Figure skater Johnny Weir was coming off the ice after finishing up at Bryant Park in New York City when he was asked about Lady Gaga’s plans to be the first person to sing in space.
His answer was a little out of his world.
Although it’s unclear if he’ll catch any flak for this remark, Weir did recently apologize for calling gay activists who were protesting a speech he gave at Barnard College “idiots.”
Johnny Weir Calls LGBT Protesters Picketing His Speaking Event "Idiots," Apologizes http://t.co/e1ct1GvCa1— FVSNN (@FVSNN2012) December 4, 2013
Here’s part of his apology:
“My stance of being pro-athlete before being pro-gay has ruffled so many feathers and it becomes difficult to speak publicly because of this fight. As a non-confrontational person, I take it very hard (obviously) when I offend people or they feel the need to tell me that I am awful. Many activists also believe that change starts with a revolution, a term that terrifies me. I am not against activism in any way, but I don’t have the strength of character to not only revolutionize my life on a daily basis but also the lives of others. Our differences are vast, but we all live for a purpose.
In any event, the speech finished, I left feeling awful and my only solace was in a half eaten carton of Breyers, freezer burned to death in the back of my freezer. I have put my foot in my mouth before, and I probably will many times over, but it doesn’t change the fact that I stooped to fighting by slinging insults rather than being proud of my own voice and achievements and saying, my opinion matters too. I showed myself a lesser version of myself that night, and I’m glad I learned from it. People will find their own paths, they will differ from mine, and I need to show them the grace that I’ve been granted in my own discovery.”
[Falls Church New-Press]
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