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Is Evan Lysacek Going to Give Us Ammo To Speculate About His Sexuality?

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Yep! Because the only ammo one needs is claiming to be “single.” The American gold medalist is often branded the much butcher figure skater next to Johnny Weir, but we’ve all heard the rumors that Lysacek plays for our team. And he’s not helping convince us otherwise.

“I’m single — I haven’t had any time for dating while I’m training. I’m lonely,” he tells Nancy Kerrigan, who somehow got a job with Access Hollywood (owned by NBC Universal, natch).

Not that there isn’t a girl in the picture. She’s Nastia Liukin, the Olympic gymnast, and the Vancouver gossips say they’re dating. But Evan says they’re … wait for it, wait for it … just friends. “Yeah, we’re very close friends and she’s been such a great inspiration to me over the last year and has given me great advice on subjects that she’s been through that I haven’t dealt with yet, and I’m honored to have her here.”

Is it a stretch to claim Evan? Of course. But this is always the game we play with attractive guys with any level of success; we want ’em! (The same reasoning explains why we no longer claim Tom Cruise as one of our own.) And maybe we’re just perpetuating the “figures skaters are gay” stereotype. Or maybe it’s just the “great asses are belong to us” stereotype:

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    • Qjersey

      if he posted his voice on Manhunt, guys would turn him down for sounding too girly

      Feb 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill

      He’s not pretty enough to play for our team…………… : p

      Feb 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

      it’s ok for straights to play the field and say you’re single….too anal stupid gays…

      Feb 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      Ask any of your straight friends just how many friends of the opposit sex they have and I think you’ll be shocked. It’s not that men and women don’t like each other…it’s that a tone of straight guys and girls don’t run around calling each other their “Besties”. If Evan is the hope for butching up skating, then I guess their standards for “Butch” mean “Not wearing a skirt and panties out on the ice”.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 12:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alvaro

      didn’t queerty claim he was a “rabid heterosexual” a week ago?

      Feb 23, 2010 at 12:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Artist

      Why should anyone care? Honestly! This seems to be a national past time! Just leave the man alone. PEACELUVNBWILD!

      Feb 23, 2010 at 12:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Latebrosus

      “But this is always the game we play with attractive guys with any level of success; we want ’em!”

      Sad but true. We give way too much credit to good-looking men in hopes of their advocacy, if not (perhaps more to the point) the opportunity to sleep with them.

      It stinks so much of desperation I suppose in a way it’s a manifestation of self-loathing.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_cambrdige

      he’s a fucking figure skater…guilty until proven innocent! it’s only a surprise when a skater, a ballerina, an actor or designer turns out to be straight. bitch is gay (say what you will about weir-and he is a bit annoying-but he doesn’t try and hide who he is when everyone knows already-take a lesson lysacek).

      Feb 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gregg

      Johnny Wier got thrown under the judges bus for being out so maybe he’s thinking of his skating/ballerina future.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 12:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • delurker

      He should date Snooki. She can give him tips on making his fake tan less splotchy.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 12:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      No. 9 · gregg said…
      Johnny Wier got thrown under the judges bus for being out so maybe he’s thinking of his skating/ballerina future.

      Johnny Weir isn’t out.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777

      feh. the heteros can have him. i don’t see what all the fuss is aboot, eh.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chango

      I’m beginning to think queerty is a NBC sock puppet. Still won’t get me to watch the Winter Olympics, unless they install hidden cams in the hockey locker rooms.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ROBinNYC

      Sure…he might be straight.

      BUT THAT RING HE’S WEARING!!! Does he wish his brother George were here???

      Feb 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Devon

      I’d much rather have him on our team than Johnny ‘look at me, look at me, look at me, LOOK AT ME, look what I’m doing’ Weir.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 1:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dasher

      If you have to be pretty to play for our team, Evan has been disqualified for technical reasons.

      If playing it straight is the only thing that matters in men’s figure skating, then Evan just made the Dumbass Squad. Nastia Liukin provided Evan with cover, and even said she’s his girlfriend, which Evan quickly — if truthfully — denied.

      If the Olympics were awarding a medal for being a Dumbass, Evan would at least score a Bronze for that one.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er

      single? i thought he was dating Tanith Belbin, the ice dancer.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taylor Siluwé

      No. 11 · Cam

      Johnny Weir is that rare beautiful creature who doesn’t have to come out. And yes, the judges fucked him good for it.

