I don't think Bruno should say most of what he says. I don't like him but I also don't take him seriously. It is unfortunate that we have to watch everything we say and do b/c if it isn't PC then it hurts others feelings. But as a society we aren't respectful of others like we used to be.
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Did anyone read that Derek was "extremely surprised" by Maks outburst? Wow, didn't he forget he had an outburst a few years ago? Talk about hyprocrite.
This one made me laugh, he also said " the judges are very generous" no sh*t, it only applies to to him as he's the goldenboy, can't stand this guy at all.
I guess Karina forget what it felt like getting railroaded by the judges when she had Ralph and Mario 2.0. But why risk upsetting the holy ones and having them turn on you with your surest thing since Mario 1.0. I'm all for the pros/celebs waiting until after the fact to vent, but with TV interviews, it's way more easier to edit, and why not say it in the heat of the moment? CA shouldn't have "stuck up" for Len, because I think it wouldn't have gotten to the point it did. Maks had a point, and I'm glad he made it, even if I do wish he made it in a different setting. The other couples may not agree with him, or agree with how he did it, but it almost seems like they're afraid. Maybe Maks's explosive nature is what's keeping him around and why some pros, like Dmitry, get regulated to stand by. Not to mention he's pretty to look at I can't blame Derek, as I've said all along, for the treatment he gets or that he seems to be the golden one. At least it's not Mark (who I consider their second best option). But I want Derek to actually get a challenge and score in the teens and be in the fake bottom 2 and have it be realistic he might go home.
As far as Chaz and the weight comments/complaints:
Warren Sapp and Steve Wozniak were both overweight men. Contrary to what Chaz said, they were not mocked. Besides, Warren could DANCE. (I realize he had athletic training, but he was still a really big guy and he improved each week. He also had a great personality.)
The judges were easy on Chaz throughout the competition. I really don’t think Bruno’s comments were weight-related.
I think Maks gets away with some of his outbursts because he is a nice looking guy and women droll over him. I used to, but I've grown tired of his antics and his mouth. The judges aren't fair but that's the way the show has gone and I don't see it changing.
Calling him a penguin out there wasn't a knock at him being overweight. It was a knock at how he couldn't dance and he was in a tux so he looked like a penguin.
I also don't think that showing kindness has to depend on the circumstances surrounding someone's state of being. But I suspect some people might be more sympathetic to Chaz' weight issues if they considered how the hormones he must take affect his metabolism.
We can agree to disagree about whether Bruno's comments are insults or observations.
All this makes me wonder how many other stars have indeed rejected the money to appear on DWTS because they were afraid of being ridiculed or insulted.
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