I don't care if there are good or awesome skaters beside from her! For me Tonya is the best., and guess what she has her own movie and its all about her! 😍👏👏👏👏👏 boooooooo to other skaters from her year..
nancy kerrigan was assaulted once, NOT EVEN by the hands of tonya harding. on the other hand, tonya was abused by her own mother, her husband, and basically every single aspect of life after a stupid scandal that she was barely involved in. she could never skate again. kerrigan? says that she never got an apology from tonya when she basically had been apologizing for 20 years. her knee wasnt even broken, just badly bruised, and she went on to skate two weeks later winning silver. (looking like a bitch on the podium). tonya never had anything but skating, and it was taken away from her. ion know about you, but i think shes a strong lady and skater and i respect her.
Tonya's reaction and expression to that school photograph of herself at 2:30 in interesting its almost shock and dislike of the cute little girl she was, makes me think either she totally dislikes her younger self or life was so so dreadful at that age she can't even look at her self at that time.
Attack me all you want but it just never sat right with me thinking Tonya hurt Nancy it makes no sense. Skating seems to be her true love and she worked hard for what she got. She made HISTORY being the FIRST american woman to land a triple axel. Why would she throw all of that away after all the abuse and work she out into it? It just doesn't fit.
Ann Schatz ? Who in the Hell would marry that woman? Life is hard enough without having some hometown never going anywhere news reporter being a thorn in your side...? Ann Schatz couldn't even lace a skate !Guess what Ann? Hollywood will never make a movie about you kiddo!
*Hey,Tonya!!! If this mess.iz gettin2u n ABC-*don't forget!!! Half da peeps in dis world r rootin4u2comeback!!!-*[Like that*Redlight Kings*song!!!]Cuz we see some1 overcoming adversity!!!*[That's something 2/3+of the world will NEVER,EVER IN LIFE get AT ALL!!!-*LOL N PEACE OUT,TON!!!]*
How does her mama have whiter teeth than her?? Come on Tanya. Get it together and whiten the teeth. Your mom is 103yrs old & her teeth are fresher than yours. Crest strips $32.99 with a $10off coupon in every Sunday paper
That's the thing with abuse though. Most abusers are in denial they are or have abusive habits. That's why they need to seek professional help to realize and overcome.
You don't get to decide you didn't hurt someone. The fact is, she was hurt- and instead of validating her emotions and fixing, you continue to deny and overlook. I personally like Tanya, I believe she just got caught up in a bad situation that just became worse.
Tonya's mother actually believes the lies she tells. Very dangerous.
It's a shame that the coaches could not remove Tonya from that toxic environment, show her some true empathy, love, compassion and support and provide encouragement without conditions or strings. They could have taught her how to be a woman, act like a woman, move with grace & develop some self respect & security. To have amazing coaches that were doing nothing but fighting back against a toxic home environment that was obviously destroying Tonya means nothing---the support she had on the rink from her coaches did not extend to her home.
Honestly I skated on the ice with her every morning. I was just a little kid. She was mean to all of us that were below her. Telling us little kids to get the fuck out of her way. Yes she had raw talent but she was mean.
I do think she was judged harshly by the judge that sentenced her. If her charge was interfering prosecution but she had no offence on the actual attack and you take her career from her. Shame on that judge. I love how she has a love for God. God bless you Tonya. Wishing you happy days ahead from your fan down under :)
Fun fact; Diane was my coach when I took lessons at Lloyd center like two years back and ever since the rink for remodeled and shrunk I haven’t seen her. Diane makes you work your butt off like holy cow
If everything I saw in the movie "I, Tonya" was mostly true, then that was a very sad time in life for her. If the men in her life were the people that came up with the idea to hurt Nancy Kerrrigan and then followed through, then the law really was twisted up. If it was Tonya's idea, then she deserved the fines and being banned from skating. It seems to me she had a hard life. After viewing the movie I did some followup research. She apparently had a very hard life. Whatever actually happened, what a shame that such a skilled young skater missed her shot at fame and a Gold Medal. Based on her TV interviews I really like her. I hope she has a better life now. Also, something about her Mother didn't seem honest or genuine.
Nancy can be rude and sarcastic sometimes. While Tonya has anger issues.
*I just wish for tonyas sake that their was someone there for her*
If u look at it there was a possibility that tonya could change if she has an good influence.
But still banned from skating??!! OMG THAT WAS TOO FAR!
*I would love to see Tonya skate again, she's magic on ice!*
I liked her until she started all the whinning and complaining. All she does is make excuses and blame her mistakes on something or someone else. She is disrespectful talking about her own mother the way she does when her mom worked ao hard to give her skating lessons. She is a spoiled brat who complained about her mom her whole life. Also, maybe if she was home getting rest instead of out partying maybe she could have done better. She finds a reason to complain and make excuses about her failures instead of taking accountability and correcting her mistakes. I wish i had even a fraction of the opportunities she had growing up. She is ungrateful.
She actually doesn't blame anyone for her mistakes. Calling abuse abuse and (still talking About what was done to her... she said in various interviews that she tells her Story in order to help other People who were abused) has NOTHING to do with being ungrateful and a brat. That her mother made some sacrifices for her (to fulfill her OWN Dream and to use her daughter as a ticket out of poverty for the Family) DOESN'T justify the abuse. Also she says (e.g. at the end of this documentary which you can watch completely at ABCnews) that everything she has gone through has made her the Person she is now and that she is GRATEFUL for that.
