During “The Word” segment on his January 13 episode, Stephen Colbert worked in a shout-out to Johnny and a reference to the anti-gay propaganda laws in Russia. While discussing the inadvisability of ever ending any wars anywhere, Stephen noted: “Take that pussy, Napoleon: He retreats from Moscow, pretty soon Rasputin’s running wild, the Commies move in, Kruchshev bangs his shoe—next thing you know, Putin’s topless, and Johnny Weir can’t go to the Olympics.” (Although of course he IS going, as part of the NBC team, about which we continue to be thrilled. But point taken.)
Watch here, with Johnny reference beginning at about 09:54. Hat tip to @blackren101 for the alert!
You may recall that Johnny and Stephen shared an awesome moment in 2010, several days after Johnny’s unforgettable Fallen Angel performance at the Vanvcouver Olympics, as shown above. Photos via Getty.