The show is including Chaz Bono, which is a welcome addition of a transgender person to the ballroom.
But will they ever incorporate a same-sex couple?
The show came closest to actualizing a gay duo just moments ago, when they considered putting Carson Kressley with a man.
But they rethought it!
Yep, they pas-de-deuxdied right out of that possibility.
Says exec producer Conrad Green:
“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.”
Oh, please! If blacks still had to use separate bathrooms, would you go along with that, too?
And corporate CEOs are “usually” men. Does that mean a female one would be not something you can get behind?
And truth be told, it’s not just a matter of “there are same-sex couples” out there.
There are TONS of amazing gay couples spinning around the floor with way more élan than Bristol Palin and her patient male.
A gay couple I saw at an Edison Ballroom competition last year was eye-poppingly good and told me they travel the world dazzling audiences and judges on a regular basis.
Yep, the gay ballroom scene is so big it’s almost as noticeable as Marie Osmond fainting for the cameras.
Why doesn’t Dancing just admit that they’re wusses who are afraid of a little controversy rather than hiding behind some larger arena’s homophobia as an excuse?
The dance they’re doing around this issue is appalling.
Why not lead the public instead of clumsily following them?