"Flamboyant" is so mid-February. Now, if you want to call Johnny Weir gay without actually calling him "gay," you can call him "fierce." Like Larry King did tonight on his Larry King Enlivening Program.
Queried Larry King: "Another question from Facebook: Johnny, how does it feel to be so fierce?" To which Johnny responded "Larry, I never thought I'd hear you call something 'fierce'... Kathy Griffin would be very excited for you right now." He continued:
I suppose being fierce is a very good thing and a very cool thing. But more than fierce, I think I'm a strong person and a strong individual, and that's what I take with me everyday.
They're talking about gayness!
The move from "flamboyant" to "fierce" as the Johnny Weir Snicker-inspiring Gayness Euphemism of the Hour is a small step toward universal justice. Where flamboyance is silly, fierceness is to be feared. It is a valued quality in everyone from figure skaters to Wall Street traders to Marines to Beyonce Knowles. Johnny revealed on Larry King that he would not be competing in the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars, but maybe he should set his sights a little higher. If things keep heading in this direction, it's only a matter of time before we put a fierce man in the White House. Weir-Lysacek 2016?