The 2 Canadian Radio Hosts Who Wanted Johnny Weir To Be Gender Tested Get Predictable Slap On The Wrist
Remember Alain Goldberg (left) and Claude Mailhot, the douchebag radio broadcasters from Quebec who decided appropriate Olympic figure skating commentary would include calls for Johnny Weir to get gender tested? Nearly a year later, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has issued a “reprimand” against the two RDS radio jockeys, who spent their television broadcast deriding Weir for reinforcing the stereotype that men’s figure skating is for nelly fags.
Though the twosome apologized on air — two days later — some 119 people complained to the standards council about their remarks. (The Canadian Press notes “only the Quebec Council of Gays and Lesbians and one other individual viewer requested further investigation.”) And so what is their punishment? Being told they made “scornful, derisive and denigrating,” which we already knew.
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At the time, Weir took the high road, saying, “These two men … [were] criticizing me as a person, and that was something that really, frankly, pissed me off. So more than anything I had to make a comment and a statement to say I hope more kids can grow up the same way that I did, and more kids feel the freedom that I feel to be themselves, to express themselves. That’s the message that I wanted to come out of all this.” Watch his remarks: