Stars on Ice: Skater Weir 'Not Family Friendly'

All-star tour doesn't want US Olympian
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2010 6:53 PM CST

(Newser) – The outfit that trots out figure-skating notables for its regular Stars on Ice tour has proclaimed notably flamboyant American Olympic Johnny Weir “not family friendly” and refuse to have him along, sources tell a blogger for GLAAD (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). Weir hasn’t publicly stated his sexual orientation, Lauren Mattia notes, though his style has won him plenty of fans in the LGBT community.

But “to say that Weir is ‘not family friendly’ would be a clear jab at his perceived sexual orientation,” Mattia huffs, before eventually plugging a petition here urging Smuckers and IMG Entertainment to change their minds. “Weir is extremely involved with his family. He is putting his younger brother through college, and supports the family financially because his father’s disability prohibits him from working.”
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