If you watched Monday night’s edition of “Dancing with the Stars,” then odds are you already know a thing or two about some of the controversial comments made by professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy. After Hope Solo performed a routine that earned her a lower-than-expected score of 20 out of 30, Maks proclaimed to show co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet that this was “his” show, and that the judges were not dancing his partner evenly with some of the other people currently in the competition.
Following the shows, Maks did not change his tune at all in a post on his Twitter page:
@hopesolo , you truly ARE my star tonight! Loved our dance! Very proud of you! To everyone else, I WILL NEVER CHANGE! Love me or hate me!”
Thus far, reaction to Maks’ comments to the judges has been mixed. While some have suggested he was way over the line suggesting to Len Goodman that it was time for him to hang up his ballroom shoes, other have applauded him for addressing a problem they feel has been present all season — a double standard in the judging.
Whose side are you currently on?