In response to a New York Occasions opinion piece criticizing Dancing With the Stars for permitting Sean Spicer to take part, the previous White Home press secretary fired again. The embattled political determine has been shunned with each tv look he is made since stepping away from the rostrum, and his newest enterprise is not any completely different.

Spicer, who served the primary six months below the present White Home administration, was introduced as one of many solid members on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars. Though there have been loads of other recognizable television personalities – like reigning Bachelorette Hannah Brown and Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown – Spicer’s inclusion made essentially the most headlines. Some, reminiscent of New York Occasions‘ James Poniewozik, condemned the choice to present a platform to a person notorious for standing behind a podium. Others, like Karamo, took to Spicer’s protection on Twitter, writing, “Only way things get better is if we try to educate those who have different POV than us.” Host of Dancing with the Stars Tom Bergeron has expressed on Twitter that he was towards Spicer being part of the present for the divisiveness it was prone to trigger.

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In an interview with Mediaite, Spicer sounded unfazed by the wave of criticism that had been shoved his means up to now 24 hours. He mentioned, “This is an opportunity to have some fun.” Nevertheless, some could not agree with that sentiment. Spicer responded to the New York Occasions story, saying, “I’ve by no means actually cared what they assume. I’m not going to care now.”

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Poniewozik’s piece, titled “Do not Let Sean Spicer Faucet-Dance Out of Infamy on ‘Dancing With the Stars,” unsurprisingly did not sit effectively with Spicer. The 47-year-old mentioned of the Occasions creator, “He presupposes that’s what I need. To start with I don’t actually care what he needs or what the New York Occasions needs.” Lastly, Spicer added, “I’m on this as a result of I get pleasure from it. I’m very comfy with who I’m, what I consider and who I help, and that’s it.”

Spicer is now not within the White Home, however his presence on the season has already solid a darkish cloud earlier than the premiere. Although he little question has each supporters and detractors, the mere announcement that he was going to be on the present has taken consideration away from the other interesting competitors. The one factor working in Spicer’s favor, nevertheless, is that given the current political landscape, there is not any scarcity of nationwide tales extra newsworthy than breaking down how effectively Spicer danced the cha-cha.

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Dancing with the Stars premieres September 16 on ABC.

Supply: MediaiteKaramo Brown, New York Times