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Louis Van Amstel Blames Margaret Cho's Gay Pride Message For Losing DWTS!

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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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32 comments to “Louis Van Amstel Blames Margaret Cho's Gay Pride Message For Losing DWTS!”

  1. 1

    Well you should know all about being fat and gay, Mario.

  2. 2

    The outfits chosen made it appear as if the message was about homosexuality. YOU choose the outfits. She was wearing an outfit resembling the gay flag. It was hard not to make that connection, especially on "story" night.

  3. 3

    I think Louis is great. I KNOW the reason they got kicked off is because Margaret was a horrible dancer.

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  5. 5

    I agree, labeling leads to discrimination AND where there's discrimination you'll soon find reverse discrimination (ie. Terry v Gallagos, 1998). It's an ugly vicious cycle.

    As for being booted off over that statement … well, I think we have a blame game going on here. She was on thin ice from the start.

  6. 6

    It's Dancing with the Stars, not dancing with the dude who should probably shut his mouth.

  7. 7

    Im tired of gays.

  8. 8

    Love Margaret Cho - ADORED that rainbow fringe dress she wore.
    I am SURE Louis did a PRIDE inspired dance before with one of his other partners… Kelly Osborne or Niecy Nash??… why was Margaret's different?
    Anyhow, Margaret is fabulous. -I like Louis too… don't really understand what his problem is… isn't HE the choreographer; the professional in charge of what was presented on the stage?? They presented a united front on stage and don't see why he's f'ing that up now.
    DWTS attracts an older, white, conservative audience…. evidence of why the Palin girl is still there and MC is gone… or why in previous seasons the gosselin woman or Tom Delay lasted as long as they did.
    Don't spit your sour grapes at Margaret, Louis!

  9. Heh says – reply to this


    DUH !! Just who exactly do you think ABC's predominant viewers are?? middle (gay bashing) America …he is 100 % right and I applaud that statement !! also not for nothing but Margaret really sucked, the whole thing was just a comedy routine for her and thats what I would be most offended by if I was him

  10. 10

    What a crybaby. It sounds like he isn't comfortable with his sexuality. The dance sucked. That's why they got voted off.

  11. 11

    dividing ourselves into different groups is the beginning of racism, hatred and discrimination. we are all human beings first and foremost. to label and put ourselves into little boxes is limiting, not freeing.

  12. 12

    gay or straight, she was a bad dancer and louis is a very annoying professinal. It is no secret that both are gay so I don't think any "message" caused them to be voted off.

  13. 13

    She was horrible and annoying. That is why she got kicked off.

  14. 14

    I remember saying at the time that the "Gay Pride" dance would make or break them…either people would be completely turned off and would vote elsewhere or that every gay person in America would vote for her and she'd be ok. But she WAS a horrible dancer and seriously maybe woulda lasted one more week.

  15. 15

    Re: Heh – How do you know that ABC viewers are middle class (gay-bashing) ppl? At my spiritualist church, there are TONS of female & male middle-class couples with children. Where do you get your sources? I am just curious, mind you.

  16. 16

    Like she had a chance to win; IT'S TV, everything is FAKE!

  17. 17

    Maybe it was because her dancing SUCKED…and her body bulged in all the wrong places.

  18. 18

    Re: MissEvonne – I swear it takes SO little creativity to throw the 'fat' insult at this man who hasn't been fat for quite some time. I'm not a Perez 'stan' by any stretch of the imagination, but come on…if you're going to insult someone, dig a little deeper. Dummy.

  19. Heh says – reply to this


    Re: LilyDaleGirl822 – I said Middle America ..when you learn how to read I will explain the ratings system to you

  20. 20

    I agree she was bullied by the judges!

  21. 21

    That's exactly what it was about. :(
    23 million viewers, you can't tell me that she wasn't voted/discriminated against because of the "gay" factor. People saw that and immediately she put a target on her back and she was kicked out…
    I am convinced it had a large part of her being kicked off. :( Sad.

  22. 22

    Margaret sucked… it had NOTHING to do with her message!

  23. 23

    I agree with Louis but on last season's story night he purposefully did a gay/race number with Neicy. So he can't now blame the "gay pride" dance theme on Margaret for them losing.

  24. @v@ says – reply to this


    Louis is correct regarding the voter demographic. You might not like it, but there it is.

  25. 25

    OMG Cho was a horrible dancer that's why she got voted off!

  26. 26

    Re: MsVPhilli – I agree- I really thought she was fun and was surprised she was as good as she was. I thought the message was really daring and great, but when she got voted out I thought that was exactly what happened. Sad.

  27. 27

    Labels aren't terrible. I think the fact that people are so uncomfortable being labeled is a bigger problem. Labels are beneficial in some aspects. For example, if a bisexual male kisses a guy, in a world without labels, there would be no word for that, but because we are humans and it is human nature, we know that someone can be bisexual. I'm sure this guy has an issue with people saying "that's so gay," and he still would if there were no labels, which is hypocritical. If there were no labels, it wouldn't be offensive to anyone… There would be no Gay pride parade, or any other kind of pride parade, because no one would be gay, because there are no labels. Labels aren't always a bad thing. If people would just learn that labels are just words, and that people don't necessarily label you to judge you, it would make it much better. This moron… doesn't know what he's talking about. Kudos to Margaret Cho.

  28. 28

    I understand what he's talking about, but at the same time ignoring it won't do any good. Eventually they were going to be booted off. Sry. I like them but just saying the truth.

  29. 29

    Re: xcalibur – exactly, she isnt funny at all. shes just annoying. plus shes so pathetic saying she is bisexual just to get into the good graces of the gay community. she has got to be the worst commedianne out there. her timing is so bad.

  30. 30

    Give me a break you sore loser. You and Cho STUNK in every dance you performed. Louis CRY'S and tears up constantly like a little girl. Man up and stop being bitter. Check out your performance Louis, you are always opening your mouth and exaggerating your facial expressions. But really, to say you were voted off because ou are gay? What a loser.

  31. 31

    louis van amstel is a horses ass………councilman joel burns from ft. worth texas is a hero…amstel reminds me of all the women who have sunk women's equality issues…labels r a reality—ask the dead teenagers if labels r real………it's easy for a millionairre like morgan freeman to make believe he is not black…………….

  32. 32

    If we take all the labels away, that's when we will change this world.' I live by that idea. I live by it. Morgan Freeman.
    Oh I get it! He would love to live in a place where we don't judge a 73 years old man sleeping with his 28 years old step granddaughter.