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    Johnny Weir article - very outspoken

    http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/...and-lady-gaga/

    about Stars on Ice -
    "I wouldn’t participate in “Stars on Ice” if I were asked. I find it an amateurish tour in a way, the production quality. That’s why I’m trying to do my own show and do something new."

    about Evan - " ...I think in general he’s a very jealous person and a very two faced person. He’s the kind of person who will rehearse what he’s going to say in an interview two weeks in advance.

    He’s probably very jealous that despite the fact he’s an Olympic champion he’s on “Dancing with the Stars” and I’m writing a book and recording a song. I’m crossing over to be a personality."

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    he's not what I would call a good sportsman. Apparently Johnny is doing the "All About Me" routine, and unnecessarily blasting Stars on Ice, and Evan which imo, shows his jealousy. We should all not forget that Johnny is crossing over to be a peronality - whatever that means? My question: Was that his goal when he took up Figure Skating or was it developed after not becoming an Olympic Champion which I believe was why he took up the Sport in the first place.

    He is suffering from delusions of grandeur but he has the foresight to see he will never win any Oly gold. So his Plan B becomes a Jack-of-All Trades outside of skating.

    How sad this is for me, who found him the most potential young skater back in 2001 Nationals. JMO.

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    I always cringe when I hear someone speak like this. It makes the person sound small and spiteful. Whatever has come between Johnny and Evan (if anything, or if this is in Weir's own mind), there's no call to speak like this for the public forum. Also, right now his statements bring to mind Evan's self-possessed, articulate, and dignified response to Plushenko's sniping at the Olympics--and Johnny suffers by the comparison. (He even suffers by comparison to Plushenko in this case! At least Plushy had cause for being a bit unsuitably emotional, because he had just lost the gold by mere inches.)

    Why does this kind of nastiness always get classified as "honest" and "straightforward"? It gives honesty a bad name.

    I love that Johnny thinks that Evan's jealous because "I'm recording a song." Do you think Evan fancies himself a singer? I'm getting to like Evan more and more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    ...Do you think Evan fancies himself a singer?
    What?! and give up his career as a dancer?

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    Yeah, I'm sure that Evan is so jealous of Johnny. Evan has nothing going for him except an Olympic gold medal, a world championship, two US. titles, among other skating accomplishments. And sponsors. A headliner spot on Stars On Ice. A gig on Dancing With The Stars, a show that is #1 most of the time in the TV ratings. At least a couple of TV skating shows coming up, and probably more. I don't think that Evan has the time right now to record a song and write a book (if he really wanted to).

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    If Johnny can sing, well maybe he could turn to American Idol. Has anyone heard him sing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stage View Post
    Yeah, I'm sure that Evan is so jealous of Johnny. Evan has nothing going for him except an Olympic gold medal, a world championship, two US. titles, among other skating accomplishments. And sponsors. A headliner spot on Stars On Ice. A gig on Dancing With The Stars, a show that is #1 most of the time in the TV ratings. At least a couple of TV skating shows coming up, and probably more. I don't think that Evan has the time right now to record a song and write a book (if he really wanted to).
    Evan's started singing now? Wow. he's really becoming all around.
    I think Johnny's the jealous one... they used to be neck in neck and now Evan's clearly in a class above Johnny. It's clear that everyone - including Evan - is sick of this.
    And if Evan and Nastia were dating (which I was never sure of) they must have broken up by now. Since the Olympics, I haven't seen a single new photo or tweet, and she hasn't been at Dancing With The Stars.
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    This Johnny and Evan thing is like beating a dead horse. Enough already.

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    Problem is with his devoted fans who will praise him for being so outspoken.

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    Speaking of people trying to bring you down, Evan Lysacek’s comments earlier this week were pretty harsh.
    What did Evan say?

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    Weir declares 'war' after Lysacek insults his talent

    Figure skater Johnny Weir declares 'war' after Evan Lysacek insults his talent
    http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/20...is_talent.html
    He continued the mudslinging on Thursday when he told People, "I've never whined. I wasn't the one who falls dancing and gets a concussion and breaks toes and has hip replacement surgeries. If anyone whines, it's definitely Evan. He's done that his whole career, and I've never said anything about it just because there was no need."

    "I have no respect for Evan Lysacek," added Weir, who is opening the new season for Ice Theatre of New York at Chelsea Piers.

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    Wow, J is really digging himself a pit. I can see why he feels he's the Rodney Dangerfield of skating but he's really hurting himself. SOI will never, ever hire him now. And I'd rather see him skate than Evan. His skating is so beautiful. Still, FS needs drama and controversy and JW does indeed provide it. I do think he will regret most of these comments, sooner or later. Too bad!

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    This is just getting embarassing. Calling SOI amateurish production after causing all those mess? Calling others names? Every now and then, you need to know when to take the high road and show modicum of social decorum. Not being able to do so doesn't mean you're a maverick. It is a sign of sociopath.

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    LOL. JW hardly qualifies as a sociopath! Let's not start giving him psychiatric labels coz he's outspoken, proud and obviouusly hurt and angry that SOI did not sign him. He prolly really believes its the orientation thing when it's only really known to IMG EXACTLY the reasons he was not signed. A sociopath by definition, I think has no real feelings or empathy for others and JW does not fit that description. To be called lacking in talent must really hurt. I'm surprised at the usually PC Evan! He rarely says anything like this at all. He must be justifiably angry at JW for his winking behavior on Chelsea Lately. This was wrong of JW and I think he's making some real enemies.

    I like Allissa, but JW must look at that choice and say " why her and not me? " She's a lovely skater but I don't think she has a fan base. Well, they are keeping it real, those 2 boys, fer sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrlmy View Post
    This is just getting embarassing. Calling SOI amateurish production after causing all those mess? Calling others names? Every now and then, you need to know when to take the high road and show modicum of social decorum. Not being able to do so doesn't mean you're a maverick. It is a sign of sociopath.
    I agree that Weir has reached a new level of phoniness I didn't think was possible even for him.
    After months of politicking and then whining about not being part of SOI he now declares he is too good to skate with them.

    Does Weir have an agent or advisor? He needs help and the fact that he has now felt it necessary to publicly "declare war on Evan" would be laughable if it wasn't so pitiful.

    It is sad to see Weir give up the goodwill he justly earned in Vancouver with such demented, ill-conceived outbursts.

    I hope Evan - who really knows how to push Weir's buttons - will not respond and move on. I see no reason for Evan to drag himslef down to the cesspool of bitterness and jealousy that has become Weir's world. (I bet that won't win any "best sentence awards" from mm)

    Please Evan, ignore this socio and remember you are the Olympic champion. Please live up to your medal and remember you are the headliner for SOI and the one on DWTS. More negative comments from Evan will incur equal disgust from me.

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