INTERNALIZED HATE

Harvey Fierstein Calls Johnny Weir A “Faggot,” Gets Free Pass For Using Homophobic Slur

Harvey-Fierstein-Net-WorthBroadway legend Harvey Fierstein has had enough with Johnny Weir’s incredibly public roller coaster divorce, and he’s using a few questionable words to drive the point home.

Earlier this week, the multiple Tony award-winning author of “Kinky Boots” sat down to discuss his new hit play “Casa Valentina” with HuffPo, where the conversation obviously turned instead to focus on Russia and Johnny Weir.

When asked for his thoughts on “other issues” in the news, presumably those that involve his vocal opinion on the Russian government, Fierstein responded “Anything but Johnny Weir. Leave me along with that faggot. Anything but Johnny Weir in his divorce.”

Oh, okay. I guess we’re saying “faggot” now?

Weir’s divorce and reconciliation have been tiring and irritating to say the least, but that doesn’t justify using a hateful gay slur against him. How does someone so vehemently opposed to institutionalized discrimination get away with calling someone a faggot?

Check out the audio below, and if you choose to enter this discussion, please leave your “gay men are allowed to use gay slurs” and “we need to take back the power of that word” rhetoric at home.  That shit does not fly here.