      As for Evan – you guys are brutal. Lay off the man. He’s not pretending to be anything but a figure skater. All this intrusion into his personal life is on the media and us, not him.

      Oh, and blotchy fake tan aside, how many wouldn’t want to see him in a sexy semi-nude photoshoot? Don’t lie.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 1:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      No. 18 · Taylor Siluwé said..
      No. 11 · Cam

      Johnny Weir is that rare beautiful creature who doesn’t have to come out. And yes, the judges fucked him good for it.

      Sorry Taylor, but I’m not going to waste my time and energy getting freaked out defending somebody who won’t admit he’s gay. All of us have had to come out and most of us in circumstances MUCH more homophobic than the world of figure skating. Jonny Weir has based his entire career on saying that he is outrageous and “In your face” but then clams up like a 50 year old spinster when asked about his social life. Sorry, but no matter how flamboyant a person is…a closet case is still a closet case.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ROBinNYC

      Re: his looks…sure, paint him blue and he’d look like Zoe Saldana in AVATAR…but I’d still (as Michael K. says) hit it.

      And even though it may be a PR-mance, his pairing with Lukin is way less idiotic than when Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey were ‘dating.’ Remember that one? The Aughties were good times.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • k6tmk6

      Good article. I wouldn’t be surprised if we played for our team, but I can accept that he’s a breeder, too. Do you watch Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing? This kid is a prettier, more butch version of Chad Rogers…including his voice. What do you think?


      Feb 23, 2010 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gaycurmudgeon

      I call gay.
      1) He cried at the end of his short routine.
      2) That voice!
      3) That ass! (OK, ALL the figure skaters have great asses.)
      The straights can have Yevgeny Plushenko. He looks like a gargoyle.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lukas P.

      Seems like we’re forgetting he could be bisexual or even asexual.
      Whoever he’s dating, he’s been able to keep his private life pretty much off the radar. I bet he is GLAD that Weir is the focus of the media attention more than him. His life is made easier by having Johnny capture the media frenzy.

      @alan dot dot dot brickman: Your random…fleeting haiku… make such….no sense like your “too stupid anal gays”….which dose not parse. the words just drift….quiet, meaningless, desperate…and alone….

      You should post your poetry somewhere else where it will be appreciated! Please let those of us who can communicate in actual sentences have virtual adult discussions.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 4:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taylor Siluwé


      I only meant that coming out for Johnny would redundant and pointless. The ‘phobes already treat him like he’s got a big ol’ pink triangle on his forehead anyway, always have. Still, he doesn’t for one second try to butch it up. Ever. He goes the other way actually, in his own very gay and in-your-face way. I love him for that.

      I think Johnny Weir was born ‘out’. And every time he steps onto the ice in a new pink ice-frock of his design, he comes out again.

      He’s ‘our’ baby. We know. They know. And as for people stupid enough to need an admission or a press conference — fuck ’em.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101

      Ughh… just more desperation on the part of gays trying to claim the good looking champ. Not all pretty boys are gay, I’ve meet some very pretty guys that are as straight as a nail but are quite comfortable with who they are.

      It’s the same nonsense that’s going on with Taylor Lautner.

      @Cam, Johnny Weir does not have to come out to anyone, he is being who he is and you or anyone else can think what you want. Not every gay person has to come out it’s no one’s business (not even the gay media).

      Since when does Weir or anyone else have to come out to be legitimized?

      Feb 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      No. 25 · tjr101 said…

      @Cam, Johnny Weir does not have to come out to anyone, he is being who he is and you or anyone else can think what you want. Not every gay person has to come out it’s no one’s business (not even the gay media).

      Since when does Weir or anyone else have to come out to be legitimized?

      Oh spare me your rant. If you actually read what I wrote rather than getting on your little high horse you would have seen that I never said he HAD to come out, what I basically said is that I wasn’t going to waste any time defending somebody who people are claiming was discriminated against for being gay when he HASN’T come out. If he isn’t out, then you can’t say he was discriminated against for being gay and I would rather use my energy defending people that are actually brave enough to come out. I’m doing to worry about defending people like Dan Choi, or Matthew Mitcham, etc… who don’t hide in the closet.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 6:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dontblamemeivotedforhillary


      Are you:

      A/ An old guy who is bitter about another’s youthful glory?

