Diatribe: Johnny Weir’s Media Circus Divorce.
Divorce is never easy. While it’s a difficult time, and often for the best, it should always be a personal matter. Sadly, celebrity divorces often become fodder for paparazzi and tabloid reporters, gossip websites and other famewhores.
Figure skater Johnny Weir recently filed for a divorce from his husband of three years, Victor Simon Weir-Voronov and bits and pieces of the drama are being slowly leaked to the tabloids via TMZ including notes about Birkin and Chanel bags, photos of alleged bite marks, a struggle over the couple’s dog and a photo of Weir’s shoe closet.
I can’t help but think Weir is using his divorce as a publicity machine to drum up attention after his stint as a commentator at the Sochi Olympics and in advance of his new job on Access Hollywood. It’s one thing to use personal tragedy to your advantage, like others who have suffered and sold their stories for profit, but for Weir to intentionally overlook the fact this this is Weir-Voronov’s divorce as well, and like any other celebrity spouse, drag him through the headlines as well, seems terribly spiteful and mean.
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