Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hey Johnny Weir, fur kills!

Johnny Weir, the U.S. figure skater who's gotten as much attention for his off the ice ambiguous lifestyle than for his on the ice performances is taking heat from animal rights groups. Friends for Animals is complaining to Weir and his costume designer Stephanie Handler about Weir's recent use of fox fur in his costumes. Weir's response:

“I totally get the dirtiness of the fur industry and how terrible it is to animals. But it’s not something that’s the No. 1 priority in my life,” Weir said on Tuesday. “There are humans dying everyday. There are thousands if not millions of homeless people in New York City. Look at what just happened in Haiti.

“I tend to focus my energy, if there is a cause, on humans. While that may be callous and bad of me, it’s my choice.”

Weir's compassion for humanity would feel heartfelt, if it didn't come sounding off like it was straight off of FOX News.

As for the costume...sheesh! It looks like Cosmic Boy's costume from the 1970's, if it had pants.

(Now if I could only get Sasha Cohen to dress up like Shadow Lass...)

(via Yahoo! Sports)

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