15 February 2011

Figure skater Johnny Weir opines on fur wearing, again

Ostentatious figure skater Johnny Weir has once again opined on the controversial topic of wearing fur, and if you are aware of his past remarks regarding the subject, his latest nugget shouldn’t surprise you in the slightest.

In an interview with Elle Magazine, the bedazzled one was asked if he receives hate mail from PETA. Remaining remarkably consistent—see flamboyant—Weir took the question one step further.

Of course. I had to have the FBI go with me to the Olympics because there was a legitimate price put on my head by somebody associated with Friends for Animals. I’m used to it. They’re a terrorist group. Everyone has the right to choose their way. I hate when people will wear fur and then say it’s faux just for PR. If you’re going to wear it then own it, love it.

Apparently Weir has watched one too many mob movies or there was a loose cannon amongst the supporters of Friends for Animals because wacking people and animal rights usually don’t mix. Thankfully Corleone errr Weir escaped the Olympics unscathed.

All jokes aside, we at TDIV do not condone threats to any lives, human or animal.

That is exactly why it’s extremely difficult to ignore when someone, especially an individual in the spotlight, feels the need to mention love within the same breath in which fur wearing is espoused.

One thing is certain, there definitely is no love in the fur industry.

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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