In a January 15, 2022 post, on Reddit, one fan pointed out a “racial issue” that they believe could appear in the US version of “Dancing With the Stars”.
The posters say they realized the problem after watching “Dance seriously,” the British version of the show of the same genre.
Fans think DWTS has a problem
The original post was specifically about Britt Stewart and Keo Motsepe, both Black professional dancers on “Dancing With the Stars.”
“I noticed a marked difference from their treatment of color advantages,” the post reads. “OTI MABUSE, is their professional dancer from South Africa and she is the first behind the scenes winner. She was the queen to them, she was always front and center of everything.”
The post went on to mention Johaness, “who was a favorite in their cast and was a finalist with their first male/male partnership.”
They went on to refer to Stewart and Motsepe as “constantly left out of the American show” and wondered “if DWTS needs to do more to make them feel more like supporting characters.”
People think Stewart got the short end of the stick
In replies to the original post, fans generally agreed and said they thought Stewart, in particular, was the one with the short clubhead.
“I can’t speak to anything on Serious because I’ve never watched it, but you’re not the only one who notices how Keo and Britt have been treated,” one person replied.
Another said that the show treated Stewart unfairly.
“Last season, she and Martin Cove (75 years old at the time), they had only 4 days of rehearsal before their first live show while all the other celebrities and pros had at least a full week. with some even having almost 3 weeks of rehearsal before the early screening,” They write. “Now I don’t know if it was the show’s fault or they had some scheduling issues but to me I think it’s unfair that Britt managed to choreograph such a good amount in such a short amount of time. , especially with someone of that age..”
Keo Motsepe didn’t appear in “Dancing With the Stars” season 30. He could return in the future, but some fans have suggested that his lack of appearance in 2021 is to blame for the relationship. with him is severed.
“Keo and Oti are dance partners and South African Latin champions eight years in a row,” one person answered. “Keo was the first black dancer to join Burn the Floor and DWTS. I don’t think he deserves to be unfairly dumped by DWTS, the way he was. “
Another person agreed, “Keo was pushed to the curb in the anniversary season at that point while they named Britt the worse contestant this season with very little practice time again.”
Others said there was colorism on the show because Brandon Armstrong, another Black dancer, was cast for season 30 instead of Motsepe.
“Tehy kicked Glue to the curb but replaced him with Brandon (who they might think is more ‘palatable’ to a white, Christian, Republican audience),” someone wrote, although a corrected answer said that Motsepe and Armstrong had been on seasons together, so they didn’t actually replace Motsepe with Armstrong.
Some people think judges are biased
In particular, some of the responses called chief judge Len Goodman someone accused of being racially prejudiced. Goodman was charged Racism in the past.
“I haven’t watched long enough to consider the professional situation but the one I do sometimes is Len.. he seems significantly harsher to a lot of black celebrities,” one person wrote. Another supported them, saying that Iman Shumpert, the season 30 champion, received a lot of negativity from Goodman throughout the season.
Others said it wasn’t just racism coming from the judges on the show.
“[Carrie Ann Inaba] Known for belittling women’s choreography to hell, Len is a very old fashioned person and I feel he might be a little biased towards pros like Pasha and Keo who have been in the kitchen. with Keo. I rarely hear Len praise him for his choreography when it is said that Keo doesn’t do nonsense, and as for Bruno, I feel he is rather neutral, but tends to appreciate people handsome white and latin men,” one answer read.
Criticisms came after “Dancing With the Stars” was talked about in a negative light When compared with “Seriously come to dance.”
“Dancing With the Stars” has has not been extended for section 31. If renewed, the program will return sometime mid-September 2022.
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