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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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87 Responses to “Johnny Weir: I'm Gay”

  1. 1
    orion Says:

    wow what a shocker…not.

  2. 2
    wahhhh? Says:

    …..nawww

  3. 3
    Jessica Says:

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

    Good for u Johnny! Just be what you want…

  4. 4
    Kaz simply smashing !!!!!!! Says:

    Yea agree hes gaaay

  5. 5
    theresa Says:

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

  6. 6
    Adam Says:

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

  7. 7
    edila Says:

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

  8. 8
    goal Says:

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

  9. 9
    efron Says:

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

  10. 10
    laura Says:

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

  11. 11
    XYZ Says:

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

  12. 12
    J Says:

    idiot

  13. 13
    jules Says:

    Shocker.

  14. 14
    laverdadduele Says:

    Weeeeeeeeee!

  15. 15
    David Says:

    Gay, ewwwww

  16. 16
    jasmine Says:

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

  17. 17
    James Says:

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

  18. 18
    James Says:

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

  19. 19
    Gilmore Says:

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

  20. 20
    ORLY Says:

    ORLY?

  21. 21
    ugh Says:

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

  22. 22
    Lillianne Says:

    Knock me over with a feather!

  23. 23
    Lisa Says:

    In other news water is wet.

  24. 24
    boston61 Says:

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

  25. 25
    Gia Says:

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

  26. 26
    mln Says:

    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.

  27. 27
    WEIRJ? Says:

    NO **** 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 *****. 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.

  28. 28
    Delphic Says:

    Who?

  29. 29
    perez Says:

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

  30. 30
    Vola Says:

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

  31. 31
    Regi Says:

    Ya Think !!

  32. 32
    Jesse Says:

    Ummmm…DERRRR!!!!

  33. 33
    *~*+*~* Says:

    who cares

  34. 34
    SYLVI212 Says:

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

  35. 35
    fred Says:

    Happy Coming Out Day Johnny sweetie

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

  36. 36
    lala Says:

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

  37. 37
    lovelydee Says:

    Not surprised at all.

  38. 38
    J Says:

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

  39. 39
    kk Says:

    Hahahahahahaha……..wow. Shocking I know.

  40. 40
    Suedehead Says:

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

  41. 41
    shock of the day Says:

    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.”

  42. 42
    lolo Says:

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

  43. 43
    ? Says:

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

  44. 44
    Iffy Miffy Says:

    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!

  45. 45
    SYLVI212 Says:

    @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.

  46. 46
    toni Says:

    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.

  47. 47
    Tippi Says:

    Where is the problem ??????

  48. 48
    NATUREGIRL Says:

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

  49. 49
    curious Says:

    Who cares?

  50. 50
    jessemosslover Says:

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

  51. 51
    Mandy Says:

    It is not every gay person’s duty to come out to the world. No, this isn’t a surprise to me or anyone else, but that is no reason to make ignorant comments about him. It is his life.

    I love you, Johnny!

  52. 52
    Mandy Says:

    @Vola:

    Most figure skaters’ skates – and probably most of your shoes – are also made from dead animals.

  53. 53
    juniper Says:

    I think he’s cute, but why would he even want to legally marry a woman if he is sexually attracted to men? Don’t think that would be too satisfying for the woman. He’s such an impish tease.

  54. 54
    Carla Says:

    @Lisa:

    LMAO!!!

  55. 55
    Carla Says:

    Sex and relationships don’t necessarily have to go together? WTF! LOL!

  56. 56
    anthony Says:

    No kidding.

  57. 57
    Emily Says:

    I think even Stevie Wonder saw this coming. Seriously?

  58. 58
    Lalalove Says:

    I have no freakin’ clue who this dude is. But, looking at him revealed that! He DID NOT need to come out. ‘Cause it’s quiet obvious.

  59. 59
    deke Says:

    I don’t care, I like him. He has a great sense of humor.

  60. 60
    Jenn Says:

    That’s just like him saying, the sky is blue, and water is wet.

