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(CNN)   So, here's a look at the celebrity hats worn at the Kentucky Derby, starting with Johnny Weir's...whatever the hell that is   (cnn.com) divider line 51
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2014-05-04 12:55:40 AM
I watched the derby today (lost 40 TFs), when I saw that guy wearing that hat I was like wtf. I'm not anti-gay, but that was just stupid.
 
2014-05-04 01:08:15 AM

PreMortem: I'm not anti-gay, but that was just stupid.


It's ok.  Most of us gay men can't stand the attention whoring  drama queen either.
 
2014-05-04 07:32:25 AM
No, just, no...

2xhelix: It's ok. Most of us gay men can't stand the attention whoring drama queen either.


Thank god, my wife was trying to defend him...

Even worse she was trying to defend the hat...

THE farkING HAT!!!!
 
2014-05-04 07:57:02 AM
I'm with subby.  I don't know what the hell a Johnny Weir is either.
 
2014-05-04 08:08:16 AM

2xhelix: PreMortem: I'm not anti-gay, but that was just stupid.

It's ok.  Most of us gay men can't stand the attention whoring  drama queen either.


He's not helping, is he?
 
2014-05-04 08:27:08 AM

baka-san: No, just, no...

2xhelix: It's ok. Most of us gay men can't stand the attention whoring drama queen either.

Thank god, my wife was trying to defend him...

Even worse she was trying to defend the hat...

THE farkING HAT!!!!



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2014-05-04 08:30:47 AM
Gawd what a freak fruit salad.
 
2014-05-04 08:45:13 AM
I'm all in favor of letting your freak flag fly proudly, but somebody should get a copy of the memo to Johnny Weir that he's not helping the acceptance of gays by the rest of the country.

Best quote from gay coworker last night: "I can't stand that fruit. He just set us back another 30 years."
 
2014-05-04 08:53:59 AM
It's good to see CNN getting back to covering hard news.
 
2014-05-04 08:54:35 AM
www.fredsullivan.com
 
2014-05-04 08:57:36 AM
I have to say, as much as he lays it on really thick with his camp routine, his analysis of figure skating at the Olympics was really good. I usually loathe that part, but he did a much better job than most and I actually got somewhat interested in it. He did a very good job of making it accessible without being condescending.
 
2014-05-04 09:12:13 AM
I didn't know who Johnny Weir was until he was on Food Network's celebrity chef cook off.  I'm sure he has his moments but I really couldn't help liking the guy.
 
2014-05-04 09:21:42 AM
Celebrity?  I clicked through the list and knew 6.  Who are these people?
 
2014-05-04 09:22:06 AM
Wow, the word 'celebrity' sure has changed.
 
2014-05-04 09:24:16 AM
24 seconds, the_celt
 
2014-05-04 09:28:55 AM

MFAWG: 2xhelix: PreMortem: I'm not anti-gay, but that was just stupid.

It's ok.  Most of us gay men can't stand the attention whoring  drama queen either.

He's not helping, is he?


Perhaps he is, as his behaviors shows that the stereotypical "queen" who was what everyone thought of when they thought of gay men for decades is really just a small minority within the minority, and that there are a lot more guys like Nil Patrick Harris than Johnny Weir running around.
 
2014-05-04 09:50:16 AM

John Buck 41: 24 seconds, the_celt


Great minds...
 
2014-05-04 09:54:11 AM
Okay, I have to defend the guy and for this reason only:
You're going to the Kentucky Derby where it's pretty much required that you wear a hat. You have all these Southern ladies wearing these big-ass hats that they probably don't wear any other time except the Kentucky derby WHY NOT go all out and wear something completely ridiculous? When the heck else are you ever going to have an opportunity to wear something like that again?

That's how I think anyway. But I'm also not brave (/attention whorey) enough to do it.
 
2014-05-04 09:55:01 AM

Drunken_Irish_Joker: I'm all in favor of letting your freak flag fly proudly, but somebody should get a copy of the memo to Johnny Weir that he's not helping the acceptance of gays by the rest of the country.

Best quote from gay coworker last night: "I can't stand that fruit. He just set us back another 30 years."


There's truth to that, aside from the fact that I don't think anyone actually cares THAT much about Johnny Weir or his fashion choices. But I would never hold any member of any minority group responsible for changing their behavior/dress/whatever just because it might offend the bigots. It's not Weir's responsibility to convince people that being gay is okay. It's not his job to make it easier or more comfortable for them. I'm not going to tell Weir to take off the hat and I'm not going to tell Brittney Griner to stop modeling men's clothing. If we're telling people to dress differently because it might offend people, then we're also saying it's acceptable for those people to be offended. It's not.

