Johnny Weir's controversial U.S. Figure Skating Championships costume. Photo: AP

From Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding to "Toepick!," we've long been suckers for a good ice skating drama. Luckily, ultra-fierce Johnny Weir rarely disappoints.

The men's figure skater and star of new reality show "Be Good Johhny Weir" is under fire from animal rights group Friends of Animals for wearing a fox fur costume in a recent competition, the AP reports.

The group posted an open letter to Weir and contacted his costume designer, Stephanie Handler, to express their disgust at his use of fur and to ask him to stop wearing it, according to the source.

But something tells us they're not going to like the skater's response.

"I totally get the dirtiness of the fur industry and how terrible it is to animals," Weir reportedly said.

"But it's not something that's the No. 1 priority in my life. There are humans dying every day. There are thousands if not millions of homeless people in New York City. Look at what just happened in Haiti.

"I tend to focus my energy, if there is a cause, on humans. While that may be callous and bad of me, it's my choice."

(Hear that? It's the sound of a PETA member fainting.)

The costume in question was reportedly worn on Jan. 17 at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Weir, who placed third, asked Handler to add the white fox fur along his shoulder before the competition, the source reports.

"He's a role model for a lot of people, including other skaters," Priscilla Feral (really?!), president of Friends of Animals, told the source.

"When he makes fun of the suffering of animals that are consumed for this frivolous fashion industry and whose lives are sacrificed so he can wear little tufts of fur on his outfit, that's fair game for comment."

Weir has reportedly also been targeted by PETA for his fur-wearing antics, but something tells us that a guy who does an ice skating routine to Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" is the sort of person who skates to the beat of a different drum.

Meanwhile, check out Bethenny Frankel's nude (and -- gulp -- pregnant) ad for PETA.