Is celebrity gossip site TMZ.com
questioning figure skater John G. “Johnny” Weir's gender in a
post published on Monday?
the post, Weir is compared to Gilly, a character played by
Kristen Wiig on NBC's late-night sketch comedy and variety show
Saturday Night Live.
With side-by-side photos of each, the
site says: “One of them has on too much makeup for their age. Weir
Announcers during the 2010 Olympics
discussed the three-time U.S. National Figure Skating champion's
gender and sexuality.
Veteran French-speaking Canadian sports
commentators Claude Mailhot and Alain Goldberg of the RDS network
joked on air that Weir should be made to take a gender test and that
he was a “bad example” for the sport. The comments followed
those of a pair of Australian Channel Nine sports commentators who
questioned Weir's masculinity.
Last month, at an HRC fundraiser, Weir
discussed the comments, telling the crowd that he loves his penis:
“For the record, I am very, very proud to have a penis. I love it.
Amazing moments we've had together. I love it.”