In addition to his athletic prowess, two-time Olympian figure skater Johnny Weir is known for his dramatic looks and for being unabashedly himself on the world stage.
Former lawyer for President Donald Trump, Jenna Ellis, is a serial liar who gained notoriety by falsely telling millions of Americans that the 2020 election was somehow stolen from Trump by Democrats engaging in widespread election fraud. Ellis repeatedly told these lies in numerous hearings, press conferences, and media appearances, often while soliciting donations from Trump's supporters.
Her legacy was cemented after her lies culminated in a deadly failed insurrection against the United States Capitol. Nevertheless, Ellis continues to peddle these same lies to her thousands of Twitter followers.
On Sunday, Ellis attempted to shame Weir over his diamond-encrusted updo for the Olympic closing ceremonies.
#WokeOlympics closing ceremony clown. How appropriate and utterly embarrassing.pic.twitter.com/ICp2oaMvt2— Jenna Ellis (@Jenna Ellis) 1628477847
Ellis railed against the supposed diversion from "biblical masculinity" that Weir's outfit represented, suggesting he wasn't an "actual" man.
Weir, however, wasn't too bothered.
The man I\u2019ve grown into is a human that embraces the strength of the man & woman who raised me to be myself. If you feel squashed by the boot of someone else\u2019s beliefs, remember you are free to live your life the way YOU believe. Also, religion isn\u2019t an excuse for hate. https://twitter.com/jennaellisesq/status/1424566521699913728\u00a0\u2026— Johnny Weir (@Johnny Weir) 1628480219
That's when Ellis trotted out yet another lie—one that's all-too-familiar to LGBTQ people: that calling Weir a "clown" who engaged in "casual perversion" was actually an expression of "love" she was compelled by Jesus to express.
Far from being hate, it\u2019s actually genuine love to speak truth, not relativism and embracing every form of casual perversion under the banner of \u201cbeing myself.\u201d Rom 1; Eph 4:17-22\n\nEventually, Johnny, you\u2019ll have to answer to God for your choices & beliefs. Choose truth & Jesus.https://twitter.com/johnnygweir/status/1424575408075251722\u00a0\u2026— Jenna Ellis (@Jenna Ellis) 1628493679
Weir's response was praised across social media.
Johnny is the best!https://twitter.com/JohnnyGWeir/status/1424575408075251722\u00a0\u2026— Caroline, CPA (@Caroline, CPA) 1628526941
If there was an Olympic medal for personality, uniqueness and confidence all wrapped up in high fashion @JohnnyGWeir would win the gold. You do you Johnny! https://twitter.com/johnnygweir/status/1424575408075251722\u00a0\u2026— The Hubby Diaries (@The Hubby Diaries) 1628525505
Thank you for your bravery @JohnnyGWeirhttps://twitter.com/JohnnyGWeir/status/1424575408075251722\u00a0\u2026— Heidi Wyman (@Heidi Wyman) 1628520272
You're always amazing on AND off the ice, @JohnnyGWeir!https://twitter.com/JohnnyGWeir/status/1424575408075251722\u00a0\u2026— Jan Pizzitola (@Jan Pizzitola) 1628486157
Meanwhile, Ellis' sanctimonious show of "love" was obscured by her habitual deception, and actual Christians began calling her out.
When I came to believe in a Higher Power that\u2019s stronger than my addiction, I got sober and became a better (but not perfect) person\n\nGod matters to me more than I can ever explain.\n\nAnd it offends me when charlatans disguised as Christians invoke God to promote hate and bigotry.https://twitter.com/jennaellisesq/status/1424566521699913728\u00a0\u2026— Vic Vela (@Vic Vela) 1628481529
This woman attacked Simone Biles and refused to show her kindness but now she wants to throw out Bible quotes. You can\u2019t pick and choose which Christian beliefs you want to \u201cfollow\u201d. It\u2019s all or none. One day Jenna too will have to answer to God for her behavior.https://twitter.com/jennaellisesq/status/1424631866036998147\u00a0\u2026— Haley Hope (@Haley Hope) 1628507436
What part of these tweets is genuine biblical love, that would make an non-believer want to come and get to know the Jesus that you say you know? \nThis is not love. It\u2019s hateful and condescending, and blasphemes the name of Jesus when you attribute your hate speech to Him. https://twitter.com/jennaellisesq/status/1424631866036998147\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/qfTvwCzCsf— Samantha Rose (@Samantha Rose) 1628506442
\u201cDo not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Matthew 7:1-6— Terry Rosales (@Terry Rosales) 1628518268
Ellis' hatred was just another instance in her long history of anti-LGBTQ efforts.