Looks like Maksim Chmerkovskiy isn’t the only dancer on Dancing With the Stars to feel frustration with the judges this season.
Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer still had a few choice words of their own to share with us after the show, and you won’t believe what message Chaz’s mom, Cher, had for the judges…
“We were upset, not with the scores but with the comments toward me personally,” Chaz told us after he got eliminated tonight, referring to Bruno Tonioli’s likening Chaz to a cute, fluffy penguin. “We thought we did a good job [last night].”
“The judges always have a favorite or two,” Lacey lamented. “We are just not that couple this season.”
So what went wrong? Why did the judges feel compelled to get personal? Chaz said only that he knows that their commentary certainly can affect the voting, and Lacey agreed.
“For Middle America who knows nothing about ballroom dancing,” she explained, “they look at these three judges and think they know everything there is to know about ballroom dancing. And when they make comments like that, it does influence how people will vote or support or view the show.”
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Chaz Bono has spoken out for the first time about the criticism he has received since signing up for the 13th season of hit Abc show Dancing With The Stars.
“It’s made me realize I’m really glad I’m doing this, because America really needs to see this” he said according to Abc news. The transgender activist has been partnered with female professional dancer Lacey Schwimmer and has attracted criticism from fans and media groups with more traditional views. The 42-year-old has published a book called Transition which speaks about his experiences and believes his appearance on the show will help raise awareness of transgender issues “You know, it just kind of shows why for me it’s important to be on the show, because so little still is known about what it means to be transgender,” adding “there’s so many just completely inaccurate stereotypes and thoughts that people have.” The 13th season of Dancing With The Stars will see a variety of celebrities competing for the Mirror Ball trophy including actor David Arquette and Nba star Ron Artest.