      B/ A reverse racist awaiting orders from your local chapter of Obama: Change We Can Believe In?

      C/ A bitter bottom who attacks all other threats like those 1940s women in Hollywood movies?

      Feb 23, 2010 at 6:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101

      @Cam: Have you seen Johnny Weir skate? Have you seen his mannerism and heard of his interests? Is that still in the “closet” for you? Do you need more hints? Hint Hint!

      Ok I now get it, he actually has to say he’s gay before you defend him against the criticism for being who he is.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 6:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sam

      She didn’t somehow get a job with Access Hollywood, she is working as a correspondent with ET. Can you not see the massive logo on the video? You’d have to be blind as a bat to miss that.

      And why not save the sarcasm about her gig as a correspondent? After all, she was a very talented figure skater, and was famous for her talent, as much as her infamous incident in the early 90s.

      It’s not a surprise for entertainment shows or even news shows to have a former athlete as a correspondent for the Olympic games! What’s the problem? It’s not as if she is a war correspondent. She can talk about what she knows best – figure skating.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 8:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GetReal

      @Cam: I agree with you 100%. My support toward a fellow gay only goes to those actually willing to admit they are gay. Otherwise, I’m supporting closeted guys merely because they act the stereotype verus closeted guys who act in a more nebulus manner.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 8:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lukas P.

      Hard to get a read on Lysacek.
      Like I said, he could be straight, gay, bisexual or asexual. [that last group has been mostly ignored by people who research human sexuality, and I’ve only run into a few].

      There *are* straight men with some “effeminate” mannerisms. Guy who used to cut my hair was widely assumed to be gay because of job, his voice, his clothes. He wasn’t uncomfortable around gay men, didn’t announce —or hide—the fact he was happily heterosexual. Evan may or may not be gay, but he’s not playing the “straight card” too convincingly.

      Once Weir has moved on to his next career, Lysacek might miss having someone else being the center of media’s obsession with who “plays for which team.”

      Feb 23, 2010 at 8:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Dust

      Evan Lysacek is gayer than a wicker basket full of tiaras in Richard Simmons’ sunroom.

      Feb 23, 2010 at 10:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mm

      he had an NBC profile air during his competition that literally said he was dating that chick, that he even took her home to meet the family, which was rare or a first, I forget.

      If he says later that he’s not dating, then I’d say he slipped and is indeed gay.

      Im willing to bet the guys on here that said he’s not handsome are as bitter and ugly as that russian gargoyle. :P

      Feb 24, 2010 at 10:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777

      @mm: i’m not bitter or ugly, but i can’t speak for anyone else. i just don’t think he’s all that hot. he’s decently good-looking.

      Feb 24, 2010 at 11:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      No. 28 · tjr101 said….
      @Cam: Have you seen Johnny Weir skate? Have you seen his mannerism and heard of his interests? Is that still in the “closet” for you? Do you need more hints? Hint Hint!

      Isn’t it interesting that people on this blog will yell and scream when abybody stereotypes gays as acting “Femmy” and yet I’m supposed to get up in arms and defend somebody…not because he has ever come out as gay…but because he fullfills the same stereotype that people keep saying is unfair. Weir keeps telling anybody who will listen how outrageous he is. Fine Johnny, come out of the closet, thats much braver than putting a pink tassle on your outfit, or comparing a routine to snorting coke, and calling it outrageous.

      Feb 24, 2010 at 12:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rashid

      “Great asses are belong to us? Seriously?

      Mar 4, 2010 at 10:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brad00

      I think Evan’s sexuality is only an issue because he chooses to hide it (I won’t even entertain the idea that he’s straight). That naturally makes people curious. If everyone knows your story, there’s nothing to talk about. How many people are discussing Ellen Degeneres’ sexuality anymore? I think we all understand that if he came out then he would probably lose some money. But you can’t have it both ways. If you hide behind money, then you fuel the speculation.

      May 5, 2010 at 1:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Patrick


      Speaking of homophobic: isnt it a bit odd that everyone assumes he’s gay because he’s a figure skater and (even tho butch compared to weir) not that most masculine person in the world? Im sure if he were gay he’d come out. or maybe he just doesnt think it should matter. He’s not dating ANYONE so who cares. If he ends up dating he’ll introduce his boyfriend or girlfriend to the world. But its his PRIVATE life. Which means none of your business.

      Dec 23, 2011 at 4:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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