At the parade, Kerrigan was overheard telling Mickey Mouse, “This is dumb, I hate it. This is probably the most stupid thing I’ve done. Afterward, she insisted that wearing her medal was not necessary. She also said that Mickey and Disney were the best.

Her SNLThis was her first appearance. However, in retrospect she is just as great as the many male athletes who’ve been given the job over the years. Critics didn’t like her reaction to slime. Some people reexamined her tone during the Olympics, and some concluded that she didn’t seem all that friendly. Even her behavior seconds after being clubbed in the leg was subject to second-guessing.

“People made so much of it and almost complained, like why would they say that?” Kerrigan told ABC News in 2017, referring to her memorable shriek of “Why?” Her explanation was, “Well after being attacked, you don’t know how you’re going to answer.” It’s an interesting question, I believe. It’s like, “Why did that just happen?” Is this what happened? Like, why?'”

It was as if the court of public opinion was just waiting until after the Games to give Kerrigan hers, while it had taken care of Harding beforehand. Nancy Mania turned into Nancy Overload, which turned into No More Nancy.