US Dancing with the Stars host wants politics kept out of show
Tom Bergeron criticises DWTS casting Sean Spicer because viewers look to "a two hour escape from whatever life hassles you've been wrestling with."
Should politics be allowed to encroach upon TV entertainment shows when viewers are looking for escapism?
That’s the question raised by US Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron who has publicly disagreed with producers after they cast former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on the upcoming season.
“For me as a host, I always gaze into the camera’s lens and imagine you on the other side, looking for a two hour escape from whatever life hassles you’ve been wrestling with,” he tweeted.
Some thoughts about today pic.twitter.com/aCQ4SHrGCI
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) August 21, 2019
Australia’s Dancing with the Stars featured Pauline Hanson, while ex politicians have featured on various other reality shows including I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, First Contact and Go Back to Where You Came From.
Bergeron’s tweet has generated nearly 3000 replies so far and over 6000 “likes.”