Johnny Weir: The Atlanta Interview
“I can’t even count how many
men in heels I’ve seen down here.”
Last night I caught up with at Grady High School for the CNN Dialogues: LGBT forum.
Weir, who is usually much more flamboyant, chose to wear an all black suit instead of his usual attire.
“I wanted to be very serious and downplayed, because I’m in quite a mixture of people and I’m the weird, crazy one on the end. I wanted to blend in for fashion,” he told me.
“This is my serious look. I’m in a high school, so I can’t come with my feathers and nipple tassels and all that. But I have seen so many men in high heels down here, I can’t even count – especially from.”
It’s funny he said that, because a few minutes into the forum, Purple Door Salon owner and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Dwight Eubanks walked in and sat down right next to me (I’ll post my interview with him soon).
“I’ve been very much attacked for being gay
by the media outlets of the world.”
Weir said he would talk about whatever the group wanted to discuss, because “I’ve been there. I’ve been through it all. I’ve been very much attacked publicly for being gay by the media outlets of the world.”
“If me being here can shed some light on issues that I’ve had and that people around the world have had, then I have to be here to talk about it.”
Weir also told me he loves the southern charm and culture of Atlanta. But that’s not the only reason. Weir recently got engaged to an Atlanta man – Roswell High School and Emory University graduate Victor Voronov.
“I have an appearance in Greenville, South Carolina tomorrow,” Weir said. “Then I’m coming back to Atlanta to meet the in-laws!”
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