Weir wants critics to think, not make apologies
AP National Writer
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – U.S. figure Johnny Weir says he wants two broadcasters who made derogatory comments about him to think twice before they speak in the future, but he’s not looking for any apologies.
Weir says he found the comments by two broadcasters on French-language RDS “offensive,” but they don’t matter to him. He is concerned, however, about what effect such comments might have on kids and other athletes. People should be free to be whoever they want and express themselves however they want, Weir said during a news conference Wednesday.
One RDS commentator said Weir hurts figure skating’s image and another said Weir should be made to take a gender test. The Quebec Gay and Lesbian Council called the remarks “outrageous” and “homophobic,” and has demanded a public apology.
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