Actor, or NOT.
And, frankly, honestly, and straight-up, I myself will not EVER tell ANYBODY that there's a dead President out there that I DON'T like, because I'd be straight-up lying if I DID.
BUT . . .
Would I EVER risk taking my old ass out on the ice to try to pull off a Charlie and Meryl in order to pump some life into my bank account?
Not only "No!", but "HELL, NO!"
I believe it could be called common sense?
Whether or not BD did it for the money --- and ESPECIALLY if he did it for the money, IMHO --- anybody who DIDN'T know about his hip and back problems BEFORE his first appearance on DWTS should've kind of maybe realized that something in the milk WASN'T clean with him continuing to appear on this show AFTER that first appearance.
Frankly, were I in his shoes, whether I needed or wanted the money or not, I DON'T think I'd've tried to put myself through the physicality of this show. Even though, according to Emma, they realized what was up and dialed it WAAAAYYYY down from the get-go.
And frankly, I think that if Cloris LEACHMAN, at 80-some-odd years old, could come on, move better and last longer without a doctor having to step in and pull the plug on her appearance because of a messed-up back, questionable hips, pain, etc., then for BD to've only been able to hold out for TWO shows, says a LOT.
And no, if I were in his shoes, it's just MHO that I WOULDN'T be telling people I "made a lot of money" doing this, because, again, I don't think that's anybody's business. And, secondly, I'd be thinking they'd be wondering exactly HOW crazy I am, to've put myself at a serious risk of possibly permanent injury for money.
And, bluntly, I'd be ashamed for ANYBODY to know or even SPECULATE that I needed or wanted money that badly.
But then again, that's just one person's take on it.