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Johnny Weir will wear a hashtag-controlled brooch at the Derby…Wait, what?

It’s Derby week, which means celebrities from B-list to D-list will start making their way to Louisville for the fastest two minutes in sports. NBC Sports is handling the TV coverage, and, as in years past, is sending former figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to Churchill Downs to break down the fashion of the day. Over the past two years, Weir’s outfits have been flamboyant to say the least, from that all-white ensemble he sported in that picture with Matt in 2014 to this incredible hat he wore last year, which even included its own cocktail:

I didn’t think it was possible, but Weir is taking his getup to another level this year. According to NBC Sports, Weir will wear a hashtag-controlled brooch, which will light up and gallop in response to the use of the hashtag #WatchMeNeighNeigh on Twitter. That, of course, is a riff off the popular song “Watch Me” by Silento and ensuing dance craze, the Whip/Nae Nae.

I mean, you couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried. And you better believe I’ll be wearing that hashtag out Saturday afternoon.

[The Verge]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

4 Comments for Johnny Weir will wear a hashtag-controlled brooch at the Derby…Wait, what?



  1. Mathlete
    3:04 pm May 2, 2016 Permalink

    Is it me, or is Weir basically a less talented male version of Lady Gaga? At least Lady Gaga gave up the over the top “look at me!” stuff when she remembered she could actually sing and play an instrument pretty well.



  2. texasukcat
    3:17 pm May 2, 2016 Permalink

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that………



  3. jomani
    4:08 pm May 2, 2016 Permalink

    GET EM JOHNNY! THE ONLY THING MORE FABULOUS THAN YOUR BROOCH IS YOUR UNDYING PASSION FOR FASHION! KENTUCKY GENTLEMAN AND BUD LIGHT ON ME IN THE INFIELD. YEAH JOHNNY YEAH!



  4. RealCatsFan
    4:12 pm May 2, 2016 Permalink

    Is Johnny actually Maxwell Klinger? And which restroom is he going to use? 😉