Even before the Opening Ceremony, the Olympians-turned-analysts gave a chilly reception to many of the skaters performing in the early events.
Weir called one routine “the worst short programI’ve ever seen from Nathan Chen.”
Lipinsky was just as unfiltered, deeming the performance “disastrous.”
And they were just getting warmed up.
Some viewers were thrilled by their comments:
— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) 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#Olympicsfigure 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 likepic.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
I support Mean Johnny Weir. He's an announcer, not the skaters' damn publicist.
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) February 9, 2018
Take a drink every time Johnny Weir makes a mean comment about a skater#Olympics
— Meghan (@meghankocur) February 9, 2018
— Tommy McFLY (@TommyMcFLY) February 9, 2018
However, not everyone loved it. Some wanted more analysis and less snark:
— Abbey (@abbeyinvermont) February 9, 2018
#OlympicsSo 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
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.