Johnny Weir: I’m a Commentator, Not a ‘Complimentator’

USA Today For The Win: One half of NBC’s figure skating commentating superstar duo Johnny Weir took to Twitter to clear up just one thing about how critical he was during the first figure skating events earlier this week — and what to expect later today when he’s back behind the microphone.

Here were some of his comments about the men’s short program this week:

ON NATHAN CHEN, WHO PROBABLY AGREED WITH THIS STATEMENT AFTER HIS FLOP ON FRIDAY MORNING:

 “That’s the worst short program I’ve ever seen from Nathan Chen…disastrous…now the bronze for Team USA is in jeopardy (in the team event).”

AND ON THE OVERALL PERFORMANCES OF THE MEN’S SHORT PROGRAM:

“This men’s final group was an all-star list, but nobody skated up to their names.”

But as harsh as some may have found him, after his tweet, his mentions were mostly filled with overwhelming support.

This is Weir’s third Olympics working as an analyst or correspondent. He is a two-time Olympian and three-time U.S. national champion.


Photo via Johnny’s Instagram.

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