(KBCWtv) – Former Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is competiting on the current season of Dancing with the Stars. Former teammate and 2008 DWTS Champion, Kristi Yamaguchi wished her luck via Twitter on Monday and the internet did not like it at all.
The Bay Area resident tweeted “Can’t wait to see you grace that ballroom floor,” before adding “break a leg.”READ MORE: Serinda Swan On Her Character Dr. Jenny Cooper In The CW's 'Coroner': 'The Humanity Seen In Jenny Is Really Resonating With People'
Sounds innocent enough, but given the infamous incident with fellow Team USA skater Tonya Harding, a crowbar and a guy hired by Harding’s ex-husband, you get the picture. If you didn’t, before the 1994 Winter Olympics, Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and her bodyguard hired Shane Stant to break Kerrigan’s right leg so that she wouldn’t be able to compete.
Social media quickly reacted to Yamaguchi’s wording with shocked comments and awkward memes.READ MORE: Amy Smart On 'DC's Stargirl': 'It's Pure Entertainment'
Comedian Alec Mapa responded with:
A spokeswoman for Yamaguchi released a statement that read “Kristi loves Nancy” and “no ill will was intended.”MORE NEWS: Penn Jillette On Looking Forward To Getting Back On Stage Post-COVID: 'I Love Doing Shows, It's Really Been My Whole Life'
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