Plus, Weir is a lot smarter and more self-aware than people realize. He's not just being flamboyant - I don't think it's an accident that he wore a hat that made a mockery of all the other stupid hats.
 
2014-05-04 09:56:22 AM
First off I think the type of hat is called a Fascinator. Secondly, is that a unicorn?  If so bravo.  I don't think it's fair to put it off on him being gay and hold him to a higher standard. The guy is no worse a celebrity attention whore than Miley Cyrus.   If we are talking equality then let's be honest, he is just extending his 15 min. using the only means he has.

On a side note, he does a great job on his makeup.
 
2014-05-04 09:59:16 AM

sleeps in trees: is that a unicorn?


I didn't look that closely at it until you asked that, but I believe that is a Pegasus.
 
2014-05-04 10:12:32 AM
Johnny, We get it.

NTTAWWT
 
2014-05-04 10:13:37 AM
I'd like to ride Dierks Bentley ten furlongs.
 
2014-05-04 10:35:42 AM
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"Oh My God.......you like.....Sneeze Glitter."
 
2014-05-04 10:36:16 AM
Ah... the Derby.

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/Never Forget!
 
2014-05-04 10:46:43 AM
I think the guy from Nsync looks more ridiculous than Weir.
 
2014-05-04 10:50:43 AM
Johnny Weir is gay?
 
2014-05-04 10:58:15 AM

2xhelix: PreMortem: I'm not anti-gay, but that was just stupid.

It's ok.  Most of us gay men can't stand the attention whoring  drama queen either.


I look upon him as someone just having fun, but I can see where it might tick a nerve. FWIW, I find him rather charming.
 
2014-05-04 11:09:40 AM
Anyone wearing attending the Derby while wearing hat...let them be first up against the wall.
 
2014-05-04 11:13:46 AM

Drunken_Irish_Joker: I'm all in favor of letting your freak flag fly proudly, but somebody should get a copy of the memo to Johnny Weir that he's not helping the acceptance of gays by the rest of the country.

Best quote from gay coworker last night: "I can't stand that fruit. He just set us back another 30 years."


He's the Al Sharpton of the gays?
 
2014-05-04 11:30:20 AM
Weir looked ridiculous, but whatever.  IFark the derby and all the rich people in their hats.  I'm all for screwing with them.

Anyone think he and Tara Lipinski were made to cuddle during that horse flirting (I'm calling it horse flirting) segment to pacify homophobes or something?
 
2014-05-04 11:37:16 AM
Nothing like the visibility of an effeminate gay man to bring out the self-loathing internalized homophobia within the midst of us queers.

What the hell did he ever do to you?  Let him wear his feather sparkly whatnots.

If it wasn't for the drag queens, bull dykes, and the transfolk back in the late 60s, we might never have gotten the conversation started.

Be who you are, and leave others alone.  And have a cookie.

/Johnny's still as asshole according to his divorce court docs
 
2014-05-04 12:09:58 PM
I didn't realize that so many people took the stupid farking hats worn during a stupid farking horse race so seriously.  Since it is obviously so gravely important, I want to offer a sincere mea culpa:
As a homosexual, I apologize on behalf of all homosexuals for Johnny Weir's inappropriate behavior at this incredibly important and storied event.  I hope that next year, if we take it a little more seriously, you all will find it in your hearts to start to think about treating us like regular, equal human beings.
 
2014-05-04 12:10:05 PM
Is that Johnnie Weir or Tom Hiddleston in drag?
 
2014-05-04 12:17:05 PM
The world needs more harmless goofballs. Makes life interesting, amusing and fun. One of the best nights of my life (as people watching goes) was in Vegas at Drai's, in the old Barbary Coast, around 3am when the Cirque du Soleil performers came in for cocktails. Their "regular" attire wasn't much different than their work clothes, let's just put it that way.
 
2014-05-04 01:12:38 PM

John Buck 41: Wow, the word 'celebrity' sure has changed.


No shiat, worst star studded event of the year.
 
