“I think this is what it is, and hopefully no one takes it wrong. His [Maksim's] way is hard. We all know about it. If a lady doesn’t like to be treated in a hard way on the dance floor with Maks, then they should tell the producer, ‘I don’t want to get in on this ride. Because I’m scared.’”
This would be Gilles Marini, one of this year’s upcoming stars on Dancing With the Stars all-stars, telling us why Hope Solo’s letting the world know that Maksim Chmerkovskiy (who is a dick and has a damned near impossible-to-type last name) is an abusive, overbearing dunce.
And now, wait. Assuming this is right and real and everything, we’re just supposed to let it be OK because Maksim‘s “way is hard”? Because it involves slapping people around and forcefully bending their physical beings into different positions and that would be why, because there’s just no other way of helping people learn to dance properly? Oh, OK. Now that you put it that way, I suppose it makes all sorts of sense.
On the real, though? First, Maks is lucky that Hope didn’t turn around and punch him in the mouth the first time he did it, because damn. I know that if it were me he decided to manhandle, his next appearance on live television would be complete with a black eye and fewer teeth.
As for the show’s producers, this kind of imposing attitude is alright because everyone knows about it? And everyone goes along with it because that’s just the way it’s always been? That’s nice, ABC networks. I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised, though—this is the network that allowed Chris Brown to perform on Good Morning America just a couple months after he beat the piss out of Rihanna, but told Adam Lambert he was too gay for their audiences.
I hope for this douche’s sake that these allegations aren’t true—and if they aren’t, then maybe someone should tell Gilles Marini that running his mouth doesn’t make him the frontrunner to win in this year’s circus of washed-up hasbeens who allow themselves to be exploited by crap television networks who SUCK.