The judges of Dancing With the Stars are getting a lot of negative attention lately. First, Maksim Chmerkovskiy got upset at veteran judge, Len Goodman, for his negative feedback on Monday now Cher has decided to hop on the judge-hating bandwagon as well. The legendary singer went into an uproar about the way the judges have treated her son, Chaz Bono, on the show and thinks the comments they directed at him were totally unnecessary. But I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that he was voted off the reality show last night…
Here’s what happened — during Monday night’s performance, Chaz was greatly offended when judge Bruno Tonioli compared him to a penguin and an ewok. Chaz took the remarks as a form of bullying and vocally expressed his frustration over the name-calling incident during a video confessional, which aired on Tuesday night’s elimination show. After seeing this, Cher wasted no time in voicing her own opinions about the judges’s comments about her son and immediately leapt to his defense via Twitter. She lashed out on the social media site, tweeting, “Going Home is Fine but why insult him b4 he Goes! Maybe Rudeness & Flapping Arms take the place of TALENT.” She later continued on her Twitter tirade, adding, “The Chick is beautiful & Polite ! The Men suck.” Well at least she’s subtle.
While I’m completely against bullying, I can’t help but think Cher and Chaz are being just a little bit too sensitive. These judges are giving comments on the fly and are only given a short amount of time to voice their opinions, so Bruno possibly just tried to use a metaphor to help make a point. They shouldn’t have to watch what they say that closely in case it hurts someones feelings. Plus, they’re judges! It’s their job to be harsh (just look at Simon Cowell). So I’m not really sure why he made such a big deal out of it. His fellow competitors have all received similar (if not worse) criticism.
Source: Access Hollywood