'Dancing With The Stars' season 28: Fans furious about Ray Lewis continuing on the show despite prior murder charges

Ray Lewis saved himself form an elimination on the second episode of the show but fans still can't move past his murder charges.


                            'Dancing With The Stars' season 28: Fans furious about Ray Lewis continuing on the show despite prior murder charges

'Dancing With The Stars' (DWTS) season 28 saw its first elimination in which the show bid goodbye to Mary Wilson. However, fans had hoped for either Ray Lewis or Sean Spicer to be the contestants to get eliminated this episode. The show received a lot of backlash ever since it announced that Lewis would be one of the contestants for season 28.  Even though Lewis has been putting extra efforts to improve his dancing skills it seems like fans can't come to terms with the murder charges that he has. 

Ray Lewis arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Many people took to social media to express their disappointment after Lewis was not eliminated. "Maybe the murderer Ray Lewis goes home? #DWTS," read one comment. Some of the fans used social media as a reminder for people about Lewis and his murder charges and question ABC on selecting him for the show. 

"Hey, @dancingabc didn't Ray Lewis kill two guys back in 2000? I guess 19 years is long enough to forget? #dwts" one fan tweeted. However, most of the people brought attention to how he was found guilty of murder. "RAY LEWIS KILLED TWO PEOPLE #DWTS," one user tweeted with regard to his appearance on the show. 

Ray Lewis arrives at the Fanatics Super Bowl Party at College Football Hall of Fame on January 5, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Getty Images)

Other users settled for a sarcastic tone to address his participation in the competition. "Ray Lewis is gonna cut the competition, and kill this!! Oh, wait..." read one comment; while another user echoed similar thoughts and wrote, "@DancingABC Ray Lewis is gonna kill this, one way or another." 

Some even marked this season to be one of the darkest of all with contestants like Lewis and Spicer. "So, you protested Sean Spicer because... he was the White House press secretary and you claim he helped Donald Trump obstruct justice and lie. But... you’re ok with Ray Lewis, who actually plead guilty on two counts of obstruction related to 2 stabbing deaths? Totally cool. #DWTS," read one comment. 

Another user noted, "People are freaking out that we are normalizing “bigotry” with #DWTS by adding @seanspicer. Guys... Ray Lewis is also in the running and his accusation is that he killed someone..."  For his second performance, Lewis was awarded 15 out of 30 but despite this, he managed to save himself from this week's elimination. However, the question is, will he be able to save himself from another? 

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