Well no, there's not big backlash, the show goes on, and it doesn't care, treating decent hardworking guys like roadkill, but I refuse to watch it anymore. I should have learned my lesson with the Gilles fiasco, but this is just the lowest imaginable. That's the only way I can say with certainty that this isn't right.
Good guys who take pride in their professional accomplishments do not deserve ridicule from a pipsqueek like Tonioli. Too bad Mark wasn't such a gentleman, I would have loved to have seen him open up a can of whoopas on his behind.
At least Maks had the balls to say it:
Dancing's Maks: Judges Need to Stop Their Antics - Celebrity Blogs | TVGuide.com
I enjoyed Mark and Anna's routine. I feel for Mark so much. He got crucified and did not deserve it. He took it like a champ though. Mark is an amazing person, the truest gentleman. He will ever pass by without a hello, never miss a hand, never miss a smile. But he's also a great dancer with a lot of potential. The routine wasn't perfect, but he had hip action, bounce action, a lot of material and a crazy, gravity-defying flip. To give him a 6? Are you crazy? Once again, I thought the comments were so rude. Kung Fu Panda doing samba on the Planet of the Apes? Really Bruno? We all like to have fun, but the judges were having too much "fun" there. People put their lives on hold to do the show and you don't treat them like that