Former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding attended the Golden Globes on Sunday night with the cast of I, Tonya, the popular biopic about her life. For the most part, the film paints Harding as a sympathetic character whose overbearing mother forced her into figure skating. Allison Janney won the award for best female supporting role for her portrayal of Harding's mother. The film also focuses on Harding's abusive husband, Jeff Gillooly, who was responsible for planning the attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan.
On Tuesday, Harding appeared on Good Morning Britain via satellite from her home in Portland, Oregon.
Maybe it suits you to play the victim, but the victim in all this wasn’t you, it was Nancy Kerrigan who had her Olympic dream shattered.
There was some awkward back and forth during which Harding tried to deflect the "question" and talk about how the film could help victims of abuse, but Morgan kept grilling Harding about whether or not she knew about the plan to attack Kerrigan.
Thank you so much I appreciate being on your show, but I think I’m going to have to say have a good night.
Morgan: "You're going to end the interview because I think Nancy is the victim not you?"
Harding: "You wouldn't let me finish. People don't seem to understand there was a lot I was going through. That was why I chose to do this movie."
Morgan: "You did know what they were planning didn't you?"
Harding: "No I did not know anything prior."
Morgan: "Okay we'll leave it there."
Absolutely!! I'm sure Nancy Kerrigan would disagree with Tonya too!! Tonya Harding should've just stayed in hiding. Only reason she's doing this is for the money & attention. She could die and no one would cry.— Dawny Wiggins (@TikiDawny) January 9, 2018
Right or wrong she's served her time. I think the average public doesn't really care tho. Mostly media hoopla.— Justin Stout (@TheJustinStout) January 10, 2018
i just think this is in the past and its just time to put all this in the past already its like its how many years ago— Mrs Jen koutroumpis® 🍣🍱 (@Missjen325) January 9, 2018
Absolutely! I wondered what was going through her mind on the red carpet @ The Golden Globes. Not even a bit embarrassed!! Awful!!— Maria Art (@mariaart584_art) January 9, 2018
No what I have a problem with is no one giving her a 2nd chance to do good. She was publicly demonized.— marjoriejune (@marjoriejune3) January 9, 2018
Weather directly or indirectly she played a major part in the attack on Nancy Kerrigan. 24 years later Tonya gets a biopic & now I'm supposed to feel sorry for her?! Not a chance, so what, Tonya had a crappy childhood, a lot of us did, but we don't go around attacking people.— Annette Miller (@trihardannette) January 9, 2018
This was 20+ years ago and both ladies have paid a heavy price for this incident. Move on— TJ (@kttrophydesigns) January 9, 2018
#TonyaHarding obviously did not do her research on @piersmorgan. Had she, she would’ve known he holds nothing back, calls ‘em as he sees ‘em, and doesn’t let anyone get away with anything. Piers knows what he’s doing and Tonya was delusional if she thought otherwise.— Mark J (@marjenjr) January 9, 2018