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.
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.
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.
For Tonya's peace of mind she needs to forgive and respect her mothers hard work since Tonya wouldn't have had the chance she did without her mom. Several jobs is tiring and fit into it her child's very expensive hobby. A mother that hates her child isn't going to self sacrifice and sit at a machine and sew outfits for competitions. Her mom may have crossed the line but give her just a tad of credit that she did sacrifice her time and money on her kid.
I see comments comparing who skated better-obviously it was Nancy, which is why Tanya was threatened. I also see comments comparing who looks younger/older, who cares? I remember this incident really well, Tanya has a serious problem and nothing excuses, nothing excuses what she did!
She doesn't seem to like her mom very much. I don't understand why people cant let go and forgive their parents for their short comings . I don't believe anyone grows up in a perfect life with perfect people raising us. I bet we all have things we can say about what our parents didn't do or couldn't give or mistakes that they made as flawed human beings. My parents said and did things wrong but i knew they were decent people just flawed like anyone else. Parents that work extremely hard and dont have much time to be soft . We lived in the city had a pizza shop then later a nice house in the suburbs my dad worked 15 hrs a day just to make sure we had what we did. So tanya's mom worked hard she had no choice. As for trailer trash , definitely a misconception plenty of people who make trailers their homes doesnt make them" trash", its how you live your life. the problem is alot of poor people cant afford more then a trailer but it doesn't mean they deserve that title , what about city ghettos or single homes that need lots of repair they can hide behind a brick facade of well at least its a regular house. I have seen many double wides they are gorgeous inside very nicely decorated you wouldn't even know you were in a trailer . They have come along way with mobiles better material nice layouts and decor etc etc. I was thinking on buying one myself.
Tonya's mother wasn't just "not soft" or "not perfect", she abused her daughter. She HAD a choice not to abuse her. Working three Jobs doesn't justify abusing and hurting your daughter and making her deeply unhappy.
people are so easily brainwashed lmao. people are actually saying tonya is "real" and "doesn't lie" lmfao. they claim the "system" didnt support tonya yet that same system didn't support oksana baiul calling her ugly and she still got gold at the olympics. after a certain point in an adults life you can no longer use abusive households as a reason to hurt people and be an all around terrible human being. all of you crying about how she was abused dont even give a fuck that she abused her next husband when she was a boxer and beat him up you only care about this false narrative you've been fed and manipulated into believing. tonya is no poor soul that suffered at the hands of an unjust system. tonya is a monster that went through tough shit but who the fuck hasn't?
THIS IS JUST AN OPINION
but Don't you think there's a possibility, that Nancy was actually jealous of her, cause Tonya was way better skater than her. So maybe Nancy wanted Tonya out, cause think of it.... How is it possible that a poor girl who didnt have anything was going to be better than her ??
And you can see it in her face! She is so fake, Even when the "incident" was so fake
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