Well, first of all, I
don’t know how many of you have seen the movie “I, Tonya.” How many people have
seen “I, Tonya?” [CHEERING] And for those of you who
have not, you should see it. It’s a great movie,
it’s a brilliant movie, I love the way it was done. And as soon as I saw it, I said,
“I want to meet Tonya Harding and I want to have
her on the show,” because I just thought
it was finally– everyone was seeing,
I think, the story that should have been told
instead of what was out there. Anyway, so. And before we talk
about the movie, because I really loved the movie
and hopefully you love it too, have you been
watching the Olympics? I have. And what do you think about
all the American ice skaters? Wow. I’m so glad I’m not
competing against them now. Really? What’s changed? Well, the point system
and everything else. And I was always about doing
the triple axle or the triple triple. And nowadays, you can
do the triple triple and still get the
same points as you can when you do the triple axle. So why do the triple axle? Right. OK. And you were the first woman
to do the triple axle, right? American woman, yes. OK. American woman. And when that happened for
you, do you remember that day and do you remember
the feeling you had? Oh yes. I was like, “Yes, I did it. I did it.” See, I competed for me, but
I performed for the people. Right. So because even
in the movie like, Margot Robbie who
produced the movie and is in the movie
who’s fantastic as you, she said that they
couldn’t even get a double to do the triple axle because
no one was willing to risk it before the Olympics,
because that’s how scary and how hard it is. So it’s a difficult thing. It’s 3 and 1/2 revolutions
instead of being three. Yeah. All of it seems hard to me. Like every single thing
I see looks really hard. So you participated in it–
when these were two years apart at the time. In ’92 and ’94. And you look back, and
especially taking everything into consideration of
what happened with you, what are your memories of that? Being there for the
first time and stepping on the ice for the practice
sessions you’re going, “Holy crap. Oh my God, this
is the Olympics.” Then you have to remember that
you need to bring yourself back down to a level that this
is just another competition. So then you’re like that
for a bit and then you start looking around again
and you’re like, “Holy crap. This is the Olympics. I made it.” Yeah. So you were in the
Olympics and now you have this amazing
movie, and what are your thoughts about the movie? The movie was fantastic. Everyone did such a great job. Margot putting
out so much effort to learn how to do the jumps and
to learn my backwoods hick girl kind of attitude and everything. And Allison totally blew
it out of the water. Allison Janey is
brilliant in this film. Brilliant. Brilliant. I mean like, that was my mother. [CLAPPING] So really– I mean,
I say she’s brilliant and it’s also sad because
that really was your mother. So how did you go
out there and perform when you had that kind
of energy coming at you? When someone tells you that
you’re fat, you’re ugly, you’re never going to
amount to anything, it makes you want to
overcome that and be the best that you can be. Prove her wrong. Absolutely. Yes. And boy did you. I did. I may have waitressed a
little bit at everything, but I didn’t want
to be like her. I wanted to go out and do
something more for myself. Right. But I was very excited
that I achieved something in my life that meant something. And then with the new
movie, it actually made my life feel like
it was worth something. Yeah. Well first of all,
I should say– and I hope you take this in,
you made something of yourself no matter what happens and if
this movie hadn’t been made. I’m glad it was made because
I walk away from that going, I know you knew
something was happening, but you had no idea what
they were going to do. And that’s what I
got from the movie. And then you go to
the Olympics and then everybody had an
opinion about you. They did. And now I look back and I’m
just glad that my life can help other people. Realize, “You know what? You are beautiful inside.” No matter what
anybody else says, love yourself because
that’s all that matters. Yeah. That is all that matters. Everybody else can
just kind of, you know. And you sure are
beautiful inside. All right. [CLAPPING]

Tonya Harding Is Glad She Isn’t Competing Against Current Olympians
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100 thoughts on “Tonya Harding Is Glad She Isn’t Competing Against Current Olympians

  • September 22, 2018 at 12:31 am
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    Just a quick check shows that the triple axel still gives you more points than any other triple jump… what she talking about? Anyone in the know in skating?

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  • September 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm
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    glad to see her now. I was afraid if she had gotten to stressed and unhealthy but here she is appearing good

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  • September 29, 2018 at 10:15 am
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    If it hadn't been for the movie, Ellen wouldn't have had Tonya on her show. $$$$$$

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  • October 6, 2018 at 11:17 pm
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    Backwards hick girl attitude!! Don’t put yourself down, you are an honest and not pretentious in anyway. Well done and good luck.

