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Boo! No Same-Sex Couple To Be Featured On DWTS!

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This is seriously disappointing!

Since things didn't work out with Ellen's wife Portia de Rossi, ABC and Dancing With The Stars have decided NOT to feature a same-sex couple on the show.

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?

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92 comments to “Boo! No Same-Sex Couple To Be Featured On DWTS!”



  1. 1

    I fail to see the "big deal."
    It's a dancing show. Why should they have a same sex couple because YOU want them too.
    They had a prospect, she passed. No biggie.



  2. 2

    Perez your comments kind of make me sad. I appreciate that DWTS doesn't want to make a circus out of potential LGBT contestants. If they put together a same-sex dancing couple on the show just to make a splash then they would be accused of being overly-PC and it would come across totally insincere.

    I would much rather DWTS put a same-sex couple on the show out of their own volition rather than being coerced into including them by people whining. That would be REAL diversity and tolerance.



  3. 3

    Why can't they get Lance Bass to do it? Fuck the conservatives…go for ratings. There are plenty of same sex ballroom dancers out there…my former manager's partner is one of the top in the country.



  4. 4

    IMAGINE IF THE PUT TWO DUDES ON, THE MORAL OUTRAGE WOULD BE TEN TIME GREATER!



  5. 5

    God Perez, I wish you were dead



  6. 6

    OMG ABC IS SOOOO HOMOPHOBIC! SEND THEM ALL TO THE FIRING SQUAD! lol



  7. 7

    I think that not every show, media outlet, celebrity, series, etc. etc. has to make a gay statement or push the envelope. I am all for equal rights but I don't want any of it forced upon me. When it works, I'm sure it will happen. ABC is right. They should not put a gay couple on just for the hell of it. Honestly, I am so sick of all of this. Come on Americans, there are so many more important issues and causes to fight for. Instead we make huge issues out of who wore fur or who said F*go* or if someone smoked pot or has an eating disorder, blah, blah. We have some serious problems in this country, economy, healthcare, crime, disease, homelessness. Can't we make those things our cause?



  8. 8

    ABC aren't idiots. They know that sadly, a same-sex couple would kill the show's predominately conservative viewship base. How the hell do you think Bristol made is so far? Who was voting for her?



  9. 9

    I am lesbian. I am also a ballroom dancer. I do not find this 'shocking' or a 'big deal'. Ballroom is very based towards the male dancer. It relies on his strength. In fact, if there is any same sex ballroom couple it should be a male-male couple as that is a standby of how men traditionally learn argentine tango.



  10. 10

    This isn't a gay rights issue. I think it's stupid to see it as such. It's like trying to make a mixed doubles tennis match a same sex match. not everything is about gay rights, dude. You devalue the struggle by doing so.



  11. 11

    It is a dancing show for goodness sakes- not about politics. The fact that Perez and every other person wants to shove their lifestyle down our throat is disrespectful. If it really meant so much to them to have a same sex couple then it would not have mattered if it was Portia/two women- they would have had two men. But they aren't because they won't have two men because they know it won't fly. Focus on the the dancing not the political message. Keep your sex in your bedroom and off my tv!



  12. 12

    DWTS is a family program, and quite obviously a same-sex couple would offend the audience base. Why is this surprising, and why is this offensive? Get a life.



  13. 13

    @ truthabove, your the pigshit. My stepson is three times the man you are and very successful at that. Your so far out there you can't see straight.



  14. 14

    Having a same sex couple would be unfair to the other contestants.What if it was 2 guys?They would be stronger than the other teams or what if it was 2 girls?Pretend Brandi was partnered with another girl.



  15. 15

    Do smart gay people just read this site and think, "god damn it, stop speaking for us!!"? haha



  16. 16

    The problems would arise if ABC had a same sex couple and they were voted off first. There would be no positive spin they could put on that.



  17. 17

    I have absolutely no problem with the gay community (have even experimented some when I was younger) and whole heartedly support MOST of the causes of the homosexual community, HOWEVER..what I dont understand is why some people think that if a certain show doesnt have a homosexual couple protraited on it, then that show or network is homophobic,it makes no sence. Its the same with the black community, If Survivor and/or Big Brother and/or Amazing Race dont have at least one "token" colored person/couple then it gets posted all over the message boards that that show/network is racist, Its getting to be the same way with the gay community and I dont think theres any need for it. Let these shows just work formulas that work for them and quite bitchin, the homosexual community has come farther in the last 5-10 years than most ever thought possible, why cant people just be happy about that, pick your battles and forget the little stuff!!!!



  18. 18

    Good. I'm so tired of this same-sex crap being shoved down our throats. Enough!!



