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No Comment! Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Mural Replaces Taylor Swift

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That "R.I.P Taylor Swift" mural may now actually R.I.P., thanks to a new bit of graffiti art that's taken her spot on the Lower East Side. All those who walk by La Petite Mort are now greeted with a piece of figure skating infamy: portraits of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, emblazoned with the words, "Trust No One."

The mural is part of a group art show called "Scandal! The SPPPorts Edition," which explores how fame can affect the psyches of athletes, and naturally, references the 1994 scandal in which Tonya Harding may-or-may-not-have asked her boyfriend and bodyguard to hire someone to hit her competitor Nancy Kerrigan's knee with a nightstick. The disgraced Harding then finished eighth to Kerrigan's second in the 1994 Lillehammer Games, leading to a lifetime of public ridicule for Harding and an induction into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame for Kerrigan.

If anything good came from the incident, however, it was Tonya Harding's perfect "No Comment" sweatshirt, which she wore throughout the media frenzy and has since been recreated by a few Etsy heroes.

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