2014-05-04 01:17:34 PM
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2014-05-04 01:18:48 PM

ckccfa: I didn't realize that so many people took the stupid farking hats worn during a stupid farking horse race so seriously.  Since it is obviously so gravely important, I want to offer a sincere mea culpa:
As a homosexual, I apologize on behalf of all homosexuals for Johnny Weir's inappropriate behavior at this incredibly important and storied event.  I hope that next year, if we take it a little more seriously, you all will find it in your hearts to start to think about treating us like regular, equal human beings.


As a straight man, I accept your apology.
 
2014-05-04 01:19:27 PM

jaybeezey: John Buck 41: Wow, the word 'celebrity' sure has changed.

No shiat, worst star studded event of the year.


What, Star Jones is not on your A-list?
 
2014-05-04 01:39:38 PM
That was a mighty impressive cavalcade of f-list talent.
 
2014-05-04 01:53:57 PM
Weir's hat has a Pegasus on/in it.

AN EFFING PEGASUS

Hate all you want, none of you has a Pegasus hat.
 
2014-05-04 02:32:27 PM
Personally, I feel Mr. Weir's pegasus-bursting-through-the-clouds hat was pretty dang awesome, in a rather campy sense.  That said,  as a citizen of the 502, and given that the pegasus is pretty much the overarching symbol of the Derby festivities, it fits, and good on him for wearing it and celebrating the theme.

Even if I now have to go take my gaydar into the shop because Johnny made it asplode.
 
2014-05-04 02:41:13 PM

Colour_out_of_Space: Weir's hat has a Pegasus on/in it.

AN EFFING PEGASUS

Hate all you want, none of you has a Pegasus hat.


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Haters gonna hate.
 
2014-05-04 02:51:17 PM

mindset zero: baka-san: No, just, no...

2xhelix: It's ok. Most of us gay men can't stand the attention whoring drama queen either.

Thank god, my wife was trying to defend him...

Even worse she was trying to defend the hat...

THE farkING HAT!!!!


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nice reference
//"It's calendar time. Let's go to the calendar"
 
2014-05-04 03:29:33 PM

2xhelix: PreMortem: I'm not anti-gay, but that was just stupid.

It's ok.  Most of us gay men can't stand the attention whoring  drama queen either.


amen, baby
 
2014-05-04 03:46:22 PM

Transpogue: If it wasn't for the drag queens, bull dykes, and the transfolk back in the late 60s, we might never have gotten the conversation started.


Not true at all the first people to fight for gay rights in this country were in the 1950s, called the Mattachine Society, people like Harry Hay, and one of the reasons they had trouble getting traction was that they "looked normal"; people refused to believe that they were different because they didn't look different from the rest of the population.
 
2014-05-04 03:54:32 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Transpogue: If it wasn't for the drag queens, bull dykes, and the transfolk back in the late 60s, we might never have gotten the conversation started.

Not true at all the first people to fight for gay rights in this country were in the 1950s, called the Mattachine Society, people like Harry Hay, and one of the reasons they had trouble getting traction was that they "looked normal"; people refused to believe that they were different because they didn't look different from the rest of the population.


You are correct about Mattachine and the protests in the 50s, and you pointed out exactly why they didn't gain traction-- they didn't reflect real, actual lives of openly queer people.  They were all white, all middle class.  What the riots did in 69 was bust the door down to a culture that was real and hurting.  I'm not saying there isn't a spectrum, but the 50s protests specifically cast out the "outliers." There was no room for the dykes-- if you were female and queer you were expected to take a backseat to the white gay men.  If you were trans, even worse.  If you were a person of color-- wow-- good luck.

We still have a very strong undercurrent in both gay culture and non-gay culture of homophobia, sexism, racism, and classicism.

If you don't believe me, the fact that someone posted here that a dude wearing a feather hat on TV sets us back 50 years and another apologized for him on behalf of gay men... speaks volumes.
 
2014-05-04 06:59:34 PM
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2014-05-04 07:40:21 PM
I'm pretty sure that the whole point of the race is the hats. And drinking to excess. Or so I'm told.
 
2014-05-04 08:24:09 PM

SithLord: Drunken_Irish_Joker: I'm all in favor of letting your freak flag fly proudly, but somebody should get a copy of the memo to Johnny Weir that he's not helping the acceptance of gays by the rest of the country.

Best quote from gay coworker last night: "I can't stand that fruit. He just set us back another 30 years."

He's the Al Sharpton of the gays?


For Johnny Weir to be the Al Sharpton of gays...he has to kill a few Jews, get my ex boss fired, and claim Tara was compromised by white dudes...no not Al Sharpton of gays
 
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