Johnny Weir Alleges Discrimination

After being left out of the Stars on Ice lineup, three-time U.S. ice skating champion Johnny Weir claims that the show is discriminating against him due to his perceived sexuality, and may stage his own “crazy, over-the-top fantasy show” in lieu of the tour. Weir has the backing of GLAAD, which is protesting the show, and said that he was rejected from the lineup of skaters as not being “family friendly” enough. “I’m not going to get on the ice and strip down naked and roll around,” Weir said. “I know I’m a bit outrageous at times and I say what’s on my mind, but I don’t understand how that isn’t family friendly in any way.” Stars on Ice denies the claims as “simply not accurate” and said in a statement: “Please be assured that the ‘gender identity and sexual orientation’ of cast members has never been a consideration in the selection of tour performers.”