Sports in the United States
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Weir to Quebec broadcasters: Let’s sit down over poutine

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:

 
"I think masculinity and femininity is something that’s very old-fashioned,” says Weir. “There’s a whole new generation of people that aren’t defined
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.”
  
 
 
 
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