Animal advocacy group wants Johnny Weir to stop wearing fur
In a letter posted on its website, Friends of Animals has asked the Olympic figure skater to stop wearing fur. The group criticized Weir for wearing fox fur on one of his outfits and has even contacted his costume designer in an effort to make him furless for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games.
Weir, who wore a tuft of white fox fur during his free skate performance at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, says he doesn't agree with the group's stance on the issue.
So don't be surprised if the fur will still be flying when the men's Olympic short program gets underway Feb. 16.
-- Austin Knoblauch
Photo: Johnny Weir shows off his third place medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 17. Credit: Elaine Thompson / Associated Press