Carrie Ann Inaba gets real about Sean Spicer being saved on DWTS

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It’s Week 8 of the 28th season of Dancing with the Stars, and, inexplicably, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is still on the show, despite being a terrible dancer. The title of New York Times critic Gia Kourlas’s November 4 piece summed it up: “No, Sean Spicer Really Can’t Dance.” And yet, he’s still on the show. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba finds this “frustrating”:

Still skating by. Sean Spicer received the lowest scores of the evening on the Monday, November 4, episode of Dancing With the Stars, but he managed to be saved once again — and did not even end up in the bottom two. Instead, Ally Brooke (who scored a perfect 30 with her paso doble) and Kate Flannery faced elimination, with the latter being the one sent home along with her pro partner, Pasha Pashkov.

“My reaction to Sean being saved, it’s frustrating,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba told Us Weekly exclusively after the show. “There are really great dancers being sent home, but that is part of our show. It’s always been the audience and the judges’ perspective. So I’m not — I can’t be mad at it, but it’s frustrating.”

Inaba, 51, pointed out that Karamo Brown went home the previous week despite getting six points higher than Spicer, 48, who has now had the lowest score four weeks in a row.

“We want the people to be involved, and this is the way they are voting,” she told Us. “It’s hard because sometimes I hear the feedback from the people. ‘Hey, why aren’t the best dancers staying in?’ Well, that’s up to you guys. I’m doing my job, right? And people need to vote. So, I just hope that those who are frustrated with this happening as well vote as passionately as the people who support Sean.”

[From Us Weekly]

As Carrie Ann noted, Karamo of Queer Eye fame was eliminated. He didn’t mince words about his former costar when he was on Watch What Happens Live:

Karamo Brown may have developed a friendly relationship with his former Dancing with the Stars competitor Sean Spicer, but that doesn’t mean he’s blind to Spicer’s faults — including the fact that the former White House press secretary isn’t the best dancer.

“He can’t dance!” Brown admitted on Tuesday’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. He added, “I was robbed, I should have still been there.”

[From People]

I’m glad I’m not watching this season. (Poor Karamo.) I avoid most reality talent shows because I get second-hand embarrassment often, and I’m also averse to publicly shaming people who are trying their best. (I understand the point of talent competitions, sure.) Watching Sean win repeatedly when he’s a bad dancer would piss me off. Dlisted had this video (below) of him dancing to a jazzed-up rendition of Styx’s “Come Sail Away,” complete with backup-dancing sailors. He’s still a terrible person who can’t dance. Here are links to Karamo doing the salsa, quickstep and samba. He’s much better than Sean but that bar is quite low.

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  1. BlueSky says:

    One word: ratings

    • Paige says:

      Well, we know their demographic now- DEPLORABLES.

    • Bella Bella says:

      That video above is too painful to watch. He’s awful. And I keep saying: If Sean Spicer wins Dancing with the Stars then ABC will have deserved it for booking this morally corrupt horror in the first place.

  2. Sunnydaze says:

    Trevor Noah had a great piece on this, how he’s rallying conservatives and really pushing this in a political direction, and the support even on Fox. I’m not a fan of these types of shows but really….enough with the controversial picks. There are plenty of c list celebs to pick from, what are we really trying to accomplish here.

  3. naomipaige99 says:

    That’s kind of why I stopped watching this show. They allow the bottom of the barrel people to dance on the show for ratings. It should be just about the dancing. It’s pure BS. DWTS obviously has ZERO standards. Shame on them!

    • Some chick says:

      Likewise. I gave up when they had that Duck Dynasty chick on. I wouldn’t even watch if they make him wear a bunny suit.

  4. Joanna says:

    Sometimes it feels like the evil people in the world always get ahead. He can play “aw shucks” Sean , he’s still a POS, not fooling me

  5. girl_ninja says:

    He is loathsome.

  6. stormsmama says:

    The same people that complain about liberal moral-less hollywood and snowflake” “libs” and the “fake media” are the SAME PEOPLE WATCHING HIM, VOTING FOR HIM, and LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT.
    the hypocrisy is mind numbing

  7. deadnotsleeping says:

    I am watching this season. They did two dances this week and the second dance was a head to head. Sean was paired off against Kate (who went home this week). Kate was one of the few people left without obvious dance training and she’s improved a lot. I’d Dvr’d the show, so watching their head to head knowing that she’d go home was painful.

    Having said that, it’s the show’s fault for the stunt casting. And the judges are still over scoring him. If they want him gone, give him the 2s and 3s he deserves. Not 7s.

    • Rocķy says:

      I totally agree. How he is being scored only 1 or 2 less than people who can actually dance is insane. I really don’t care how people vote but if the scores where what he deserves maybe the votes wouldn’t be enough to save him.

  8. Louise177 says:

    This isn’t new. I’ve stopped watching several years ago because it stopped being about dancing. Last season it was all over the place when Bobby Bones won despite being one of the worst dancers.

  9. Deedee says:

    This show is still on?

  10. Molly says:

    Anyone who thinks him still being there is “inexplicable” hasn’t watched enough reality show competitions or spent enough time on Twitter. Of course he was going to still be there. He’s the white suprematist Sanjaya! He might win the whole thing, just to own the libs.

    • Paige says:

      TA @molly-well said. And of course they would take down the U.S. to ‘own the libs’ (just because we elected a black man. Twice).