Michael Bolton might as well stop waiting for an apology from Dancing With The Stars Judge Bruno Tonioli. As far as Michael’s request that Bruno be reprimanded, that’s about as dead in the water as Bolton’s jive was, the furor which caused the fallout in the first place.
Read more about the feud between Bruno and Bolton.
Dancing With The Stars producers have issued a statement this afternoon (September 29) and defend their judge stating:
“Bruno’s role as a judge is to give his honest opinions on the quality of the dances he’s judging, which is what he did in this case.”
Further, the producers said, “While we respect the feelings of our celebrities and dancers, we don’t feel Bruno should be expected to apologize for doing his job.”
Many are divided on this issue and according to People who took a poll, 40% backed Tonioli saying he simply was giving his “professional opinion” while 60% said his comments were out of hand.