In a sick celebration of violence Hollywood cheers disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding at Golden Globes
Hollywood elites claim time is up when it comes to inappropriate behavior in the work place, but they cheered a woman at Sunday’s Golden Globes award show who played a role in her opponent being kneecapped.
Yes, that would be disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding, who was at the show with the cast of “I, Tonya,” a dark comedy based on Harding’s career — Allison Janney won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Harding’s mom and she thanked Harding in her acceptance speech.
— Variety (@Variety) January 8, 2018
“Tonya Harding is here tonight,” Janney said. “I’d like to thank Tonya for sharing her story with [writer] Steven [Rogers], and allowing him to tell all the different sides of the story … tell a story about class in America. Tell a story about the disenfranchised. Tell a story about a woman who was not embraced for her individuality. Tell a story about truth and the perception of truth in the media.”
As Winona Ryder learned Sunday, everybody loves a comeback story but this may be the most bizarre comeback story ever.
Harding, now 48, was banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association after opponent Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by an unidentified assailant in January 1994 as she was leaving rehearsal. The man hit the skater on the right knee with a metal baton and the blow forced her to drop out of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which Harding went on to win.
It was later discovered that Harding’s ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, hired the hitman.
Harding pleaded guilty to hindering the prosecution and was banned for life after the U.S. Figure Skating Association concluded that she had prior knowledge of the attack.
She has shamelessly looked to capitalize on the notoriety gained from the disgraceful incident ever since, even trying a stint at boxing.
And it wasn’t lost on social media users that Hollywood was effectively “celebrating violence.”
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
— Andrew Marcus (@ImAndrewMarcus) January 8, 2018
So the #GoldenGlobes has people "standing up against assault"…and those same people are applauding Tonya Harding? Welcome to 2018.
— DoNotCryToMe (@DoNotCryToMe) January 8, 2018
I’m sorry, but I remember the whole Tonya Harding thing very clearly. She was a sore loser and criminally involved in an attack on one of her competitors. She’s a disgrace to athletes, and it has nothing to do with her rank in society. #goldenglobes
— Jimmy Sprinkles (@JamesWSprinkles) January 8, 2018
The #GoldenGlobes just applauded Tonya Harding, because harassing women is bad, but literally kneecapping your professional competition is apparently fine?
— Angela Morabito, Producer @ Gorilla Channel (@AngelaLMorabito) January 8, 2018
Yes let's bring TONYA HARDING to a Golden Globes ceremony about women's empowerment!!!!!!!! Nothing more empowering than organized physical assault!
— Brooke Andy (@brookeandyy) January 8, 2018
What I don't understand is why Tonya Harding is being treated like a queen at the Golden Globes? Everyone is dressed in black to take a stand against abuse. Wasn't she involved in one of the biggest Olympic abuse scandals? I'm friggin confused…
— Irene Stull (@IIIreneSSStull) January 8, 2018
Imagine telling someone in 1994 that Donald Trump would be president and Tonya Harding would be at the Golden Globes in 2018.
— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) January 8, 2018
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