US figure skater Johnny Weir has responded to recent comments made by two Quebec sports broadcasters, including a suggestion that Weir should undergo gender testing and compete in women’s events.
"I’m not somebody to cry over something or to feel weak about something,” says Weir. “I felt very defiant when I saw these comments. It wasn’t these two men criticizing my skating… it was them criticizing me as a person. That was something that really frankly pissed me off."
Watch his press conference below:
by their sex or their race or who they like to sleep with. I think as a
person you know what your values are and what you believe in and that’s the most important thing.”