C'mon D.L. Hughley, you shouldn't let things get to you!!
The comedian and his partner Cheryl Burke were spared at last night's elimination as they beat out Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani by one point, which allowed them to stay in the competition.
But after Hughley noticed that the judge's criticism crossed the line, he said they were "bullies," and noted that he doesn't want to be "a verbal punching bag."
Since the dancers don't have mics during the competition, D.L. is upset because he can't tell the judges about themselves when they give him snappy criticism, the stand-up comic said:
"I don't like the idea of somebody having a mic and me not. That to me is cowardly. What did I do? Did I dance so poorly that I made [Len] upset that I get to dance again? This experience is starting to be horrible for me. It's not fun. It's like going to school and the principal has it out for you. I don't need you to help me, just look the other way."
To which judge Len Goodman said:
"I can't get over how kind I've been this season, honestly. I'm normally so much harder…I thought I was a bit generous last night, actually, D.L."
And while competitor Kym Johnson thought what Goodman said was "shocking," Dovolani who was eliminated with Judd noted that he "actually kind of applauded" Len, adding:
"The judges are not there to apologize. The judges say what they say and they mean it. That's what our show is about. They can't take emotions into account."
Hughley is set to compete this Monday on episode four of DWTS, and we're sure we're gonna be in for a treat — or at least a fight!! LOLz
[Image courtesy of Craig Sjodin/ABC.]
Tags: cheryl burke, dancing with the stars, dl hughley, kym johnson, len goodman, tony dovolani, wynonna judd