Johnny Weir

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Johnny Weir isn't afraid to let his fur flag fly—in fact, he's flaunting his love for the controversial covering.

The ice-skating champ—dressed in a cream-colored fur jacket—told us today at the Dennis Basso fashion show at Lincoln Center that he's received everything from attitude to death threats over his fashion choice.

"Today I'm wearing Ekatarina, one of the oldest Russian furriers," he said. "I'm all about the fur."

And what about those threats on his life?

First Weir had a message for PETA, telling the animal-rights group to stop harassing those who wear the real thing.

"Don't be terrorists, let us live our lives," he said.

But it was a less public group that had threatened Weir last year before he was set to skate in the Olympics, and it was so frightening he reported it to authorities.

"I literally had a price put on my head before the Olympics," he explained. "I had to go to the Olympics with the FBI because somebody wanted to kill me [over] fur. It wasn't PETA but someone different."

Death threats aside, Weir was joined in the front row by Kelly Rutherford, Star Jones and Hoda Kotb. All gave the designer a standing ovation when the show ended.

As for the outrageous fashionisto's best fashion tip?

"Never be afraid and know your body," he said.

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