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Stars on Ice says perceived sexual orientation didn't factor into decision not to invite Johnny Weir to join

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The figure skating community is dealing with a bit of drama, as The Stars on Ice skating tour has denied that any perception of sexual identity factored into its decision not to invite Johnny Weir to be part of the program.

"We are disappointed that there is untrue and inaccurate information being disseminated," Stars, which is sponsored by Smucker's, said in a statement. "Please be assured that the 'gender identity and sexual orientation' of cast members has never been a consideration in the selection of tour performers."

Weir expressed disappointment at not being invited aboard to GLAAD, which said excluding Weir would be "a clear jab at his perceived sexual orientation."

The two-time Olympian said he plans to move forward with a show of his own.

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We need answers from Smuckers & Stars on Ice. Please sign this petition to help:

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