Tonya was her own worst enemy. She squandered her talent, was woefully unprepared for the Olympics even before the attack on Kerrigan but through threats forced her way onto the team. She didn't train like she should have and was out of shape and banking on a triple axle she hadn't landed in two years. She didn't belong in Lillehammer and even if she didn't know about the plan to attack her rival she only admitted to knowing after the fact when she wanted to save her own skin. She got what she deserved and her humble background is no excuse for her antics both on and off the ice. Read Scott Hamilton book, Landing it. He has quite a bit to say on the subject.
If Tonya was in some ways "her own worst enemy" this ahs to do with the trauma she suffered through the abuse by her mother and later Jeff Gillooly. They were her REAL enemies (the People who were supposed to love and support her). She has not only a "humble backgrund", she was ABUSED. I don't mean that as an excuse for everything that went wrong in Tonya's life, but as an Explanation. It really explains a lot of her "Antics". (I was also abused and I know that victims of abuse are often marked as "strange" or "problematic", especially when they are not the "ideal" (sweet, timid) victim but sometimes fight back). She first didn't come Forward with what she knew because she was intimidated by Jeff Gillooly in a very massive and violent way.
In 1994 she was back in shape btw.. She showed at the U.S. Nationals that she belonged in Lillehammer. ( she failed at the Olympics is no wonder, considering the HUGE pressure she was under. I would also have forgotten to bring a spare lace in this Situation...)I can understand that she threatened to sue to get into the team because they wanted to throw her out without already having established that she was guilty.
MICHELLE BLAKE she was trapped in an abusive relationship. The “Why don’t you just leave” crowd will never understand battered women’s syndrome and what it’s like. Jeff likely ramped up his abuse whenever Tonya might have opportunity to shine. I think the 1991 National Championship just caught him off guard. Her skating never recovered after she got back with him prior to the 1992 Olympics.
Tonya was a victim to. I'm not down playing what happened to Nancy at all. So back off trolls. But, if you really take the time to read about Tonya, you will learn how she was a victim of abuse her whole life. And her dreams were stolen as well. She was awesome when she did the tripe A!
I'm sure living resentfully through her daughter, she forced a young child to engage in a very hard sport without seeing what she would naturally gravitate to - if it was anyone besides Tonya, the abuse could have been much, much worse. Tonya did the only thing she could do: get so good that she'd be able to get away from Cruella. Tonya is to be commended.
wow interesting story...... i never new Tonya grew up in Portland Oregon.... LOL its funny when they show the shopping mall with the skating rank in it.... i know right where that is haha..... they don't have the skating rank anymore though... but i remember when i was a kid always going there and seeing people ice skate.
The mother was an alcoholic, so I can see why she had such a hard time. A dysfunctional background that was not Tonya's fault. I can understand a lot of her sadness not having that healthy emotional support. Tonya was an amazing, over the top talented skater, regardless of her background. I can certainly spot disfunction. I think if we were really honest with ourselves and took a look at our own past, I bet a lot of us can understand what she went through emotionally.
Looks like LaVona Golden needs is anger management, psychiatric treatment and guidance counseling. Her psychiatrist explains to LaVona how wrongfully uncalled what she did so much abuse to Tonya Harding. Like Joan Crawford abusing and assaulting her daughter Christina Crawford.
We never heard the real side to Tonya's life. She was made a villain when in reality she was a child pushed towards perfection before she knew what it meant. I now see her human side albeit it's just a clip, but to a child the pressure must have been enormous to please her Mom. It's called child abuse now but back then children were to be seen, not heard. I have empathy for her experience and I understand pleasing your Mom so you would be loved.
Her entire career was ruined by that bastard ex husband. Completely ruined an amazing skating career. She has come such a long way. I’m proud of her. Also, not all trailer parks are trashy. Many trailers are quite nice.
A person who spends years skating and becoming #1 is not anything but wonderful, beautiful, kind , hard working, enduring, intelligent and unique. Tonya rose above everything& everyone, no one can take it away from her, not even the cruel , wicked ones.
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Tonya Harding, the excuse maker. There is something off in her personality, she just seems to have the poor me syndrome. She knew that something was going to happen to Nancy Kerrigan but didnt do anything to help protect her because she didnt care.
Hey POS "mother," new trailer doesn't mean not "trailer trash," to other kids. I grew up the same way, with a mom who "had 3 jobs" (3 jobs, 2 hours a shift, 3 shifts a week ISN'T 3 jobs.) Tanya's not wrong side of tracks, she's ahead of her time. I trained in a mall too, self taught, and Tanya showed that small girls, we are strong, fearless, and fight simply to PROVE ignorant, biased, and closed minded people wrong. My mom was a drunk, abusive cunt too. I definitely see that manipulation and hurt in Tanya. And Tanya will always be a hero to me. She overcame, made history, made mistakes, and got up, spit in the disbelievers faces...and kept trying. That's the "poverty" I grew up in too. Our mother's threw us to sharks and said, "survive." Kids wouldn't know a hard life if they drowned in it now..."oh the team showed up...give them a trophy." Fucking joke of breeding weak ass kids.
"Do or do not, there is no try." -Master Yoda
Watching all these interviews and the Stupid movie. Tonya Takes NO responsibility for NOTHING. Even the story about her "abusive" mom. Having worked in the industry before, I can say one thing for sure.... abusive parents don't work their ass off to help their kids follow their dreams. I have dealt with teens who actually abuse their parents and play victim in every aspect of their lives. As they get older, it gets worse. I'm surprised how many people buy into Hollywood films. Man, play the right music, get the right actors, people will believe ANYTHING!!!!! Her mom was not as bad as she's playing out.
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