After hearing the hubbub and “boo hoo” of Michael Bolton, another Dancing with the Stars member is complaining about his early demise on the show.
If you remember, Michael Bolton was told by Bruno Tonioli, the most vibrant and flamboyant member of the judging panel, basically that he stunk. Subsequently, Bruno gave him a score of 3 out of 10 points. Bolton was not voted to stay on the show the next night so therefore he felt slighted by Tonioli, who, to be honest, was only telling the truth. I say, suck it up Bolton, you were TERRIBLE, and America (not only Tonioli) agreed because they did not vote to keep you on the show.
Comedienne Margaret Cho was a mediocre dancer, who, however, was getting her sea legs on the show. When she and partner Louis Van Amstel were voted off, it seemed too early, but that is the luck of the draw. Maybe her fan base is not as big as Kurt Warner’s. Maybe her skill can’t compare with Audrina Patridge. Who knows, She didn’t get the votes, so her time on the show was over. And in response, she was dignified and beautiful when asked if she was sad to leave.
Van Amstel, however, is crying “gay.” They wore bright, rainbow colors as costumes for their last dance, and personally knowing that Cho, who has not been shy about it in recent, is gay (and Van Amstel), I figured this was their tribute to being out there and proud. I thought great, now let’s see if she can dance.
When their dance was over that night, the judges made comments about the rainbow and gay pride and the “show going gay,” and Van Amstel thinks that is why they did not get enough votes to stay.
Apparently, Van Amstel had a “breakdown” the next day over it. He complained that the “gay” message was not their intention. It was about all of Cho’s painful experiences and how she has overcome them. I am assuming, for her, coming out as a lesbian was one of them.
I don’ think that’s why they lost, and hearing about stars or dancers boo-hooing about when they get voted off is ridiculous. It is all part of the show. No one wants to get voted off early, however, it happens and that’s what they all signed up for.
I say, suck it up! And enjoy!