How about this for the first run of controversy at “Dancing with the Stars” this season? Even though we’ve only had one elimination so far, the person at the center of it is none too pleased about the way in particular that he was eliminated from the competition.
Following his elimination, Sean Avery and his partner Karina Smirnoff went to “Good Morning America” as all eliminated celebrities do, and was quick to suggest that his behavior drew the ire of producers more so than anything that he did on the dance floor:
“I think we knew Monday of last week that our fate was sealed. I had a conversation with [executive producer] Conrad Green … I was upset at the package they had run the week previous. It was a very tacky attempt to show me as the bad boy of Dancing with the Stars. And I think in reality TV … if you have a disagreement with the producers then generally that seals your fate quite early.”
Obviously, the implication that Avery is suggesting here is that he was eliminated as a result of his conflict with Green and his disdain for his edit, which we have a hard time believing to be the case. Why? There have been many stars on this show who have been displeased with their edit and stayed much longer than a week. The real reason Sean went home was because he didn’t have an enormous fan base like some of the other people on the show, and he also happened to get some of the lower scores the first night.
With all this being said, we do sympathize with him over the edit. We feel like he was probably cast just to fill that role, and he was hoping in doing this show that there could be a reputation set for him that was something different than “guy who fights a lot in hockey.”
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