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Johnny Weir Calls Out the 'Glamorization' of Tonya Harding

Johnny Weir Calls Out the 'Glamorization' of Tonya Harding

Johnny Weir is not happy with the way Tonya Harding is being portrayed in the media.

The 33-year-old two-time Olympian ice skater spoke out about what he considers “glamorization of a villain” on social media on Tuesday (January 9).

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“I am so over the glamorization of a villain simply because she was born on the ‘wrong side of the tracks,’” he wrote.

“While her upbringing may have been tragic, athletes come from all walks of life and succeed based on merit, not assault. I won’t applaud her and I stand for Nancy [Kerrigan],” he wrote.

See Johnny‘s tweet below.

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  • ali

    fucking thank you!

  • Ash

    Finally someone with common sense.

  • tom

    Thank you so much Johnny, you’re the man

  • mxxm

    Thank you 👏👏👏👏

  • Just Saying

    I, Tonya was good though xD

  • Robert


  • Hattie McDish

    Yeah that. Everyone is raving about this film. I refuse to see it. I don’t feel sorry for Tonya. She exercised her free will. Nobody forced her into this violent aggression toward Nancy. Meanwhile, movie execs making millions off this story of a vicious jealous loser.

  • Nosy Parker Posie

    He pretty much said it all. I wonder if she actually thought she would get sympathy from people with this?

  • 777

    About damn time

  • rubie

    Her being the villain is simply your point of view and opinion, were you there? did you witness all with your own eyes? If not please be quiet and allow people to form their own opinions..

  • Nurse Shadie

    Just because a movie was made about doesn’t mean it’s a celebration. The movie just gives an idea of why things turned out the way they did and even in some ways makes fun her. Also in a lot of the interviews she’s been doing the press hasn’t gone easy on their questions, so to say she is being glamorized is a stretching too far, sure a little more sympathetic.

  • Lucas

    I agree with him. I do think she has an interesting story to tell, but she has been glamorized in the process.

  • Gina

    Thank you! She doesn’t deserve the magazine covers, red carpet appearances, or prime time interviews. She’s gross.

  • Amairany

    Someone had to say it.

  • Janice Little

    Tonya will kick his ass! This is why you know he isn’t a woman. He should keep his dumb mouth shut.