It appears Tonya Harding is trying to steal the spotlight from Nancy Kerrigan again. Not that Nancy was trying to garner any media attention this time…
I’ve never really been a fan of Tonya Harding. But now she is trying to offer her condolences to her former ice skating rival whose father just passed away. It just reeks of a media publicity stunt.
The statement from a Tonya Harding representative: “Tonya feels very sad for Nancy and her family and extends her deepest sympathy and condolences to them. Tonya’s beloved dad, Al Harding, passed away this April, so she understands the grief Nancy and her family are feeling at this time.”
Seriously, she still has a rep? To me, her statement sounds more like “Nancy Kerrigan’s dad just died and it is all over the news? Hey, MY dad died last April and it was hardly covered by the media… What about ME? Who is sorry for ME?”
We all feel sorry for you Tonya, trust me…
The notorious feud between Hardin and Kerrigan climaxed in 1994 when a hit man, allegedly hired by Harding’s ex-husband, took a lead pipe similar to a telescopic steel baton to Kerrigan’s knee before a U.S. championship. “Why, Why??”
Of course Harding denied involvement in the plot and expressed disgust towards the attack. Which didn’t help her mediocre career anyways, she was always in the shadow of the stellar Kerrigan. So again, Kerrigan is in the news and Harding is trying to grab some of the spotlight she doesn’t deserve off of Nancy’s coat tails…
So she’s “reaching out” to her former arch-rival to express her deepest sympathy after the tragic death Daniel Kerrigan? I’m not buying it.
Nancy’s brother, Mark Kerrigan, allegedly assaulted his 70-year-old father moments before he died at the family’s home in Massachusetts.
Mark Kerrigan, 45, was arrested and has since pleaded not guilty to the assault.
At least this time Tonya’s publicity stunt didn’t involve a 3rd party with a weapon.
Be Safe, Be Prepared.
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