I would think Johnny Weir would have been happy to have a whole New York Magazine feature on (especially considering all he is basically doing a full-time job of building his brand - this can't hurt), but he was not too happy with his portrayal, according to the New York Daily News.
Johnny Weir can take a few insults, but don't upset his mom. The Olympic skater tells us he wasn't thrilled with how New York magazine portrayed him in its current issue, but what really cheeses him off is that his mother "was offended" by the feature.
"She said it seemed I wasn't serious and I was just another New York-area person just going to parties," Weir says, before explaining: "Yes, I was getting ready for red-carpet events, but I was going to them to work and network." Weir also grouses that the feature "attacked my people. ... I can be told to be subjected to a gender test, I can have my clothes attacked, but when you attack my people, my army, that's when I get pissed off!"
A spokeswoman for New York magazine responds: "We love Johnny Weir - as Amy [Larocca] writes in the piece, he's ‘talented and clever and beautiful,' and we think that comes through in the profile and photos."
Has anyone read it? What do you think? I haven't been able to read it yet, but most of the articles I see about Weir nowadays involve the latest event he was at, so I'm not really surprised the article focused on red-carpet stuff.