  19. 19

    Re: Abbylynn – I am a 13 year girls so your stepson must be quite a man!!
    Give me on prof that homosexuality is genetic, you stupid buffoon!!



  20. 20

    I say fuck the conservative viewers.



  21. 21

    I think it's good. This shouldn't have to do with homosexuality, but you're making it just that.



  22. 22

    If anything I have more respect for Portia for not becoming a gimmick for the show.

  23. barb says – reply to this


    23

    No I think she would be perfect, but I agree with them, lets not make this a big deal or its phony



  24. 24

    I have no problems with same sex couples as long as they can do all the lifts etc…that a man/woman combo would do. If not … then I totally pass on the idea.



  25. 25

    Re: MsVPhilli – You're a bitch. Always on here dogging gay people.



  26. 26

    Come on! Two men or two women dancing together would just look ridiculous! Nature intended the male & female to be attracted to each other in order to procreate and carry on the species. If you think the opposite sex is repulsive sexually then you need therapy.



  27. 27

    To all the people who are saying they are saying they are sick of all the same sex shit being shoved down their throats, FUCK YOU! There should be no reason not to feature a same sex couple on the show, the same as having a black guy dancing with a white woman is also a non-issue for most. God, this country is so fucking bigoted.



  28. 28

    This is not a gay issue or about them being "homophobic" - they have the right to play their show however they see fit and if one day that includes a same sex couple then fine.



  29. 29

    Re: truthabove – for a 13 year old girl you really have a lot of growing up to do. i dont even think ppl are even going to bother trying to show you how it IS biological. and even if it wasnt thats none of your fucking business. its not a WEAKNESS and its not a MENTAL disorder. clearly whatever education your receiving dates back to the 50s. you need to stfu and go pick up a book and educate yourself.



  30. 30

    i'm all for equal rights, but by saying this is a 'cowardly announcement,' you are truly devaluing the struggle for gays to achieve their rights. it isn't about a dancing show and whether or not they choose to put a same sex couple on it. this isn't that big of a deal.



  31. 31

    Re: grenstorm – Now, I don't think being gay is biological, well at least in the way that there is a gay gene exactly. I do think that what people like shouldn't matter. If you like boobs you like boobs, if you like cock you like cock, if you like blondes or brunettes or bodybuilders or whatever… you get the picture. People need to leave others alone and it should totally be a non issue to have a same sex couple on this show.



  32. 32

    Re: truthabove – Ohhh sweetie. One day you'll find out that YOUR beliefs are for the weak and mentally ill. There is actually scientific evidence that religion itself might be a menal illness. Because homosexuality does occur in other animals besides humans. Times are changing. Science and reason are explaining everything, not some half truthed book a bunch of power hungry men bound hundreds of years after thier savoir was dead. Intelligence is becoming the norm. Crack open some books and educate yourself.



  33. 33

    Re: truthabove – Your a 13 year old girls? That explains everything. I will no longer respond to your comments. It doesn't matter what causes one's sexual orientation. Years back when my stepson told his born again christian mother he was gay she gave him his walking papers. His father said "I knew that before you did" "Your still my son and I still love you, go to college and live your life" . He's been with the same partner for years, he never talks about his sexual orientation. It's know ones business. You and his mother know nothing about family love and acceptance.



  34. 34

    Re: grenstorm
    Idiot!! Prov to me that homosexuality is genetic and i will become gay myself!!
    If its not genetic the only other possibility is in your mind…..and when your mind say: go have anal sex with another boy……there is something seriously wrong with you!!
    I suggest you go read a little bit about it before you make a complete fool out your self, asshole!!



  35. 35

    WOah WOah WOah, hold on did you just say that PORTIA didn't want to do it?!?
    How is this ABC's fault, she as a lesbian should of been honored to do this without any hesitation. It's the little choices in life that make a difference in the future. How would the LGBT community feel when they're trying their hardest to fight for equality and someone in the public eye having the chance to make a difference chooses not to.



  36. 36

    Re: RyanKate – I agree!



  37. 37

    Perez why don't u launch your own campaign to have your own Gay/Lesbian DWTS, it's enough gay celebs in the world to get it going. I really don't like having all your gay issues shoved down my throat, everytime I read your page it's gay this and gay that! Don't be a bytch be a man, quit whining and do something about it. Thank You.



  38. 38

    Re: amwhatIam – Uhhh "Colored"???? I see what you're all about all ready! Now that you bring this up I really, really, have to love a show to watch it if it doesn't have at least one black person on it. Most of the time not all the time but most, there is usually some racism involved. I've seen double the racism in this country since President Obama has been elected, but you wouldn't know this or understand this unless you are black! This is why I have recently exercised my right to bear arms, because of comments like your's and all the hateful people i've encountered recently.



