You might have heard recently about Johnny Weir, USA Men’s Olympic figure skater, being scared about “very serious threats” from anti-fur activists. Apparently, the activists are up in arms about Weir’s outfit has white fox fur on its shoulders. He is so afraid that he didn’t want to leave the Olympic compound. He eventually relented and replaced the real fur with faux, but this whole brouhaha begs another question: why do figure skaters, especially male ones, even need any kind of fur on their skating outfits?
I know pageantry is an important part of figure skating, but the outfits at times can be laughable. Now let’s get one thing straight: I don’t know or care if any of the figure skaters are homosexual or not, this isn’t about sexuality, it’s about their lame outfits. Let’s gawk at the strangest figure skating outfits from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
But first… isn’t Blades of Glory such a great movie?
10. Takahiko Kozuka
His short program outfit resembles something out of Michael Jackson’s Thriller Era closet:
9. Tomas Verner
Mr. Verner looked like a sailor boy:
8. Adrian Schultheiss
This Swede looks like an angry snow leopard:
7. Stephane Lambiel
Stephane, from Switzerland, looks like a bad version of Prince Charming in Sleeping Beauty on ice:
6. Michal Brezina
This Czech skater looks like he stopped off at the country club before competing in the Olympic’s free program:
5. Paolo Bacchini
This Italian’s outfit resembles a colorful mime costume:
4. Evgeny Plushenko
This little Russian prick makes the list for being a sore loser and hatin’ on Gold Medal winner Evan Lysacek’s routine. Sweet rhinestone suit ya got there, Mr. Silver.
3. Kevin van der Perren
Wow, cool skeleton suit………
It was cooler in Donnie Darko.
2. Johnny Weir
Here is the fur outfit that caused the uproar:
Here is Weir’s weird purple man-corset outfit from the his short program run at this year’s Olympics:
Take a gander at his long program outfit:
1. Samuel Contesti
In the short program this Italian wore…. overalls????? This takes the cake, Mama Mia!
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