, I hope that even just one person can gain strength from my story,” he added.

Johnny also discusses getting called names in middle school, a secret affair he had with another male skater he only refers to as “Alex,” and why he didn’t come out earlier.

“A lot of the gays got downright angry about my silence. But pressure is the last thing that would make me want to ‘join’ a community.’” he said.

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  • orion

    wow what a shocker…not.

  • wahhhh?

    …..nawww

  • http://www.twitter.com/jessgoes Jessica

    Oh my Gosh! I didn’t know that! – NOT

    Good for u Johnny! Just be what you want…

  • http://T.com Kaz simply smashing !!!!!!!

    Yea agree hes gaaay

  • theresa

    really!!! no kidding! what was our first clue

  • Adam

    If I scroll down on my browser and cut off the top of his hair poof he not so gay .

  • edila

    OMG I’m in shock help me..I did not know he was gay , who would know ?

  • goal

    You dont have to promise. Look at your hair and your face expression

  • efron

    OH NO SHIT JOHNNY, SERIOUSLY? OMFG!!!!!1!!!!!1!111
    not.

  • laura

    Johnny Weir: I’m Gay – ME: No sh*t!

  • XYZ

    We already knew. Good u came out of the closet. U’re an exceptional person anyway.

  • J

    idiot

  • jules

    Shocker.

  • laverdadduele

    Weeeeeeeeee!

  • David

    Gay, ewwwww

  • jasmine

    your queer and who is a flying leap. your ass looks like a freak dude

  • James

    I’ve heard a rumor that the Pope is going to come out as being Catholic!

  • James

    I’ve heard a rumor that the Pope is going to come out as being Catholic!

  • Gilmore

    Me: No sh*t! I kid, I kid, glad he’s being honest though.

  • ORLY

    ORLY?

  • ugh

    nnahhh really..?! lmao, why is this news?

  • Lillianne

    Knock me over with a feather!

  • Lisa

    In other news water is wet.

  • boston61

    He is not gay. He is a transexual. Gay men are still men.

  • Gia

    OMG I just found out today the sky is blue. And here I thought I was seeing things.

  • mln

    i don’t think anyone in the world is at all surprised by this news lol but its good he feels comfortable enough to talk about it.

  • WEIRJ?

    NO SHIT JOHNNY WEIR IS GAY! WHO CARES? HE IS A DISGRACE TO THE FIGURE SKATING WORLD AND NEVER WAS AN ATHLETE. HE WAS JUST A JOKE WHO WANTED TO BE IN FASHION AND MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF SO HE ACTED FLAMBOYANT. HE IS UGLY, ANNOYING, AND STUPID. THERE IS NOTHING TO HIM. SO WEIR IS QUEER. HE IS ALSO A QUEEN. AND ANY WOMAN WHO WOULD MARRY A GAY MAN DOESN’T HAVE MUCH OF A LIFE. THE ONLY REASON WHY HE WOULD MARRY A WOMAN IS TO HAVE CHILDREN AND THEN DIVORCE HER AND LIVE WITH HIS GAY BOYFRIEND. THE DAY WEIR IS OUT OF THE PUBLIC EYE IS THE DAY WE LOOSE ANXIETY WHEN HIS NAGGING NASAL VOICE COMES ON THE SCREEN.

  • Delphic

    Who?

  • perez

    he looks likes he butt ***** other guys!

  • Vola

    Shocker! He is a real turd for wearing real fur.

  • Regi

    Ya Think !!

  • Jesse

    Ummmm…DERRRR!!!!

  • *~*+*~*

    who cares

  • SYLVI212

    Gee, John…..judging from the comments I’m reading, doesn’t look like anyone will faint from surprise. I sure as hell won’t.

  • fred

    Happy Coming Out Day Johnny sweetie

    do you and don’t worry if folks don’t like you for it

  • http://justjared..buzznet.com lala

    I’m in total shock right now…. not.

  • http://deleted lovelydee

    Not surprised at all.

  • J

    WOW! I wouldn’t have guess it. <_<

  • kk

    Hahahahahahaha……..wow. Shocking I know.

  • Suedehead

    A gay figure skater? What next, gay hairstylists???

  • shock of the day

    really????!!
    who didn’t know? tell me, who didn’t know he’s gay?….. ok, maybe his mom would be shocked. “what did you say, son? Nooooo! i never saw any signs.”

  • lolo

    OH MY GOOOD IM SO SHOCKEEEED!!!!!!
    WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED :O [insert sarcasm here]

  • ?

    the real news here is that he’s potentially Bi?

  • Iffy Miffy

    It may not be a surprise for us but come on people – it is NOT easy to come out. There are negative consequences, in various forms and yes, he will have less of those at this time in his life … anyway, love him as I think he’s such a fantastic character!

  • SYLVI212

    @Iffy Miffy:

    Get real! It’s very “envogue” to come out now. Everyone is doing it. I don’t think it took an ounce of guts or courage at all. Too many other celebrities have come out in the past. Coming out isn’t taboo anymore, it’s common.

  • toni

    What a shock (palms hand to face with mouth open in utter shock) NOOOOOOO (hope you get the sarcasm)…Johnny we already knew. He didn’t have to say anything or try to explain nothing. He’s in the same boat as Clay Aiken, Ricky Martin *coughs*Queen Latifah and Jodie Foster*coughs* where you know, but they don’t have to tell anyone to prove anything. Not that no one cares, but it was obvious and not a total shock. I do sincerely hope he’s happy and can live a joyous life with whomever he chooses as his partner.

  • Tippi

    Where is the problem ??????

  • NATUREGIRL

    OH NO, NO, NO, NO, NO…..SAY IT ANT SO…. IS MY REACTION CONVINCING ENOUGH??

  • curious

    Who cares?

  • jessemosslover

    NO, this guys gay? Wow, I havent been this shocked since clay aiken came out of the closet. lol

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