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DWTS' Opening Segment about Criticism of Celebrities Draws Mixed Reactions — What Fans Had to Say

Olowokandi Fiyin
Oct 06, 2020
11:31 A.M.
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Week 4 of "Dancing with the Stars" opened with a hilarious segment that saw the celebrities criticizing the judges. Unfortunately, the stunt didn't sit too well with fans.


Tuesday night's episode of season 29 of "Dancing with the Stars" brought along an unusual twist that got fans wagging their tongue on social media.

Following the tradition of "DWTS," week 4 kicked off with a hilarious comedy sketch segment that saw the celebrities air their criticism about the judges.

"Dancing with the Stars" all-new celebrity cast were ready to hit the ballroom floor on March 21, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images



The funny clip, a public service announcement from celebrities who don't like criticism, showed the contestants air their grievances about the judges' comments. The stars described the remarks as a problem that affected dancers' performance and went on to list statements that hurt them.

[Tyra Banks] made a costly mistake when she said the wrong names. 


AJ McLean spoke about judge Bruno Tonioli comparing him to Vin Diesel while Nev Schulman complained about Derek Hough's comments on his chest hair. Nevertheless, the stars promised to come out victorious and show the panelists who is the boss.


The hilarious segment was watched over 44,00 times but drew mixed reactions from fans of the dancing competition who took to Twitter to air their opinions. While some loved it, others thought it was uncalled for and bashed the show. A fan who sided with the latter wrote:

"That "Celebrities Who Don't Like Criticism" mock ad was cringe-worthy. It's not criticism, it's feedback. Don't be so whiny. Take the advice and learn."


Another user who supported the sentiment used a series of cry emojis to depict her disappointment at the opening. However, others didn't take it seriously and praised the crew for coming up with something so hilarious.


After the opening segment, the ABC reality show kicked off with Nelly and Daniella Karagach's paso doble to DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win." Each pair of contestants performed different dance styles, but it was Skai Jackson and Alan Bersten's rendition that truly stood out. 


The Disney child star paid tribute to her late co-star Cameron Boyce with a heartwarming Foxtrot to John Legend's "Ordinary People." Explaining her decision, she said  in a pre-taped video:

"I want this dance to be dedicated to Cameron, who was a really close friend of mine and co-star. He was in my life for half of my life, which was crazy. We built up this bond for years and years."


The touching performance earned a whopping 28 points from the judges, giving them the highest score of the night and putting them in the top 10 for the season.


After the 2-hour-long performances, it was time for host Tyra Banks to announce the top 10 and last contestant in the bottom two. Unfortunately, the renowned model made a costly mistake when she said the wrong names. 


Banks declared Anne Heche and her pro partner Keo Motsepe alongside Vernon Davis and Peta Murgatroyd as the pair with the least votes. However, Monica Aldama and Valentin Chmerkovskiy were supposed to join Heche and not Davis and his partner.

Upon realizing her mistake, the model called back Aldama and her partner, begging them to return to the stage. She apologized, noting that it was an error from the control room as they gave her wrong cards. Tyra managed to handle the mishap graciously, but that didn't stop fans from bashing her on social media.