Most of the choreography happened at the Arctic Edge ice rink in Canton, Mich., just outside Detroit, where the couple trains. In Canton, Virtue lives in an apartment with her mother, and Moir lives in his own place nearby. They return to their parents’ homes in the London area on weekends, a weekly pilgrimage to escape Canton’s insular skating world.
Canton's insular skating world? They found a reporter who'd swallow that one?
Canton doesn't give a fuck about figure skating and neither does Ann Arbor or Detroit. They can walk out of that rink and nobody knows who the hell they are. What an insult to the Detroit area. Unlike, say, Ilderton, most people in Canton have other stuff on their minds besides what's going on in the rink at Arctic Edge.
But they lie to this reporter and say they flee each weekend to Canada, to places like Ilderton, because God knows "insular skating world" can't describe Ilderton or London. What a relief to spend time where it's not all about skating!
This is just more putting up a front to the Canadian fans. Canadian fans are the ones they lie to and manipulate the most on social media, so the idea is to kiss ass and flatter Canadian fans as much as possible in legit media. They are con artists - or wannabes.
Tessa has said she and Scott are only allowed in the States 180 days out of the year - that's less than six months out of the year - but she "lives" in Canton instead of say, across the border, and Canadian Kate Virtue does as well? Mommy got a visa to live with her 23 year old during weekdays in Canton, MI even though the girl claims to return home every weekend? What the hell for?
They are such liars. The question is, do they dupe the reporter or is the reporter a pal who is helping them out?
I think they choose the reporter they can manipulate. Do Scott and Tessa have to hunt for eager journalists who are thrilled to get the coup of face time with Olympic champions, so eager they will write lies in the first person or be so excited about the opportunity they're easily manipulated? Or seek journalists outside the "skating journalism" pool? Because established skating journalists don't write about Scott and Tessa in the journalist's own voice. They report what Scott and Tessa say, instead of reporting those lies as independently verified facts. That's how they get around reporting on a couple who lie as often as they breathe air.
Another thing - Tessa and Scott rarely make themselves available for in person interviews, even with established outlets, but one of the "journalists" they granted an audience with last year was so green he apparently saw the opportunity as a career maker since he tweeted about it as it was taking place and linked to it on twitter constantly afterwards. That was an interesting choice of interviewer for them, but I guess he fit their criteria.
These two darling figure skaters couldn't be making a habit of seeking out the "journalist" they can manipulate, could they? That would be so unlike them.
If mommy lives with her why do they return to their parents' homes on weekends. Mommy is her parent and already lives with her, according to her. Mommy can't stay behind "in Canton" unless her visa is more leniant than her daughter's, so the two of them are always, always together, is that it? In Canton, and then they spend the weekend together too, in Canada.
Scott's own place nearby is indeed very nearby - whichever side of the bed they share he prefers.
I enjoyed Tessa lamenting that people associate her personality with that of Carmen now. Who does that, Tessa? Where? Is that another fake problem like the Clooney problem? Is she still insulting people with the idea that they can't tell the difference between performance and off-ice?
She mourns that it's always the negative things that stick with you.
Yes. And let's pretend this is really happening. People associate her with Carmen, just like they got her and Scott on ice all mixed up with real life, just how it happens with George Clooney. People are idiots like that. When Michelle Kwan skated Salome at age 15 people thought of her as a lethal seductress afterwards.
Skating fans. The worst.
In her mind she may be getting a bad rap from imaginary people who associate her with Carmen now, or, like the Clooney crap, she's totally making it up (that would be more like her) but why complain? It's better than if she were getting a universal bad rap from all the lying and manipulating she actually does do to the skating public (and apparently to credulous journalists cherry picked by her and Scott for gullability). That complaint took gall.
The Virtue and Moir families have produced two outrageously entitled little mini divas. In the same interview that Tessa is whinging about a made up problem - people associate her personality with Carmen - she's forcing more complete lies into the public domain (including that one). And she has the balls to adopt a pose of being misunderstood? She wants to be misunderstood. That's the whole fucking point.
It seems to me her psychology education hasn't done much for her if it hasn't taught her to understand the difference between what she feels about something, and facts. Someone who routinely confuses the two is a diva.
There's no doubt people who love her would object to that characterization and object to describing Scott that way as well, but if you insist on making decisions based on how you feel about something, whether or not it's founded in reality, and if you believe because of your feelings it's your right to lie and manipulate people, and then turn around and profit from your lying, you're a brat. And that's the nicest word for it.
P.S. there's someone who visits the comments section and insists this blog is a publicity arm of Scott and Tessa themselves, that it's doing Scott and Tessa's bidding. If this person sincerely believes that, it's ridiculous. But, at the same time, Scott and Tessa know they get new assholes ripped every time they produce swill like this article, so it's difficult not to think these lies are bait. A bid for attention, negative attention. They do need something to point to (other than shit Tessa makes up and lies about) to justify all the lying they do.
It's entirely backwards - they lie huge, then the blog reacts, and then they can point to the blog as evidence that they need to lie (look how closely the blog picks at them!) - but hey, we're talking about the skating fandom and based on how Tessa and Scott have lied to the fandom throughout their public history, they don't worry much about lack of logic being an obstacle when they set out to work fans over.
I have noticed that this time the places that usually get all worked up when there's a new interview are a whole lot more quiet. It's nice when people who have supported someone wholeheartedly suddenly wake up to the possibility that the person they support don't give a shit and and actually can't stand them. In Scott and Tessa's case, their current, primary interest in their supporters is in shifting responsibility for their bullshit from themselves onto their supporters. That's the only purpose of this article.
All the negative stuff Scott and Tessa claim to believe about the public, that justifies the hoax in their minds, is clearly stuff they want to be true. It's not a challenge they faced. It's an excuse they were seeking. An excuse for what? There's a side of them tired of being perfect little role models and it feels good to treat the great unwashed like trash on the down low, to work them over, and, by implication (Tessa's stories about how her performances are wrongly associated with who she is in real life) - blame them, insult them, treat them as stupid? Are Scott and Tessa that insecure that they require a scapegoat onto whom they can exorcise their resentments? They have to put on a good kid face to everyone else - let's invent the Evil Public so Scott and Tessa can get their frustrations out on a bunch of strangers, act out on the internet, and feel justified.
Or are Scott and Tessa just that arrogant, just that spoiled, that indecent, self-obsessed, and completely lacking in any understanding of what it means to be compassionate or empathetic because, if it's not personal to them, they are incapable of getting it?
It used to look as if this sham turned a couple of very nice people into people who did some very mean things. But now it looks as if this is just who they are. The sham isn't a bungle - it's a mirror. The whole charade of privacy and the barrier is a made up situation they hide behind because the solution they've invented excuses them taking all the negative shit inside them out on fans, and apparently they have a lot of nastiness built up inside them that needs an outlet, and, as fans are powerless, fans are universally resented and at the bottom of the totem pole, fans get the shit kicked out of them by Scott and Tessa.
What they're doing is pretty cold, so there's that too.