Openly gay former US skater and NBC sports commentator Johnny Weir suffers a tirade of homophobic abuse on Twitter as viewers vent about him hosting the pre-game Super Bowl show.
Wearing a sparkly football themed costume, of blue rhinestones and matching face make up Johnny Weir, who retired from figure skating last year, certainly knows how to make a statement, however, his appearance has left many users of social media sending a torrent of homophobic abuse.
Who in the hell is this queer bate with Tara Lapinski on NBC Super Bowl coverage?…
— HutcH (@HutcHAmericanRN) February 1, 2015
@JohnnyGWeir stop being such a fucking flaming faggot
— Draft (@Auto_Draft) February 1, 2015
Who is this sparkly queer talkin about the super bowl on NBC
— Luke Duke (@lturpin28) February 1, 2015
Okay, why the fuck is Johnny Fag-boy Weir one of the Super Bowl hosts? Fuck you @nbc
— Georgia On My Mind (@MyMindOnGeorgia) February 1, 2015