We're calling bull shiz on this!!
There's been numerous reports - even from the Olympic skater himself - that Johnny Weir was not invited to be part of Stars On Ice because they deemed him 'not family friendly.'
Of course, in an attempt to cover their asses, reps from the tour have released this 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. Stars on Ice recognizes Johnny Weir is a talented athlete and we appreciate the contributions he has made to the international figure skating community throughout his career. While Stars on Ice wishes it could accommodate many more talented skaters as part of our cast, the fact is we cannot sign every skater."
Pssh. Nice try.
There's no reason Johnny Weir shouldn't have been part of that line-up!! NONE.
[Image via WENN.]
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