Dancing with the Stars 24: Chris Kattan talks fairness; we talk perspective

KattanEarlier this season on Dancing with the Stars, we saw the elimination of one Chris Kattan from the season; yet, he’s still speaking out.

In a new interview with Entertainment TonightKattan had the following to say on the subject of the “unfairness” that exists in the competition, and why people like he and Charo, who was also eliminated recently, are simply not able to compete against some of the favorites on the show:

“Simone Biles and Charo and I are three different people going into the show … I’m not as good of a dancer as Charo [and] we have our different moves, but we can’t move like Simone Biles.”

In theory, everything that Kattan is saying here is correct. After all, Dancing with the Stars is as it stands completely unfair, as there are generally four or give people every season who have zero chance of winning. Yet, at the same time, there is also an understanding, whether it is said publicly or not, that these people probably don’t have much of a chance at winning. They seem doomed to be eliminated early, and if they do the research, they should be aware of this before even deciding to sign on for the show.

We do feel for Kattan in saying this, but in reality, how he and other people of his archetype should be doing with the show is simple: Coming on, being entertaining, and then finding a way to use this as a stepping stone into something else. Don’t expect to make it far, but if you’re likable and funny enough, this show can help to relaunch your career in the public eye. We’ve seen it so many times before, and we’ll probably see it many more times moving into the future.

Ultimately, the Mr. T philosophy was the right way to go here. We don’t have any real idea what his future will hold following the show, but he had the right philosophy as to how to embrace the competition. We do think that this is going to benefit him in the long run. It could be weeks or even months, though, until we know the end result.

What do you think about Chris’ point here, and should Dancing with the Stars change something up? Share now in the comments below! (Photo: ABC.)

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