Dancing with the Stars fans are upset over the elimination of Backstreet Boys performer AJ McLean and his professional partner Cheryl Burke just one week shy of the Season 29 semifinals. The duo ended their journey on the ballroom floor after an "Icons Night" tribute to Queen frontman Freddie Mercury where they performed a Viennese Waltz and a dance-off with a Jive against Olympian Johnny Weir.
Fans shared their feelings in the comments section of an Instagram post by the series that featured the dancing twosome.
"Yooooo poor AJ man. he gives it his all & I felt so bad for him. Awwww," exclaimed a second viewer.
"So sad. That this wasn't his best dance. Also, the judges are being so harsh on him," penned a third Instagram user.
"I think he messed up because of the pressure and everything. They all had to learn two dances and it's overwhelming. Before you guys start hating on the couple, try going through what they are experiencing right now dancing in front of live tv and everything. AJ and Cheryl did a wonderful job we love them and I support them," remarked a fourth fan.