Wednesday, Carrie Ann Inaba spoke out about the comments that Maksim Chmerkovskiy made during the live show of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) on Monday; the news has created a buzz Thursday morning. When Len Goodman, another judge on DWTS said that he had been in the dancing business for 50 years, Maks responded that maybe it’s time for him to get out. Carrie Ann Inaba jumped in immediately and told Maks that he needs to show more respect for Len.
Maks has since stated that he refuses to apologize and that the professional and celebrity dancers work very hard on the show, and at times the comments from the judges aren’t fair. But Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman won’t be apologizing either.
On Tuesday, Len Goodman said: “I was a little bit aggrieved at the time, but now I’ve slept on it, and I’m sure Maks has slept on it. What he’s saying is so untrue. I am the defender of all the pros, I think all those professionals do a fantastic job. What they’ve got to understand is they’re on trial, and we’re the judges. You can’t be a judge at your own trial! I tell the truth, that’s basically what I do, whether they like it or not. I honestly try to be truthful and sometimes the truth hurts.”
Monday, Carrie Ann Inaba posted this note on Twitter: “Every journey is unique to each contestant and everyone’s ten looks slightly different. Another FYI: I forgive you because you don’t know better- scores are locked in before we speak. So we have scored before any words spoken.”
Tuesday, Carrie Ann posted this on Twitter: “Just want to send out RESPECT and LOVE to everyone who works on #DWTS. It’s a group effort through and through. I’m sorry for the disrespect all our crew and staff were shown last night. A television Show is made by not only the people ON CAMERA but the exceptional people who are behind the scenes, making everything just right so that when on camera talent steps on to the stage, it’s safe and sound….and just right. Thank you to everyone who works on #DWTS!”
Chaz Bono was voted off DWTS Tuesday night. Six stars remain on this season of DWTS: David Arquette, Rob Kardashian, JR Martinez, Hope Solo, Ricki Lake, and Nancy Grace.
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