Boy, Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy has had one heck of a week!
After Maksim lashed out at judges on Monday night’s episode of Dancing with the Stars, some of his co-stars like Lacey Schwimmer and Chaz Bono supported his outburst, but other dancing pro Derek Hough seemed to side with the judges.
“Sometimes you do take things personally…I did that one time with Shannon Elizabeth. I went off. And I thought, ‘Oh my goodness, I can’t ever do that again!’ I felt like the judges have been incredibly generous this season so I was surprised,” Derek said.
In an interview on Good Morning America Wednesday, Maksim responded to Derek’s comments. ”Derek Hough has been very supportive of his personal career on the show. When you say judges have been generous, with all due respect, if I had Nicole Scherzinger followed by Jennifer Grey followed by Ricki Lake, I probably would not be very upset with the judges either,” he said.
“One thing I’m not going to embrace is pointing fingers and disrespectful remarks,” Maksim explained. “Why are judges allowed to compare us to animals and point their fingers and we can’t say we’re work and show our opinion?”
Okay. Newsflash, Maksim. You are on a competition show. You are going to be criticized. I’m so sick of your attitude. Good luck getting votes! (and this is coming from a diehard Dancing with the Stars fan)