Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has created a media firestorm as he survived for another week on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars competition despite consistently racking up the lowest scores from the judges for his dancing ineptitude.
Spicer’s “success” attracted the attention of The New York Times which is no fan of him or his dancing.
“He hides behind an egregious smile, parting his teeth to make it look as though he’s been caught mid-laugh. That smile seems meant to distract from his plan of attack: never actually performing a dance, but conquering it.”
Sean Spicer's dancing has consistently been the worst on "Dancing With the Stars," our critic says. Yet he's still on. https://t.co/ray0AgpvfF
— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) November 5, 2019
What has undoubtedly helped Spicer has been the support of his former boss President Trump who tweeted to his followers to vote for his former press secretary.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2019
It’s not just the liberal media who aren’t happy with Spicer’s scores. DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba expressed her frustration to Us Weekly about the situation.
“My reaction to Sean being saved, it’s frustrating. There are really great dancers being sent home, but that is part of our show. It’s always been the audience and the judges’ perspective. So I’m not — I can’t be mad at it, but it’s frustrating.”
While ABC doesn’t release the voting results the final scores are weighted evenly between the judges’ scores and fan votes and there is no doubt that Spicer is receiving an inordinate amount of fan votes to survive.