Former NHLer Sean Avery was voted off ABC’s popular reality show Dancing With The Stars after only two week of dancing. Avery and his professional dance partner, Karina Smirnoff, danced a salsa, to samba music for the week two episode of DWTS. Immediately after being voted off, Avery took to Twitter, and teased that he would reveal the “real” reason he was voted off of Dancing With The Stars.As was his habit during his time in the NHL, Avery was sure this was not his fault. Avery laid full blame on the producers of Dancing With The Stars. In an interview with Good Morning America, Avery basically accused the producers of Dancing With The Stars of fixing the competition:
“I think we knew as of probably Monday as of last week our fate was sealed. I had conversation with Conrad Green, I think is 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.’ And I think in reality TV or some sort of competition, if you have a some sort of disagreement with the producers, that seals your fate quite early,”
Ummm, Sean? The producers of Dancing With The Stars did not fabricate anything in that clip. It was you, Mr. Avery, who alienated darn near every other player in the NHL, along with most of the fans that follow the sport of hockey. Your own team mates from the Dallas Stars turned their backs on you, as has been detailed here on Inquisitr. Dancing With The Stars is about ratings and dancing, not about make overs. If the clip that the producers of Dancing With The Stars put together about you was tacky, well, you can’t make a silk purse out of a pig’s ear, Sean.
Apparently, Sean had nothing to say about his ever present scowl and obvious lack of dancing ability. After Avery’s first performance on Dancing With The Stars, judges told him to ‘move those hips’….perhaps Sean thought they told him to move his lips? After his interview on Good Morning America, Avery was involved in another skirmish on Twitter, where fans of Dancing With The Stars accused Avery of being a bad dancer AND a bad loser. Avery’s response, via Twitter, was as classy as ever:
“To all you non-competitive s*** talkers….not being happy about losing is usually a trait successful people carry. I tell it like it is.”
Successful? Kicked out of the NHL and voted off Dancing With Stars, not sure if that is a true definition of successful, Sean. Olympic swimmer Diana Nyad was also voted off last night, in a double elimination. Ms. Nyad apparently did not share Avery’s ill will toward the producers of Dancing With The Stars; if she did, she did well to keep to keep her feelings to herself.