  61. 61
    abie Says:

    really?:s

  62. 62
    hag Says:

    “sex and relationships don’t necessarily go together”??? what this person is really saying is that he would marry a woman he is not sexually attracted to, possibly have children with her all the while indulging in homosexual sex??? in the past men led this secret life. there is NO EXCUSE for it now. NO NEED to bring pain to a wife and children. i would have more respect for this person to live his life in the open with his husband and adopted children or surrogate children in the open and proud and HONEST.

  63. 63
    Jan Says:

    I am for equal rights for ALL gays. I have gay family members, gay friends, and always vote for gay marriage. I do NOT like Johnny Weir. He is a mean spirited heartless person.

  64. 64
    Toni Says:

    Johnny is great. In the closet or out, his his choice to make.

  65. 65
    k Says:

    Sex and relationships don’t necessarily have to go together. But then what are you left with? A bunch of one night stands? I hope his future wife understands….

  66. 66
    maria Says:

    really I would have never guess >_>

  67. 67
    agenda Says:

    obviously he did not need to come out but since he’s selling a book……. it’s a way of bringing attention to his product. might help sales, who knows.

  68. 68
    gyllenhals are fug Says:

    when will jake come out?

  69. 69
    Lisa2 Says:

    I think that he made it a bigger deal for acting like is was such a big secret and that is why people are laughing. He must have thought everyone was a moron or something? No one even cares, it was because he made it “offical” is all.

  70. 70
    Manny Says:

    Johnny Weir: I’m Gay
    America: No shiit.

  71. 71
    Jeanie Says:

    He is a person. You may not agree with his lifestyle but he is still a person with true feelings and a heart of gold. Unlike some other men who are judged as being macho like Evan Lysacek. I think he is definitely gay too. He just doesn’t want to come out yet. But I don’t know if he is. And if he did come out then his skating career would be finished too and he would be banished from figure skating for life. As he should be for being such a jerk.

  72. 72
    Ms Barleo Gaga Pitt Fan Says:

    NO??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Say it isn’t so??? What will all the women do? lol. NOT!

  73. 73
    Lucy Says:

    I don’t know why people have to announce their sexual preferences to the world (not like everyone didn’t know in this case anyway). In this day and age, who cares. It is not shocking like it was years ago. Now when I hear someone just revealed they are gay, it is like “yawn”

  74. 74
    Harman Smith Says:

    Well Johnny’s out of the closet.your turn Michael Buckley.

  75. 75
    Catchy Says:

    ORLY?

  76. 76
    Susan Says:

    Three words: NO **** SHERLOCK.

  77. 77
    ftlaudcarl Says:

    “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.”

    What an idiot… Still sounds like a closet case unable to come out without qualifications… A contrary little child. Maybe Johnny should take a lesson or two from Adam Lambert and learn to be proud of himself for who he is without qualification …

  78. 78
    ;;; Says:

    I am totally confuzzled.. Johnny a gay????????? I almost fell off my chair when I read this news.

  79. 79
    Brandon Hilton Says:

    OMG! He’s gay???????? LMFAO. is this really news? Its like, thanks for the clue captain obvious! LOL

  80. 80
    steve Says:

    duh

  81. 81
    Sophia Says:

    omg I never thought that! ….
    :P

  82. 82
    chris Says:

    who not know?? really?? you kidding me, no?hahaha who cares?

  83. 83
    luly Says:

    is that serious??? noooooooo oh my gosh hes gay and fiogure skater but he talking bad about evan lysacek all time, evan likes woman johnny likes hummmm….well you know.

  84. 84
    hsh8383 Says:

    of course you are gay look at your hair no guy in his straight mind would have a hairstyle like that.

  85. 85
    Angie Says:

    First Rosie, then Lance B., followed by Ricky M., now Johnny! When will people finally stop making announcements about stuff we already know? Yes dear you’re gay, and I’m a Cancer… next up, Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart are dating!

  86. 86
    anny Says:

    Well, why is everyone THAT surprised? it was always obvious – just the way he dressed – is it enough? way too gay :-D

  87. 87
    Mercy Says:

    @Toni:
    I agree! I don’t give in to pressure either…about anything. Johnny can skate, sing, write and has a fabulous sense of style.

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