  39. 39

    Re: Abbylynn – this person is lying don't buy into it. claims to be 13 and from france it's 3am in france right now. this person is really sick.



  40. 40

    i don't see why anyone gay would take offense to this.. their not being homophobes.. it's just that's how dancing has always been.. it's a balance thing.. it would just look weird.. and probably be harder.. people need to comb their beards and stop taking every little thing the wrong way..



  41. 41

    Good. I'm sick of you being all in our faces about it, Perez.



  42. 42

    Re: bezarkobarbie
    Re: Abbylynn
    Homosexuals are not born homosexual as studies of identical twins confirm this fact. Studies have shown that identical twins could each have different sexual orientations, thus showing that homosexuality has nothing to do with genetics. On the average, when one identical twin is homosexual, the other twin is homosexual 38% of the time. This does not give much credence to the popular notion that homosexuality is genetic.
    A Pentagon document classifies homosexuality as a mental disorder, decades after mental health experts abandoned that position.
    Its proven long time ago but the truth are for smart people, morons!!
    Its a nasty mental sickness and they should be locked up in cages and farted in the face by us, the good people!!
    Fuck you!



  43. 43

    I'm a television watching person and I wouldn't want to see same sex couples on the show. News flash, everyone doesn't think like you Mario



  44. 44

    It's a family show. Who wants to see lezbos and homos dancing together? It they wanted to, they could look at all your home videos MARIO!!



  45. 45

    Great now you people are making this a race issue.. omg stfu.. they aren't trying to be dicks it's just the way it's always been.. it's a little unbalanced that way and might be considered a unfair advantage to others or to them.. so stfu and stop making this bigger than what it is.. i don't thinks it's being homophobic at all..



  46. 46

    nobody wants to see gay shit on every fucking tv show!!!



  47. 47

    Re: Sheriff Rusty – let me copy and paste to everybody what you wrote yesterday :
    "I'm not gay but i do have a mental illness. being gay is not a mental illness"!! Who is the mental here?? Written in Glee rocks x factor!!
    I told you to stay away from here, fool!!
    Idiot!!



  48. 48

    Re: jlenoconel
    LoL… So I'm a homophobe because I don't think this is a big deal?
    I doubt it would change your mind much if I told you my father was gay. It probably wouldn't open your eyes a bit to hear me say I'm all for gay marriage. I'm also all for gays having their rights.
    I just don't see the big deal in DWTS NOT using a gay couple at this time.
    Yup. I'm a real bitch. Because a true bitch thinks gays should have rights and doesn't care that a dancing show isn't going to have a same sex couple.



  49. 49

    Re: jennycakes – This has nothing to do with homophobia.
    This has to do with right and completely wrong…..!
    Homos must be punished!!



  50. 50

    Can somebody explain what a troll is?



  51. 51

    Re: Neojedigoddess – "Fuck the conservatives…go for ratings".

    *snicker*



  52. 52

    Yes, Perez, every show that doesn;t have a same sex couple is homophobic…

    But honestly, let's think about this. Can you, Perez, in all honesty, picture Karina Schmirnoff lifting Portia Degeneres into the air in a loft for am Argentine Tango? I sure can't. And it has nothing to do with a woman loving a woman, it has to do with a woman not having enough upper-body strength. There IS a method to their madness, Perez. You can't just yell "Make it gay" and have it always make sense. Is it time the world warmed up to homosexuality, yes. Does it make sense in a ballroom setting? No, not really. Unless you got some butch lady who could bench 200 up in there.



  53. 53

    Don't care one way or the other. Don't watch this shitty show anyway since their lame ass idea of stars are Kunt Gosselin and Brisket Palin



  54. 54

    I'll watch it when the unabomber dances with Charles Manson .



  55. 55

    Re: vega*me – I agree.



  56. 56

    Re: MsVPhilli – I've seen you write stuff on here before that's homophobic. OK I shouldn't have called you a bitch, I apologize. There are too many bigoted people in this world and it makes me mad. People think they have a right to treat others as lesser because of their own life or whatever. Unless the person is not outwardly hurting anyone I don't see the problem.



  57. 57

    Re: truthabove – A troll is someone with no life and desperate for attention. Like 13 year old girls :) Crack a Bible honey, learn the difference between love and hate, truth and forgiveness. I forgive you my little troll.



