The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang may have just started, but Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir’s blistering commentary on figure skating is already in full swing. The former Olympians, known for their strong opinions and even stronger personalities, spared no one’s feelings with some reporting on early events that was basically a lesson in how to expertly throw shade.
Lipinski and Weir’s commentary about the ice skating performances so far quickly captured the collective interest of the Internet, netting a range of emotions; some viewers were living for the shade, while others would have preferred a gentler delivery. Either way, one thing’s for certain — when shade like this is thrown so dexterously, it should probably be an Olympic sport of its own.
Read on to see the Internet’s feelings about Lipinski and Weir’s ice skating commentary at the Winter Olympics so far.
Not sure there's a more dynamic duo in broadcasting than Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir— Gunnar Esiason (@G17Esiason) February 9, 2018
"There's no one more judgmental than an ice skater" —Johnny Weir, effortlessly explaining why I love this sport— Hillary Busis (@hillibusterr) February 9, 2018
These #Olympics figure skating commentators are BRUTAL. They called one skater’s the “weak link” and his performance “technically a disaster” and another’s “abysmal,” “the worst I’ve ever seen from him.” I’m over here like pic.twitter.com/lqYQW0XwvL— Katy Doom (@katydoom) February 9, 2018
How do we get Johnny Weir calling more sports? I need him on everything.— Judy Battista (@judybattista) February 9, 2018
This Tara Lipinski/ Johnny Weir commentary is savage.— meg (@meghanfeggan) February 9, 2018
#Olympics So annoyed with these team ice skating commentators Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir. A moment ago they were praising Nathan Chen as if he were a God and he makes a mistake (he is human) and now they are crucifying him. Opening ceremonies haven't even happened yet.— Dawn (@DawnGrpntblank) February 9, 2018
NBC should send Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir to cover White House press briefings. #Olympics— Ted Atkinson (@atkinson_ted) February 9, 2018
And then there were Hunger Games comparisons to their outfits.