Weir wants critics to think, not make apologies | VailDaily.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Weir wants critics to think, not make apologies

NANCY ARMOUR
AP National Writer
Figure skater Johnny Weir of the United States speaks during a press conference at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. Weir said he wants two broadcasters who made derogatory comments about him during the Vancouver Olympics to think twice before they speak in the future _ but he's not looking for any apologies. He found the comments by two broadcasters on French-language RDS "offensive." (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez)
AP | AP

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.


Support Local Journalism


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


Trending - Sports