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That is just not fair!
Margaret Cho's Dancing with the Stars partner Louis van Amstel blames the comedian's gay pride themed performance for being booted off the show.
van Amstel said:
I "had a breakdown the next day. I felt horrible.
That was not the story we planned to tell. That was not my message. Maybe it was Margaret's message, but not mine. The minute it was about gay pride, I knew we were gone.
But if I would have said something then and there. I would have looked like an a******. The damage was done." We had "a long, serious conversation about it the following day because I couldn't let it go. I was so unhappy. She felt, 'Yes, we've got to make a statement. We've got that one moment in time with 23 million people watching, we've got to take it.'
I disagreed with it. I think you change people's minds by being you — not by provoking, being angry at the world.
One of the people who actually changed my mind was Morgan Freeman. He said, 'If we take all the labels away, that's when we will change this world.' I live by that idea. I live by it.
If I have to label myself, yes, I'm gay, and I'm proud of who I am and comfortable with myself and my lifestyle. But I don't want to be limited by that; I don't want to be put into a box. I don't want to be labeled in any way because labeling is the beginning of discrimination and hatred.
For being fat and then for being gay. It makes you very introverted, makes you very quiet. I used that to be creative."
Good point, but we doubt that it was Margaret's message that got you guys kicked off! If that was true, we'd be very disappointed.
Stand tall, honey.
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