Chmerkovskiy drops 'f-bomb' on 'DWTS' judge
Unlike a few weeks ago when he caused a stir with some bold on-air comments, Maksim Chmerkovskiy managed to bite his tongue this week on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ -- well, at least until after the show.
On Monday night’s performance episode, while Chmerkovskiy and his partner, soccer star Hope Solo, were receiving critique for their Argentine tango, judge Carrie Ann Inaba made a comment about Chmerkovskiy’s reaction.
“You can smile like that, Maks, it’s okay,” she said.
Looking taken aback, he replied with, “It has nothing to do with me.”
He didn’t hold back once the show was over, however, and didn’t mince words backstage when asked about Inaba.
"F**k Carrie Ann, next question," Chmerkovskiy said to reporters with a laugh, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "I think Carrie Ann has an issue. I don't know what it is but I would love to know so we can address it. As of now, I have no clue what the hell she was talking about."
Solo said she thought the judges had wanted to get them kicked off since day one -- a comment she also made earlier on the show.
It’s not the first time Chmerkovskiy has mixed it up verbally with the judges. Just a few episodes earlier, when judge Len Goodman called Solo’s Rumba her worst dance of the season, Chmerkovskiy replied by saying not all the dancers were being judged on the same criteria and that perhaps Goodman should consider changing careers.
He also told co-host Brooke Burke in the ‘DWTS’ skybox that it was “his show” and that he helped make it what it was.
Chmerkovskiy had been tight-lipped since the incident until his candid remark backstage on Monday night.
Inaba and the other judges have never said they want the 31-year-old and his partner off the show, but Chmerkovskiy and Solo scored the lowest of all of the other teams, behind third-place J.R. Martinez and Rob Kardashian and Ricki Lake, who are tied for first-place.
Does this mean Chmerkovskiy and Solo will not be heading to next week’s final dance-off? Or can their fans rally to save them?
Find out Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. ET when the results are announced live on CTV.
Want to see if Inaba’s comment was out of line? Watch Monday night’s episode of “Dancing With the Stars” here.
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