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Lois Oladejo
Sep 23, 2020
08:25 A.M.
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“Dancing With The Stars” fans furiously revolt on social media as former NBA star Charles Oakley gets eliminated from the show in place of “Tiger King’s” Carole Baskin.


“Dancing With The Stars” fans were forced to say goodbye to former NBA player Charles Oakley at the end of the second week of the show. The show host Tyra Banks revealed that Oakley and “Tiger King’s” Carole Baskin were in the bottom two. She explained:

“Again, it is going to be up to the judges to save one of these couples and keep them in the competition.”

Former NBA player Charles Oakley and his dance partner, Emma Slater, during the eviction show on "Dancing With The Stars". | Photo: YouTube/Dancing With The Stars


Baskin and her partner, Pasha Pashkov, along with Oakley and his partner, Emma Slater, were the two couples in jeopardy. If two of the judges were divided, the third judge would have to make the deciding vote.

Banks informed the judges that they were supposed to cast their votes judging from the two weeks of dancing thus far. Ann Inaba, the first judge to vote, chose to save Baskin while Bruno Tonioli went with Oakley.


The breaking vote was cast by the third judge, Derek Hough, who voted to keep Baskin on the show, sending the 56-year-old former NBA player home.

Following the episode was an influx of complaints about the decision made. Many social media users felt that Oakley and his partner deserved to stay.


A Twitter user wrote that Oakley had been “robbed,” while another user was furious, claiming that Baskin had performed horribly throughout both weeks and did not even try. Another tweet accused the show of being rigged, saying that Baskin should have been the eliminated contestant.

The former host graciously kept things classy despite being booted off the show.


Another user wrote that she would never make such a decision and topped off her dissatisfaction with green face disgust emojis.

The second week was not only capped off by Oakley and Slater’s exit, but also by an incredible show of strength by Kaitlyn Bristowe. Bristowe danced a fantastic foxtrot routine with her partner Artem Chigvintsev, despite having sustained an ankle injury.


This season of “Dancing With The Stars” has only just begun and due to the pandemic, has introduced many unusual additions and subtractions.

The show returned for its 29th season on September 14 and with a new host, Tyra Banks, in place of Tom Bergeron, who hosted the show for many seasons.


The former host graciously kept things classy despite being booted off the show after many years of service. The new season was also fitted with many other changes, including a scrapped live audience, as well as isolation of all the dancing contestants.

Although fans are still furious about the week’s ending, they continue to look forward to the next week of “Dancing With The Stars.”