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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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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 28
    Delphic Says:

    Who?

  4. 29
    perez Says:

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

  5. 30
    Vola Says:

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

  6. 31
    Regi Says:

    Ya Think !!

  7. 32
    Jesse Says:

    Ummmm…DERRRR!!!!

  8. 33
    *~*+*~* Says:

    who cares

  9. 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.

  10. 35
    fred Says:

    Happy Coming Out Day Johnny sweetie

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

  11. 36
    lala Says:

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

  12. 37
    lovelydee Says:

    Not surprised at all.

  13. 38
    J Says:

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

  14. 39
    kk Says:

    Hahahahahahaha……..wow. Shocking I know.

  15. 40
    Suedehead Says:

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

  16. 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.”

  17. 42
    lolo Says:

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

  18. 43
    ? Says:

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

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 47
    Tippi Says:

    Where is the problem ??????

  23. 48
    NATUREGIRL Says:

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

  24. 49
    curious Says:

    Who cares?

  25. 50
    jessemosslover Says:

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

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