  58. 58

    Re: Abbylynn
    I checked it out!!
    Trolls are this ugly looking small monsters that live in the deep forest of norway.
    Looking back i think i have fucked a troll…..no, wait that was you!!
    Forgive me for what??
    That you are an idiot??? aaaaaawwwww, you are forgiven,pumpkin!!



  59. 59

    TROLL - "In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response[1] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[2] In addition to the offending poster, the noun troll can also refer to the provocative message itself"

    so basically just someone trying to start shit for no reason other than enjoyment of pissing off others..



  60. 60

    baby steps Perez - baby steps!
    What is really upsetting is that portia couldn't do it - that would have played well.



  61. 61

    that would just be weird. glad it didn't pan out. There are enough stars and Pros to keep guy girl mix going.



  62. 62


  63. 63

    thank god!!! I am not homophobic but it's a dancing show!! same sex couples dancing is just wrooong! you want everything in this world to be a little gay perez that won't happen



  64. 64

    they need RUPAUL! in drag of course with louis van amstel!



  65. 65

    @ truthabove, you little troll. Spot on, I am of Norwegian Lutheran decent. But It was not I you had sex with in the forest my little pumpkin that was your cousin. Your guilt I shall forgive. So sorry my guilty pleasure, I said I would not comment further on your post but you need guidance. I am here for you, talk to me! I will help you sort out your frustrations with God and sexual orientation.



  66. 66

    Re: truthabove – All I have to say is, if you don't like homosexuals, then why are you on this site? If you disagree with homosexuality, that's fine, but what you don't need to do is bash gay people. Hopefully one day u will learn how to appreciate others for who they are regardless of differences.

  67. mj526 says – reply to this


    67

    not everything is about making a statement. while yes, it would have been a huge stand in support of marriage equality, not everybody is willing to take the hits from those more conservative. just as the LGBT community has every right to have their lifestyle and sexual orientation respected, everyone else has the right to have THEIR decisions respected as well, especially if it does not harm others. DWTS is not looking to make a political statement, and they are not willing to risk their ratings. If we want people's decisions to be respected, we need to accept ALL decisions that do not harm others, even if we don't necessarily agree with them.
    and not everything that doesn't directly support LGBT is homophobic. that's just a ridiculous allegation.



  68. 68

    Whew. That was close!



  69. 69

    Re: truthabove – you win! I'm clearly out matched. now tell us why you're really angry. Is it because you're new to the states and are having trouble making friends? are your parents not paying you any attention? We're here to help. teen suicide is a real issue and we wouldn't want you to do that. sincerely.



  70. 70

    I do not know one gay person who thinks this is a good idea. There is nothing discriminitive about dancing man-woman because it is a tradition, not because it was frowned up on being gay, but because its dancing. It would look stupid otherwise. Get off of your gay high horse and focus on actual issues surrounding gay people, not ones you have made up n your head. Fucking idiot.



  71. 71

    who CARES. dancing has nothing to do with gays. it is a form of art that uses one guy and one girl to complement each others body. no need to change it!



  72. 72

    good, honestly i wouldnt want to see it. i dance with my girlfriends all the time, but its because its fun, not to push homosexuality down throats. stop trying to push it on everyone, its not helping your cause. and if perez, if you dont stop putting equality for all crap all over your page im gonna stop coming. its supposed to be about gossip and celebrities, not politics. make another gay page if you want, i dont support it, i dont hate gays. i have friends who are gay. doesnt mean i dont have to like the idea but i dont judge them for it. but stop shoving it down everyones throat! your pushing "progress" back



  73. 73

    Yet one more reason to not watch that trivial bullshit! It's perfectly OK to feature an obese uneducated teen mom on their (not to mention a criminal like Tom DeLay) but not a normal same-sex couple? That show truly is for old people and dumb-dicks!!



  74. 74

    I think traditions die hard and male/female dancing is just one of those traditions. People can feel uncomfortable about something without being against it. For example, seeing two men swap spit makes me very uncomfortable. Does that mean I am against gays? Nope, that just means I don't like to watch men kiss, and to be frank, I don't like to see male/females trying to tickle each others tonsils with their tongues either. So some of the conservative types might be uncomfortable with the same sex duo without being against same sex marriage. Then you have the problem of *winning*. Are they winning because they are the best at dancing or is it because people are trying to prove their support of gays? Are they losing because they are crappy dancers or because people don't want them to win because they are gay? Then you have the constant controversy about the fairness of it all.

    So I do agree, if they did this, it had to be someone that pretty well everyone would accept, and that would have been Portia. If you are going to do this, you have to do it at the right time, with the right people. If it wasn't a good fit, best to wait until it is.



