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    Why the F do people have a problem with this? He had every right to celebrate his performance with the people who love him! Are there not more important, bigger things in life for you to worry your head over? Get a friggin' grip! Johnny is a very extroverted, carefree person . . . his personality is very endearing and engaging off the ice. He's nearing the close of his eligible career and he wanted to have fun after all his hard work had paid off for him personally and his fans. Great for him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by museksk8r View Post
    Why the F do people have a problem with this? Are there not more important, bigger things in life for you to worry you head over? Get a friggin' grip! Johnny is a very extroverted, carefree person . . . his personality is very endearing and engaging off the ice.
    Not according to Patrick Chan
    *please don't kill me*

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    I liked Johnny's performances and liked how he handled himself after the low scoring. It was disappointing to see Galina's expression after she reviewed the scores. She was so happy on both occassions till those damn scores came up. Bummer.

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    I didn't know he trained with Ksenia Makarova....just found that out. Apparently he's taking care of her this next week and cheering her on, that's so cute!

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    Since Johnny is originally from my area our newspaper has always had alot of covergage about him.

    Here is a real "Weirism" from the Philadelphia Inquirer:

    "The other night, before he stepped out on the ice looking like Edward Scissorhands, Weir told reporters he was ready to rock and not at all scared of the competition."

    "I'm not intimidated, not by anything," Weir said.
    "Not by flowing blonde hair. Not by a tanned face."
    "I'm not intimidated by anything except maybe PETA standing outside with a bucket of blood."

    Reporter John Gonzalez ends with "whoever writes his material is a genius."

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    Johnny was aweome in Vancouver, he skated like he didn't skate in a long time and was extremely underscored. In general, I like Patrick's skating better, but he didn't deserve to be above Johnny and was ridiculously overscored. Making that kind of comments about someone who was clearly better, but still finished behind him is childish and shows bad sportmanship. He should just shut up.
    It's so sad that Johnny won't even be in the gala despite skating so well and artistically superior to Chan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladskater View Post
    When Johnny was in the Kiss n' Cry waiting for his marks, he did look pretty strange!!! What was that about? A garland of roses around his head and a huge bouquet of roses. I can see why most men are reluctant to watch figure skating....
    It looked just natural to me. Skaters have always gotten bouquets of flowers and they have always held them. A garland may be more special, but nothing strange about it. It became him so naturally and he looked beautiful.

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    Oh man. I have never said a word about Patrick's mouth before this, and he's one of my favorite skaters (although he wasn't at his best in these O's). But this gratuitous slap at Johnny? Shut up, Patrick. You're not making yourself look good at all with these unnecessary judgments on your peers.

    I really doubt there are any Olympic rules that say athletes must not put on crowns of roses handed to them by fans while awaiting scores. What Johnny did was spontaneous and adorable and fitting. Especially since it's the only crown he got after that heavenly skate.

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    I thought Johnny was adorable and oh so sweet to wear that fan's wreath. I could just give him a big ole hug!

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    ITA. I thought it was very sweet of him to wear the crown of roses that a fan had so lovingly made for him. It was made by a Japanese fan, who obviously went through a lot of trouble to be there that night and to have that crown for him.

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    I'm the first one who will critisize a lot of what Johnny Weir says and does, but that crown of roses was totally Johnny and he deserved to celebrate. That Chan feels the need to comment on every little detail of every other skater while puffing himself up just shows his youthful arrogance at another level. I don't want to hear how arrogant and outspoken Americans are ever again. It's a flaw that knows no nationality.

    As for the "what's with Johnny Weir" - should we expect anything less from Johnny and his angels? What's wrong with a little fun (dude wears a corset looking thing in the SP and we're really more concerned about flowers in the KnC being the reason men don't watch????)

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    Honestly, I didn't think a second about it. I thought he was just showing appreciation to the fans by wearing it. And I thought it was pretty adorable, actually. That's Johnny Weir for you, I would expect no less.

    And my goodness, Patrick Chan needs to be quiet. I think he's a beautiful skater but not so beautiful when he opens his mouth. GEEEEZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    whole post

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    I want to add too that Johnny has the MOST supporting fans in the world. A group online evolved years ago and brings a banner to every single one of his competitions, they are called Johnny's angels. they make him birthday presents every year and are now chipping in to have a medal made for him to show him that he's still a medalist to us. Johnny has always put his performances first and wanting to change lives with his skating. Which I can safely say he has. Others seem to just want medals and titles. Johnny's fans are the most loyal, supportive and devoted fans in the world. So when he took that garland he is showing his appreciation to all of us that have stood by him from the beginning. He loves to make his fans feel like skating is an art, not just some jumping competition. Knowing that this is probably his last season I think he wanted to show us all that he didn't care about the scores, he was just happy to have skated so well after all the negativity.

    Chan- you really need to grow up. nobody is going to take you seriously until you do. shut up and skate.

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    I liked Johnny's SP and loved his LP, but thought the garland of roses on his head made me laugh hard. AND I LOVED IT because it's Johnny Weir enjoying his moment and not worrying about what others think or say.

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