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  • October 7, 2018 at 2:51 pm
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    Wow the first thought that came to mind after watching this was what a gorgeous person. Other adjectives come to mind like resilient and strong and brave.

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  • October 9, 2018 at 2:51 am
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    Tonya is basically – if you can't do it with love, do it out of spite <3

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  • October 12, 2018 at 1:26 pm
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    Love her on Worlds dumbest 🤣🤣really funny gal

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  • October 13, 2018 at 7:00 am
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    Two things: one, y'all keep saying she's still evil for what she "did" etc but you forget that she was a young girl who was broken, and skating was the only thing she had. Maybe she knew they were gonna do something, maybe she knew what it was, but this wasn't a person in a normal situation, even. All she ever knew was violence and hardship. It's so easy to see that she was better and more powerful than the other skaters and she still was undervalued. And, I mean, you learn right and wrong from your parents, right? What had she ever learned? Her life was twisted. She always had to be aggressive to get what she wanted. And I'm not saying it excuses what she maybe did, but it certainly explains it. And two, seeing her Average Andy bit – she's still got it!

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  • October 14, 2018 at 4:26 am
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    She excells at deception. She is not a good person, and she does not own up to her wrongdoings, which i find far more infuriating then the wrondoings themselves.

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  • October 14, 2018 at 8:46 am
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    She should be allowed to coach and lift the ban

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  • October 16, 2018 at 2:35 am
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    She's a villain
    throwing her mum and her husband under the bus makes me hate her more. Seriously, who blames all their problems on their mum. Her mum raised her to be one of the top figure skaters in the world. – how is this bad parenting?
    Neither her mum or her husband forced her to cheat, that decision was planned by her.

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  • October 17, 2018 at 2:54 pm
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    Tonya was right. She should have been judged on her skill, not her background.
    Tonya was a powerful skater.

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  • October 17, 2018 at 4:18 pm
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    I actually thought Tonya had better skating skills than Nancy. I like both women, but Nancy has always had a cold feeling about her. This attitude makes anyone not really care for her. This attitude also contributes to her winning silver rather than gold in 94. The signature spiral and the Vera Wang costumes only go so far.

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  • October 21, 2018 at 9:22 am
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    The sentence she got from the judge was just totally unfair. She had nothing to do with the plot and was a real athlete who would not do that to her competitor. She deserved much better!

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  • October 25, 2018 at 12:09 am
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    She thick

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  • October 26, 2018 at 6:28 pm
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    "Love yourself". That's right <3

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  • October 27, 2018 at 9:57 am
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    This woman is amaizing so beatiful respect for tonya

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  • November 2, 2018 at 11:05 am
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    Still I think it’s very rude she didn’t show compassion for the other injured skater….

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  • November 3, 2018 at 7:28 am
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    I think the punishment didn't fit the crime in her case. She was incredibly talented but coming from the life situation as hers, it is extremely hard to break through.

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  • November 5, 2018 at 12:29 am
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    It's amazing to have a movie about your life story while you are alive, Because most of the personalities were dead when they made movies about them.

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  • November 10, 2018 at 6:29 pm
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    Тоню Хардинг и Харви Вайнштейна надо пригласить ведущими на Российское телевидение. Вот будет весело.

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  • November 11, 2018 at 9:23 pm
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    Tonya is beautiful. I'm happy to see her shining, she has so much inner energy! I'm here right after the movie. I wanted to see real Tonya. And she is such a sharing person, open, really appreciate her. Love from Lithuania.

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  • November 14, 2018 at 9:50 pm
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    Greatings from Poland for you Tonya

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  • November 18, 2018 at 3:40 am
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    One if the greatest female athletes of all time, dragged through the mud because of her tragic life decisions.  Which she couldn't avoid because no one in the skating world would come out to bat for her.  As revolutionary as Serena Williams.  Tragic.

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  • November 21, 2018 at 4:00 am
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    she's a skater not a hater

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  • November 29, 2018 at 5:31 am
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    Those of us who knew her in the 90s know this movie was absolute garbage. The comments are actually pretty funny. People believing they know a person from a movie portrayal. Tonya was nothing more than an opportunist and a user. Sorry folks believe what you want to believe I guess.

