Insert skate in mouth.
Former Olympian and “Dancing with the Stars” champion Kristi Yamaguchi tweeted well wishes to to Nancy Kerrigan — a fellow ice skater who is now strutting her stuff in the dancing competition — but received backlash for her word choice.
“Can’t wait to see you grace that ballroom floor, break a leg!” Yamaguchi, 45, recently tweeted to Kerrigan.
Her good intentions got low scores with the Twitterverse, as her post was immediately associated with the infamous 1993 incident when Kerrigan’s skating rival Tonya Harding schemed with her then-husband to club Kerrigan in the back of the knee.
“That may or may not have been a good choice of words,” tweeted one user.
Another suggested she delete the post entirely: “Whyyy, whyyy, whyyy hasn’t this tweet been deleted…are you that naive?”
But Kerrigan, 47, took the message graciously by responding, “Thank you so much Kristi! I’m excited to get this started!” Kerrigan thanked the 2008 “DWTS” champ for “the advice” in a follow-up tweet. “It is definitely helping!” Kerrigan wrote.