  75. 75

    I'm sorry, Perez, no everyone wants to be invited to that party. I have a lot of homosexual friends, but people are sick of the gay pill being shoved down their throats. While I respect my friends choice, I personally still think the lifestyle is immoral as lots of other Americans do.



  76. 76

    I thought you said you weren't going to be bullying anybody? Didn't last long, did it! Even I don't want to see same sex couples dance together and I am gay. I would not tune in to the show next season if she did agreed to dance on the show. Actually I stopped watching the show this season, same old same old.



  77. 77

    COMPLETELY disagree with you on this one, Perez. I think in order to sway the average fence-sitter, you need a gay with immense likeability and appeal to pull this off. If it's some barely-known, swishy little twit that alienates everyone, it could be doing "the cause" a big disservice if anything. That's why (for now) it should be a woman, and it should be one with a great image and pedigree. If not a DeGeneres, it would have to be someone like Cynthia Nixon, Meredith Baxter or Wanda Sykes. The person I'd be rooting for the most (and who could use the money and the boost to her career) would be Tammy Lynn Michaels. Someone should definitely give her a call.



  78. 78

    Re: truthabove – Can someone get this character to fast forward from the 19th century? You're about two centuries behind with that kind of ideology my friend. Get out of your closet!



  79. 79

    Re: truthabove – I really like your posts! Let's be friends.



  80. 80

    Re: SexualRevolution – don't say that to her! she's only 13! like me. I'm from France



  81. 81

    Re: Abbylynn – you are so mean to her she only 13 like me and from france



  82. 82

    i CANT WAIT 2 SEE A SAME SEX COUPLE ON THEIR LOL



  83. 83

    As a dancer I am actually glad this didn't work out. Dance is art, art is all about aesthetics. When you have two males or two females paired with one another in ballroom, the entire partner dynamic is thrown off. The male is stronger, performing lifts, throws, and other feats of strength while the female is graceful and elegant. Both compliment each other and the dance appears natural and pleasing to the eye. I have seen same sex couple ballroom dance and while both are very good on the individual level, paired together the dance seems awkward.
    It's the same deal (most of the time) when you have over weight contestants appear on these types of shows. And by overweight I don't mean "she could stand to lose 5 pounds" but the borderline obese. Again, while they may be performing the steps well, it looks awkward. You may not notice it, but your brain does.
    Dance pairs males and females together for a reason. And that reason is far from homophobic



  84. 84

    ok lets stop the dramatics..dwts isnt homophobic cuz of this….um..may we remember they have had bi and gay lezzies an gay pple on thi show b…margret cho?
    thats why some networks arent doing well because they put gay stuff everywheere….i 100 support gay mariage and gays but lets be realn the world hasnt changed…if they did this their show that is in the what 12the season would tank..and its rae 4 show 2 have better ratings the more seasons it goes 12 seasons pple why screw with a good thing…and i dont think its wrong 4 a person or network 2 look out 4 itself..they are a bizness out 2 make money…nothing wrong with that….and what about the dancers on the show rights? perez…why make theese pple loose their jobs…by getting the show canceled just 2 make a"statement that wouldnt work anyway..pple are gonna beleive whatever they want no changing that but doing this would put 100's of employess out of work on this show….not everything needs 2 be a statement..this is simpl a nice show wh change it now after 12 seasons..greys anatomy rating r down bc of their gay storyline



  85. 85

    Re: Petit_bebe_troll – I would love to play with you. i am also thirteen. my name is paradis. what is your name?



  86. 86

    oh shit! now theres two trolls. i know a game you can play you'll need a cup



  87. 87

    Re: Sheriff Rusty – We are bff!



  88. 88

    Re: truthabove – well good I'm happy for you maybe now you'll stop insulting everybody. have fun!



  89. 89

    Re: Sheriff Rusty – Insuliting???
    What the fuck does that mean??
    I am a very nice person and i always treat people with love and respect, asshole!!



  90. 90

    Re: Sheriff Rusty – i meant insulting??
    What do i need a cup for??



  91. 91

    Re: truthabove – this post really made me laugh out loud. look up 2 girls 1 cup. have a great life. if you weren't so filled with hate you might actually turn out ok



  92. 92

    Re: truthabove – I just wanted to say that although I may not agree with your views on homosexuality, you have a right to your opinion just as I do. However, I do not think that means you can be mean and cruel towards them. Just because you don't agree with something doesn't mean that you have to be rude. Name-calling is just completely immature, and your facts don't make any sense. If you have an opinion on something, make sure you have good reasons for it. And also, people being gay does not affect your life in any way so why should it bug you so much. How about you worry about you own life and your own issues?