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  • December 2, 2018 at 2:25 pm
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    I normally don't watch Ellen, I was wondering if she ever had Nancy Kerrigan on her show?

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  • December 5, 2018 at 5:26 am
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    Beat the competition

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  • December 8, 2018 at 12:53 am
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    She is very humble. That moment when she humbly corrected "American" first american to do the triple axle, it just shows she isn't that arrogant to claim THAT SHE IS ONLY the first (tho I dont know if there are others who'd done that too). Like she acknowledges that someone out theiright have done it first than her. She's an inspiration

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  • December 8, 2018 at 9:40 pm
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    Love others not just yourself this is the self centred liberal opinion and no wonder the world;d is divided these narcissists are what is wrong in the world eg shallow selfish Hollywood!

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  • December 10, 2018 at 1:16 pm
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    You are loved Tonya

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  • December 12, 2018 at 7:29 pm
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    Wow. Nancy Kerrigan disliked this video 732 times.

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  • December 12, 2018 at 7:53 pm
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    This is breaking my heart

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  • December 15, 2018 at 1:40 am
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    Even if she did have involvement in the attack , she’s such a sweetheart and adore her . Nancy is a brat

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  • December 16, 2018 at 1:48 pm
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    She seems like a shady mothefucker

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  • December 27, 2018 at 11:11 am
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    Tonya has very expressive hand gestures.

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  • January 1, 2019 at 8:46 am
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    She should start teaching, and eventually, coaching. Time to forgive her and move on.

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  • January 6, 2019 at 8:39 am
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    She lives in and grew up in my area and nobody here likes her plus she's a hunter and super conservative.

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  • January 7, 2019 at 6:30 am
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    Yeah, it would be harder for her to take a baseball bat to ALL the competitors she'd have now.

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  • January 8, 2019 at 5:19 am
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    Tonya you're a LEGEND! I love you story, you keep inspiring people around the world. You're a CHAMPION!

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  • January 8, 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    Nancy is a boring skater Tonya is awesome! Watched her 1994 video here on youtube i could tell the difference…

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  • January 9, 2019 at 2:13 pm
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    She deserve the gold medal

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  • January 10, 2019 at 3:49 am
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    She's charming.

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  • January 10, 2019 at 4:02 am
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    She always makes me weak in the knees

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  • January 11, 2019 at 10:40 pm
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    AUSKA AUSKA AUSKA

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  • January 11, 2019 at 10:41 pm
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    You support someone who tries people to break peoples ankles like auska

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  • January 18, 2019 at 12:33 pm
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    No matter ppl said about her so badly. She always be my inspiration when I get rough day.

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  • January 22, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    The law shouldn't be able to ban her from skating. It was what she love to do and not illegal. That's cruel and inhumane.

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  • January 29, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    Tonya who attacked nancy kerrigan? Or her ex husband something like that?

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  • February 1, 2019 at 7:18 am
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    Im so glad she still skates

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  • February 4, 2019 at 6:55 pm
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    She looks so sweet

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  • February 9, 2019 at 2:41 am
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    Everybody on here saying Tonya is nice and she is this and that…this woman is a demon..ppl just defending her because she is white…

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  • February 15, 2019 at 9:50 pm
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    What's wrong about her mother? She motivated her! She would nor had achieved anything without her…

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  • February 17, 2019 at 5:35 am
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    She so knew what they were gonna do

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  • February 17, 2019 at 4:23 pm
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    I like TONYA she is tough women!

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  • February 18, 2019 at 3:50 am
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    Yuzuru Hanyu…

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  • February 20, 2019 at 3:50 pm
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    She's so nice reminds me of my friend💜

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  • February 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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    I TONYA,,,,,,,,,fantastic movie 🎥👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • February 28, 2019 at 10:30 pm
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    Historical revisionism. She's a better liar than she used to be. I wonder if she'll run for office someday.

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  • March 6, 2019 at 2:04 am
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    she looks so young

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  • March 10, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    she was a vile individual

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  • March 16, 2019 at 5:03 am
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    This is what's wrong with America everybody is a victim. Not accountable for their action. America the disease

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  • March 16, 2019 at 10:57 pm
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    she's so sweet

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  • March 22, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    Ok yeah now this is the new low! Now she has started to invite the criminals on the show? Ain't they already famous in their own way?

