Figure skater Johnny Weir extols the virtues of his fur-filled closet in Bluefly.com video

We're always flummoxed when we hear a fur-wearer unapologetically sing the praises of wearing animal pelts as fashion statements.

We couldn't exactly say we were surprised, though, when figure skater Johnny Weir, who has infuriated animal lovers in the past with his furry skating costumes, did just that in a new "Closet Confessions" video for the clothing site Bluefly.com.

In the video, Weir describes his fur- and python-filled closet as "a constant swirl of happiness and movement" and doesn't bat an eye as he describes with glee his "fur tree" filled with lynx, fox and other animal pelts. (We have to admit, though, that the man knows how to pick a nice-looking bag.)

Weir said during an earlier controversy about his fur-wearing that "I totally get the dirtiness of the fur industry and how terrible it is to animals. But it's not something that's the No. 1 priority in my life ... There are humans dying every day. There are thousands if not millions of homeless people in New York City. Look at what just happened in Haiti. I tend to focus my energy, if there is a cause, on humans. While that may be callous and bad of me, it's my choice."

We'd love to hear what philanthropic work the skating star is doing

Animal Cruelty Fur Sports
06/30/2010 14:46


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