This is seriously disappointing!
Here's what an ABC insider had to say about it:
"If Portia had agreed then this would have been a done deal. She was the only star that could have pulled this off without completely offending the program's conservative viewers."
Since she has passed though, producers have decided to "not rush into creating a same-sex dancing couple just to get attention and publicity."
Wow. Is that seriously the way in which they're looking at it? We are very, very disappointed.
Here's what a Hollywood casting director had to say about it:
"With all the debate going on about Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the country, this would have been the perfect time to do this. Yet, the show has never been about pushing the envelope. It's a huge hit because it doesn't make anyone uncomfortable."
YES! This would have absolutely been the perfect time to do this!!!!
Did we mention we're disappointed???
What do U think about this cowardly announcement by ABC and Dancing With The Stars?