[U.S. Olympic figure skater Johnny] Weir was criticized by animal-rights activists after he donned a costume in nationals with white fox fur on the shoulder.
[H]e received threats from anti-fur activists that made him fear for his safety, causing him to scrub any plans to stay at a hotel while in Vancouver for the Olympics.
"I felt very threatened," he said Saturday. "I'm not allowed to say how everything got through, but my agent got letters and faxes and e-mails. I got letters at the ice rink, somebody found my phone number.
"All these crazy fur people. Security-wise, to stay in a hotel would be very difficult. There have been threats against me. I didn't want to get hurt."
Gee, I wonder how receptive Weir will be in future to education on fur farming. I'm guessing slightly less than zero. It would have been a good opportunity to share an opposing view without condemnation but that's probably lost now. And it's a shame because I have no doubt he will be a huge fashion designer one day soon. So thanks all you death threat mailing, bucket of red paint throwing, creepy stalker types - way to help your cause.
Also, do not mess with Johnny Weir. I luvs him.