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Actress misguided in coming to Tonya Harding’s defense

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Actress Allison Janney presents us her ideas on Tonya Harding at the 2018 Golden Globes.
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Allison Janney gained a Golden Globe on Sunday night for her portrayal of Tonya Harding’s mother in the new movie, I, Tonya.

She also spent a good quantity of time at the Globes seeking to rewrite Tonya’s biographical background.

“She was not embraced for her individuality sufficient,” Janney instructed United states of america Right now in a purple-carpet interview. “I don’t feel the determine skating globe embraced her or desired her to succeed since they did not feel she represented the kind of woman they desired to stand for the determine skating community, that they desired to stand for America.”

Janney may possibly want to get a appear at U.S. and Olympic determine skating records in advance of she says as well much much more.

Whilst Harding was a rough-all over-the-edges athlete in a activity in which most toed the line in the 1990s, she nonetheless was offered option after option to stand for the United States all over the globe.

She is the rare determine skater to be sent to not a single, but two Olympic Video games — the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France, adopted by the 1994 Video games in Lillehammer, Norway. In both of those cases, U.S. Determine Skating and U.S. skating judges made those people decisions, and most assuredly desired Harding to succeed.

Unfortunately, Harding arrived at both of those Olympic Video games out of form and unprepared, finishing fourth and eighth, respectively. It was she who squandered the options she was offered to get two Olympic medals.

The winner of two nationwide titles (a single was afterwards taken absent since of her role in the assault on Nancy Kerrigan), Harding also was sent by U.S. Determine Skating to two globe championships, where by she concluded next and sixth.

It seems that in seeking to encourage a movie, Janney has not let the facts get in the way of a very good story.

Meanwhile, in an ironic twist, Janney chose to heap praise on Harding on a night in which Hollywood focused on the #MeToo campaign and assaults and assaults on women — even as Harding herself pled responsible to the felony of conspiracy to hinder the prosecution in the Kerrigan assault, attained information and facts on Kerrigan’s education internet site that was offered to the person who ultimately attacked Kerrigan and admitted to ABC Information that she read her live-in ex-partner and his good friends talking about the assault.

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