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Dancing with the Stars Fans are Disgusted Over Casting of Tonya Harding

Dancing with the Stars announced its full cast for Season 26 on Good Morning America today.

A shortened season, upcoming episodes will feature 10 past and present athletes competing for the Mirrorball Trophy, with participants including:

The NBA’s all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The most famous women’s softball pitcher in history, Jennie Finch.

And Tonya Harding.

Yes, that Tonya Harding.

The very same Tonya Harding whose ex-husband confessed in 1994 to having masterminded an assault of Harding’s chief figure skating rival at the time, Nancy Kerrigan.

You can go look it up if you somehow aren’t familiar with this scandal:

Harding is VERY strongly believed to at the very least been aware of a plan to break Kerrigan’s kneecap just weeks prior to the Winter Olympics.

The former figure skater recently came out and admitted as much.

Despite Harding likely having played a role in severely injuring Kerrigan, and despite Harding showing absolutely no remorse in the years since, she has somehow been celebrated of late.

Heck, the disgraced ex-sports star even attended the Golden Globe Awards in January because a movie based on her life was nominated for Best Picture.

Fast forward a few months and Harding will now be placed in the spotlight on Dancing with the Stars.

She’ll be given a platform to resurrect her image… just one year after the show cast Kerrigan as a contestant!

We can’t imagine how Nancy must be feeling right about now, but we need not use our imagination when it comes to Twitter.

As you’re about to see below, social media users are aghast over ABC’s decision to team up with a basic criminal such as Harding.

“Have people forgotten what Tonya Harding did to Nancy Kerrigan? Why is she being celebrated and part of this show? I don’t get it. #DWTS,” wrote one disgruntled individual, while another added:

“I won’t be watching DWTS this season, I have no use for Tonya Harding who has no right being showcased anywhere other than in a jail cell.”

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Shortly after the Kerrigan assault took place, Harding received three years probation and was sentenced to 500 hours of community service.

She was also assessed a $ 160,000 fine.

Three years later, she was banned for life by the U.S. Figure Skating Figure Skating Association from all sanctioned events for her involvement in the scandal.

What has she done to her a second shot at fame and fortune?

She sat back while a studio made a movie about her.

Truly, that’s all that has happened in the decades since.

This really is pretty disgusting.

Where do YOU stand on Tonya Harding going Dancing with the Stars?

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Dancing with the Stars Athletes Season: Cast Revealed!

It seems like an athlete wins nearly every season of Dancing with the Stars, doesn't it?

Looking ahead to Season 26, however, we can say with absolute certainty:

An athlete WILL win Dancing with the Stars.

This is because the ABC competition will air a special four-week event in which only current and former athletes compete.

Pretty cool concept, right?

With the exception of the inclusion of a certain disgraced figure skater who almost definitely played a role in assaulting her main rival at the Olympics back in the 1990s.

Who are we talking about?

Who are the players set to take Dancing with the Stars field next season? Scroll down. Find out!

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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The NBA’s all-time leading scorer will be paid with Lindsay Arnold as he attempts to dunk all over the competition.

2. Johnny Damon

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Teamed with Emma Slater, the speedy ex-centerfielder will hope to run (and dance!) circles around all his ballroom foes.

3. Tonya Harding

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Tonya Harding is going from the ice to the dance floor… and all other athletes would be well served to don knee braces all season long.

4. Adam Rippon

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Adam Rippon will partner with Jenna Johnson as one of the only ice skater on Season 26 who did NOT try to take out a rival via physical assault.

5. Josh Norman

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The NFL cornerback will have Sharna Burgess by his side when he tries to intercept the chances of anyone else to win this season.

6. Mirai Nagasu

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We know Mirai Nagasu can do a triple lutz. But will she and Allen Bersten twirl their way to the Mirrorball Trophy?

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Tonya Harding, Adam Rippon Join Dancing With The Stars’ All-Athlete Season!

Watch out for your kneecaps! (Kidding!) 

Tonya Harding will be on the new season of Dancing With The Stars.

Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson and Olympic figureskater and media darling Adam Rippon will also be joining the cast.

The finale of Dancing With The Stars was last November, and it’s about time that the world learns who’ll be starring on this next season.

Well, Us Weekly reports that Tonya Harding will be one of the “stars” who will be dancing.

Harding was infamous in the ’90s after her ex-husband … who was also her bodyguard … orchestrated a “hit” on Nancy Kerrigan, designed to injure Harding’s rival so that she could not compete.

Harding did not order it herself, and complains that she has been unfairly condemned for it. But she did admit to knowing about the attack before it happened.

It’s worth noting that Kerrigan has competed on Dancing With The Stars before, during season 24.

This will be the dance competition’s first-ever all-athletes season, so this controversial Olympian won’t be alone.

Olympian Adam Rippon made headlines earlier this year over his back-and-forth conflict with Vice President Mike Pence.

