On the eve of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games openly gay figure skater Johnny Weir continues to be criticized by the LGBT community. He supports all things Russian (calling himself a 'Russophile') and the Sochi Olympics. This has outraged many in the gay community who are calling for a boycott. Gay porn entrepreneur Michael Lucas even wrote a scathing op-ed piece criticizing Weir for being more interested in promoting himself, than LGBT rights.
Lucas, who was born in the former Soviet Union, found it particularly appalling that Weir wore a Russian military uniform during a recent interview. To Lucas, that uniform symbolizes Russian government oppression. His op-ed didn't go unnoticed by Weir husband, Victor Weir-Voronov. Calling himself a 'public figure', Weir-Voronov sent a series of threatening Facebook messages to Lucas. Describing Lucas as a "fame-whoring piece of shit" and "scum" with threats to destroy and shut down his company, Lucas Entertainment. Lucas didn't take any of it seriously, as he has shot another volley against Weir, this time on YouTube (see link below). Opening ceremonies of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games take place on February 7th, 2014.