As it turns out, Maksim Chmerkovskiy wasn’t the only one miffed at the judges on Dancing With The Stars last night. Apparently Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer were also offended — but for different reasons.
After performing their Tango, judge Bruno Tonioli had some rather unflattering comments for the author. Bruno said, “It was like watching a cute little penguin try to be a big, menacing bird of prey. It has to be menacing, dark, dangerous, hypnotic…like a panther stalking.”
After the show, Chaz said, “I always go out there and give my best and I feel like I’ve improved week to week and I don’t feel like this week was any different.”
His partner Lacey said, “They called you an animal. They said you have a bad personality. I think it’s fair to say he’s not a favorite.”
Chaz said, “I’ve been called an Ewok, a cute and cuddly bear, now tonight a penguin. It’s disrespectful to me.”
Lacey said, “It’s rude and unnecessary, and as his friend I’m embarrassed. We are both anti-bullying…And having the judge refer to him as animals or dis his personality, it’s unnecessary. It’s rude and it’s going back on everything that people are trying to fix. It’s disappointing that it has to be here and it has to be one of my friends.”
She added, “I cried today because I was so hurt, and I was so embarrassed that they had said that. I’m glad that Maks stood up, because I was about to jump on that table and rip their heads off.”
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