'Dancing With The Stars' (DWTS) season 28: Judge Sean Spicer for his dancing and not his politics, say fans
Sean Spicer who gets paid $125,000 to appear on the series banged some bongos and attempted to ace the salsa routine, but failed miserably.
Is that a traffic cone? Is that a fluorescent flailing tube man or 'The Mask'? No, that's Sean Spicer!
'Dancing With The Stars' season 28 premiered on Monday night, and we were some really surprising performances by the stars and their pro-partners. Ever since the cast was announced on Good Morning America earlier in August, fans and viewers have been waiting for the premiere to see who the stars were paired with.
Debuting this season and gracing our screens with his neon green puffy shirt and tight white pants was former White House press secretary, Sean Spicer. He was paired with pro-partner Lindsay Arnold. The duo performed a salsa routine to the Spice Girls' 'Spice Up Your Life', and let's just say Spicer and his outfit broke the internet.
Spicer was the last contestant to perform on Monday night's premiere. Not embarrassing enough that he had to wear a hideously ruffled neon shirt, during his montage Spicer raved about the tweet Donald Trump put out congratulating him on his appearance on DWTS. Trump had tweeted: "Just heard that Sean Spicer will be on 'Dancing with the Stars.' He will do great. A terrific person who loves our Country dearly!"
When it came to their performance, Spicer who gets paid $125,000 to appear on the series banged some bongos and attempted to ace the salsa routine, but failed miserably. After his performance, one of the judges said, “It's like you were being attacked by a swarm of wasps.” While another added saying, "You were off-beat most of the dance." Scoring 12/50 Spicer and Lindsay were second with the least scores this season.
After Spicer's performance, while fans took to Twitter to reveal their disgust and disapproval at Spicer being cast this season, there were a few fans who stood by the former White House press secretary stating that they should not bring his political career into DWTS. Claiming that this is entertainment and he's a performer here, fans stated that he should be judged for his performance and not for his political behavior.
"Come on DWTS. You are better than this. Sean may not be your favorite, but give him some respect. He is really the only contestant with no professional entertainment experience. Give him a break," wrote a fan on Twitter.
Adding to that another fan said, "One has nothing to do with the other. This is entertainment. Don't like him? Just vote for someone else. He'll go home. I am Democrat, and I hate him, but this is a sport. I hate opposing teams all the time. Plus they're going to make him bring it up, if he lasts."
"I’m not a fan of his politics but kudos for going out there and having fun. Enjoy the ride," wrote a fan. While another added, "Absolutely agree. I really not for anything the trump administration does it or has done in the past. But #DWTS isn't about that. It's about dancing and I for one am only going to judge your dancing. The people who spread hate let them talk. Just do you. Good luck on the Show."
Though Spicer received one amongst the lowest scores of the night, luckily there wasn't any elimination this week. This week's scores will be carried on to next week. And unless Spicer somehow manages to ace his routine, there's little to no chance he might advance to the next round.
'Dancing With The Stars' season 28 airs every Monday night on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.