Rippon is openly gay, Pence is notorious for holding extremely anti-gay views.

Donald Trump himself has reportedly joked that Pence would prefer to see gay Americans be executed by hanging.

And Pence’s history of espousing extremely conservative views and carrying those beliefs into government speaks for itself.

Rippon, however, turns out to be a media darling, adored by American fans for his unbridled honesty and his sense of humor.

He’ll make a great addition to this upcoming season.

As one of the best figureskaters on the planet, he’ll also be one hell of a dancer.

Jamie Anderson will also be on Dancing With The Stars.

She is an extraordinarily talented snowboarder.

Anderson is one of the top slopestyle riders in the world, and demonstrated this at the Sochii Winter Olympics in 2014 and in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018.

With four gold medals, five silver medals, and two bronze medals, she’s proven that she’s devastating in the snow.

But how will that translate to dance?

We’ll just have to wait and see.

Tonya Harding reentered the spotlight recently with the Oscar-nominated film, I, Tonya.

It appears that she hopes that this film can be part of her redemption in the eyes of the public.

“The media had me convicted of doing something wrong before I had even done anything at all,” she lamented last December. “I’m always the bad person.”

Honestly, she hasn’t always done herself that many favors, as she has sometimes taken odd stances in interviews over the years.

It will be interesting to see how well she takes the inevitable jokes at her expense when she appears on Dancing With The Stars.

To be clear, ABC has yet to officially confirm that Harding, Rippon, and Anderson will be on this season.

They’ll announce the full list of “stars” on Friday, April 13th, on Good Morning America.

Considering how interesting these three names are, we have to wonder who else will be among their competition.

And, for that matter, who their dance partners will be.

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Giants’ D.J. Fluker: Odell Beckham Jr. Looked Injury Free at ‘Dirty Dancing’ Shoot

Great news for Giants fans – Odell Beckham Jr. was back to his springy self at the NY Giants’ “Dirty Dancing” commercial shoot … just a few months after his horrific ankle injury. How do we know? TMZ Sports spoke with Giants lineman D.J.…

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Scott Disick: Watch Sofia Richie Dancing in Her Underwear!

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie are still together, folks. And they're looking positively domestic.

The self-described Lord filmed a video of Sofia dancing in panties in his kitchen, as you'll see below. And she's dancing to her dad's music, which adds a whole other complicated layer to this.

You'll have to decide — is the video fun and festive and playful, or is it creepy?

Your opinion of the video will probably be based on what you think of Scott Disick himself.

Is Scott Disick a creepy older man taking advantage of a teenager … or is he just living out the fantasy of most straight men?

Or, quite frankly, is it both?

(It might be both)

We've heard that Lionel Richie hopes that Sofia and Scott split, so we know what side her dad takes in all of this.

Let's just hope that he misses this particular video.

There's no questioning that Sofia Richie looks gorgeous.

She's a 19-year-old model.

Also, she's dancing around in a santa top and she's not wearing any pants. But hey, a red top and white panties makes for a festive Christmas color scheme, right?

Scott Disick might be genuinely in love with Sofia … or she might unwittingly be some sort of revenge for Kourtney finding happiness with Younes Bendjima.

In the first part of this video, which Scott decided to share with the world, he appears to be tossing ice cubes, which Sofia is catching and tossing into the sink.

They're just goofily messing around. If you forget about their huge age gap or how Scott spent most of 2017 before settling on Sofia, you'd think that it's just a cute video of a girlfriend and boyfriend.

Which is what it is. It's just that the girlfriend is 19 and the boyfriend is 34.

If you don't feel like doing math, 19 x 2 is 38, which means that Sofia is literally half the age of Scott's ex and baby mama, Kourtney Kardashian.

At the same time, though, Sofia's an adult. Are critics of the relationship infantalizing an adult woman who can make her own decisions?

It's the second part of the video — where the dancing puts her panties on full display for the camera and therefore for Scott's many, many followers — that really has people talking.

Sofia's dancing looks great, don't get us wrong. And she has very muscular legs.

But she's dancing to her dad's music — when Lionel Richie is scared to death by her current relationship.

A little awkward, even if she claims that her dad totally supports her relationship choices.

The creepiness level — Scott filming a teenager's sexy dance while her father's voice sings — may be more unnerving than their age gap, quite frankly.

Scott Disick is a complicated man. More complicated than you'd imagine for a dude who drank and banged his way through 2017 in order to try to get over a breakup.

And Sofia, despite her youth, is an adult. She has actual thoughts and feelings and desires of her own, and perhaps shouldn't be reduced to "Scott Disick's hapless girl-toy."

When you watch this video below, which version of their relationship do you see?

A cute couple celebrating the holidays or a man showing off his nubile young conquest, flaunting her in the faces of everyone he dislikes?

And, again, might it be both?

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