It would have been awesome if they went ahead and did that.
Dancing with the Stars execs said they considered pairing openly-gay Carson Kressley with a male dance partner. But instead, they opted to team him up with dancing vet Anna Trebunskaya.
Exec producer Conrad Green says:
"We thought about it. We try to follow what happens in real ballroom competitions. That was the original intention of the show. And while we are aware that there are same-sex couples, the competitions are usually mixed-gendered.
It’s a performance, like actors. We don’t think its odd pairing up dancers with incompatible sexual preferences, but based off abilities.
What we try to do is reflect a broad range of the entertainment world in the casting of the show. We're always trying to find new things that people haven't seen, new types of stories and that's what we've been doing this season."
And that's why it would have been really interesting if they partnered Carson with a man. We get that they want to mirror what's happening in the real dancing world, but this sounds like a bit of bullshiz to us.
Would U rather see Carson dance with a man or a woman??
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