Every reality show needs a “bad boy,” even ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. Apparently, when NHL player Sean Avery learned he was the Dancing With The Stars Season 17 token “bad boy,” it didn’t settle well with him.
Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff were eliminated in the shocking double elimination round last week on DWTS. After they were given the boot they appeared on Good Morning America, and Sean referenced a disagreement he had with one of the judges and he even went as far as to blame their early elimination on that disagreement. Here’s what Avery had to say on GMA, “I had a conversation with Conrad Green, one of the producers. I was upset at the package they had run the week before. It was a very tacky attempt to show me as the bad boy of Dancing with the Stars. I think in reality TV or any competition, if you have a disagreement with the producers, that seals your fate quite early.”
The Dancing With The Stars powers that be, never went into detail or offered any information on Avery and Smirnoff’s elimination last week, they smoothly passed it off as any other elimination and chalked it up to low votes and poor scores from the judges. According to Radar Online, Sean Avery didn’t just have a disagreement with Green, the website is alleging that he actually called Green up on the phone after seeing his “bad boy” video and told him to “go fuck himself.” The website is also reporting that the DWTS producers feel guilty that Karina got the boot from Season 18 so early, because of her partner’s misbehavior, so they are in talks to make her the guest judge for the rest of the season. (Which is highly unlikely- but stranger things have happened.)
Do you think that Sean Avery really cursed out executive producer Conrad Green and “sealed his fate?” If it was this easy for the producers and judges to oust someone from the show because they weren’t getting along with them, how many of the winners over the last sixteen seasons were actually planted or chose by DWTS producers and judges?