Figure skater John G. “Johnny” Weir
has partnered with fashion designer Tadashi Shoji to create a t-shirt
to benefit Japan earthquake relief.
In a 30-second video, the three-time
U.S. National Figure Skating champion urges his fans to help.
“The devastation in Japan affects
millions and they need our help. Join me in letting Japan know we're
behind you and we believe in you.”
“Please go to johnnygweir.com
or call 877-TADASHI to get your t-shirt to help Japan today.”
Weir closes the segment by saying
“fight on” and “thank you” in Japanese.
This isn't the first time Weir has
pitched a t-shirt for a good cause. The fashion maven has been
selling his “Army
of One” t-shirt since last October to benefit The Trevor Project,
a group that supports troubled LGBT kids considering suicide.
Weir announced the shirt, which
features the words “Army of One” emblazoned on a purple backdrop,
on Spirit Day, the day people are urged to wear purple and turn their
Twitter and Facebook profiles purple to remember gay teens who have
been bullied to death.