Tonya Harding Advances to DWTS Finale, Fans Tweet Their Ire

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Ever since it was announced that Tonya Harding would join Dancing With The Stars to compete against other athletes, controversy has been building.

From the moment that it was announced, fans were disgusted that she was giving a shot at public redemption after the Nancy Kerrigan assault during their '90s rivalry.

Now, Tonya and her dance partner Sasha have continued to avoid elimination throughout the competition.

After their Rumba, they are advancing on to the finale.

Tonya's story -- from mourning her father to feeling that she's been unjustly blacklisted for years -- has won over some fans who are rooting for her.

Others are not won over, and they are incensed that she's made it this far. In fact, some think that the show is deliberately keeping her on in order to boost ratings.

1. Some are mad at the voters

Some are mad at the voters
Remember, Dancing With The Stars has a panel of judges, but fans and viewers also cast their votes.

2. Some people watch with their parents

Some people watch with their parents
Those who remember Tonya from the '90s may find her less sympathetic than those who are just now seeing her on television.

3. Some fans are enraged

Some fans are enraged
No, please don't time-travel back to 2002 and destroy a TV. They were so expensive back then!

4. Other fans are simply bewildered

Other fans are simply bewildered
For government or for a reality competition, democracy is one hell of a system.

5. Some think that casting her is morally irresponsible

Some think that casting her is morally irresponsible
Those who feel this way see the error being compounded with each episode that features Tonya.

6. Tonya's history is hard to forget

Tonya's history is hard to forget
Speaking of which, yes, plenty of folks have joked that Adam Rippon should be extra careful.

7. Tonya's sob story has won over some fans

Tonya's sob story has won over some fans
But not everyone pities her.

8. Now HERE's an idea

Now HERE's an idea
Nancy Kerrigan has competed on DWTS before, of course.

9. Now here's an interesting point

Now here's an interesting point
It is true that many will unconsciously label a black woman as a criminal but view a white woman as "troubled" or "complicated."

10. Someone said it again, but louder

Someone said it again, but louder
People feel very passionately about this.

11. Some folks are just plain mad

Some folks are just plain mad
You have to love the "good morning to everyone except" meme.

12. Tonya's appeal to people's sympathy backfires, at times

Tonya's appeal to people's sympathy backfires, at times
Not everyone's buying it. But some people are 100% team Tonya ...

13. But Tonya also has her defenders

But Tonya also has her defenders
They're just as passionate as her detractors.

14. This one is A Lot

This one is A Lot
Being a fan of Tonya Harding is one thing, but it sounds like this person can't stand Nancy Kerrigan. That's intense.

15. Some are in awe of Tonya's dancing

Some are in awe of Tonya's dancing
It's not ACTUALLY surprising. She's literally a world-famous figureskater.

16. Tonya and Sasha have some outspoken fans

Tonya and Sasha have some outspoken fans
Some people believe that the bad things that you (allegedly) do shouldn't be a part of your story for life. Others believe that true misdeeds are indelible.

17. Others are rehashing the entire argument

Others are rehashing the entire argument
Sometimes, we miss when tweets were limited to 140 characters.

18. And then there's the caring-is-uncool detachment

And then there's the caring-is-uncool detachment
People are allowed to care about things, for the record. Even if those things seem inconsequential.

19. Some people are really into this redemption arc

Some people are really into this redemption arc
This, folks, was the fear of people who didn't want her cast in the first place.

20. And, of course, the inevitable jokes

And, of course, the inevitable jokes
Be careful, Adam Rippon! (Kidding! ... probably)

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