‘Dancing with the Stars’ stars Olivia Jade, Kenya Moore and more
Wednesday, “Hello America” revealed the big names who would join the star roster on ABC’s dance show, “Dancing With The Stars.” The list is mind boggling and out of this world.
It included “The Talk” co-host Amanda Kloots, Beverly Hills, Brian Austin Green, Christine Chiu of Bling Empire, Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby, former NBA player Iman Shumpert, country star Jimmie Allen. , YouTube superstar JoJo Siwa, Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kenya Moore, Martin Kove of Cobra Kai, Matt James of The Bachelor, Melanie C., Melora Hardin of The Office, Mike Mizanin of WWE, Olivia Jade and Olympic gymnast Suni Lee .
The show was renewed for its 30th season in March, with Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Houghwill returning as a panel. Tyra Banks would also return for her role as host.
On whether the show is virtual or whether it would allow a live audience amid Covid-19 restrictions, Banks clarified that they are thinking about it.
“We’ve been talking about it, back and forth,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “But probably not, if I really think about ultimate safety.” Maybe not yet.
Jade’s appearance sparks controversy
Fans were not happy after learning that Jade would be added to the next season of the reality show.
Jade’s parents, actress Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli, served jail time after being convicted of paying $ 500,000 to get Jade and her sister admitted to college.
According to E! New, inside sources revealed that Jade’s decision to be on the show was her way of “taking charge of her life, learning from past mistakes and challenging herself in new areas.”
Despite this, fans of the show have said that she does not deserve the opportunity. Some even called the show for “white privilege”.
“Olivia Jade is living proof that whatever happens, as long as you are beautiful and rich, the world will give you a second chance,” wrote one Twitter user. “Why do they keep doing this? Stop rewarding terrible behavior in people, ”commented another. “Which, without opportunities like this, might in fact be forgotten.”
However, some fans had differing opinions. They defended ABC’s decision and urged everyone to be open-minded and separate Jade from her parents’ actions. “If she can dance, why not?” retorted an Instagram user.
“What his parents did was a terrible, terrible thing and they should continue to be held responsible for it. But Olivia is literally starting her life and still has a chance to be a good person, ”wrote another.
“We should try to develop her potential and educate her about white privilege instead of making her a lost cause for something her parents are responsible for.
We have to train ignorant people who are ready to learn and to be better instead of rejecting them, ”they concluded.
Siwa will be paired with a professional dancer
ABC announced that Siwa and Lee were the first contenders for the upcoming season and the news has since circulated. For the first time, a same-sex couple would compete for the trophy.
When Siwa heard about the news, she mentioned that she was so “proud” of it.
“I think it’s cool. I think it breaks a wall that has never been done before. I think it’s really special to be able to share with the world that you can love whoever you love, but now you can dance whoever you want to dance with.
His partner, Lee, is an Olympian. She won gold for general gymnastics at this year’s Olympics, making history the first American Olympian to win.
Jade on the ‘Red Table Talk’
In December 2020, Jade broke her silence on the indictment of her parents. In an interview on Jada Smith’s “Red Table Talk”, she called herself the “white privilege poster girl” and apologized for contributing to “social inequality”.
She admitted that everyone in her family messed up. They made a mistake and there was no need to justify what happened.
“But I think what’s so important to me is learning from the mistake. Not to be now humiliated and punished and never to have a second chance. I am 21 years old, I feel that I deserve a second chance to redeem myself, to show that I have grown, ”she added.
About “Dancing with the stars”
“Dancing With The Stars” is an American reality show that debuted June 1, 2005 on ABC. The show was first hosted by Tom Bergeron. It ceased hosting in 2019 and it was taken over by Brooke Burke-Charvet and Erin Andrews. Begeron was then replaced by Banks in 2020.
The format of the show consisted of a celebrity paired with a professional dancer. Each pair then performs predetermined dances and competes with the others for judges’ points and audience votes.
The couple that received the lowest combined total of judges’ points and public votes would be eliminated each week. This continues until only the champion dance pair remains.
The show’s 30th season airs September 20 on ABC.