Ex-Olympic skater and NBC Olympic Commentator Johnny Weir protested Russia’s homosexual laws by appearing in full makeup, silk blouses and Steven Seagal’s hairstyle.
[My wardrobe will be a] cross between Coco Chanel and Brooks Brothers” with a hint of “Stanley Tucci’s character in the Hunger Games without the blue hair.
Even though Weir says he is showing support for the LGBT community, some feel this is not enough and want to see more aggressive protests. Weir recognizes this tension:
There is very little gray on this. It’s very black and white to a lot of people. If I support the Olympics I’m anti gay people. If I take the other side, a lot of people will see me choosing the LGBT community over the Olympics.
Weir insisted that this was not about politics:
The Olympics are supposed to be about these wonderful athletes who are chasing these lifelong dreams, not politics.