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  • March 25, 2019 at 7:05 am
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    Lol that little job.. “well you sure are beautiful..inside”

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  • March 25, 2019 at 4:01 pm
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    The movie was hilarious and eye opening. I always thought Tonya attacked Nancy.

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  • March 28, 2019 at 3:21 am
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    Ellen is trash lol

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  • April 5, 2019 at 1:05 am
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    Tonya Harding = 🖕💩👎

    LaVona Golden = 👍💎🤘

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  • April 5, 2019 at 5:43 pm
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    🙁 ım sorry tonya

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  • April 16, 2019 at 9:15 pm
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    Tonya, we love You so much.
    So natural, so strong and at same time so sad …
    And YOU are the best ever !!

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  • April 23, 2019 at 2:12 pm
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    She is an absolute inspiration. Just amazing.

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  • April 27, 2019 at 2:36 pm
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    Is it me or does Tonya looks like a version of Amy adams

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  • April 29, 2019 at 6:29 pm
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    Where’s Nancy?

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  • May 1, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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    I,hire hit men to injure my opponents

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  • May 24, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    Brilliant movie!

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  • May 27, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    Got sad after seeing Tonya, bcoz of her abusive parent, she became white trash ruff and tuff. She never got proper brought up. Her abusive husband. Ruined her life completely. She may be top most famous figure skater, if she got proper education, parenting, economic background. Felt pity for real Tonya. Whatever talent, you need discipline lifestyle, parenting, background, education, moral support, motivation. Then only reach the success. I quoted, the well built super sassy guitar, for some unknown value, just thrown into garbage.

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  • May 27, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    Real Tonya is more beautiful than Margot Robbie in younger

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  • May 27, 2019 at 7:51 pm
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    Even though she failed in skating. But she did various nerve wracking sports. She is really true grit

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  • May 30, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    She looks gorgeous!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Always was a fan of Tonya even when the media was so harsh. So good to see her happy and living a normal life now

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  • June 14, 2019 at 5:35 pm
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    She deserved better!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    Be care full she is a lier

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  • June 24, 2019 at 11:07 am
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    She is really inspiring <3

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  • June 25, 2019 at 3:04 am
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    Sorry to hear about your sad story tanya god bless you always😘

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  • July 4, 2019 at 6:48 am
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    I feel like Amy Adams would've fit the role better than Margot Robbie.

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  • July 7, 2019 at 2:33 pm
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    is she the one that hired people and her husband to attack another skater….or her husband hired people to attack the skater…withoug her knowing ?….just a question cuz im lost

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  • July 9, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    She looks like Amy Adams

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  • July 12, 2019 at 2:19 am
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    One of my friends went horseback ridding with her after it all went down and she was so kind i guess. Never met her but heard she was very greatful and clearly someone who was trapped and couldnt find her way out alone…

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  • July 12, 2019 at 11:49 pm
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    She is so down to earth.

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  • July 18, 2019 at 3:17 pm
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    I LOVE I, TONYA

    WHEN IS THERE GOING TO BE I, ELLEN

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  • July 19, 2019 at 7:05 pm
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    There’s a reason nobody’s making a movie called “I, Nancy.”

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  • July 23, 2019 at 3:20 am
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    Love Tonya . A strong woman right there !

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  • July 25, 2019 at 5:29 am
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    She's such an inspiration, tbh

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  • July 27, 2019 at 7:07 am
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    No matter what she is an exceptionally talented skater. Life and emotions are something else. I hope she is happy and good

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  • August 4, 2019 at 10:06 pm
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    She’s AMAZING 😁😁

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  • August 12, 2019 at 6:06 pm
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    Midori Ito was the first woman ever to land a triple axel in competition. Her triple axels were phenomenal. No one jumped like Midori. But Tonya landed the first triple axel for an American. Tonya had explosive jumps too, but her jumps didn’t have the same “floating height” like Midori’s. Ito’s jumps seemed to hover in the air.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 3:54 am
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    I just love her.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 11:13 pm
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    I can not stand tonya Harding get what you get !!!

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  • August 25, 2019 at 12:12 am
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    American justice system isn't for Bush!!!

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