Someone please, please help me understand Dancing with the Stars.
I. Am. Begging. You.
I sooooooo do not get it.
When the show first aired I thought for sure it would get canceled immediately. The whole idea of washed-up, B-list stars dancing badly? Who would watch that?
Now 11 seasons into it, and they’re not washed-up stars anymore. They were NEVER stars to begin with.
They’re not even on the D-List with Kathy Griffin. They’re way, way down at, like, W.
Bristol Palin? NOT A STAR.
The Situation from that inane Jersey Shore show? NOT A STAR.
Apparently the dumbing down of America includes loosening the criteria for qualifying as a star.
Tom Hanks. Star.
Peyton Manning. Star.
Let’s play a little game here. What do all three have in common?
They’ve actually ACCOMPLISHED something. Like creating a media empire, making boatloads of hit movies, and winning Super Bowls. All three are household names. Everyone knows who they are. People idolize them.
I’m sure Bristol is a nice girl. But what has she done? Her mother is famous, but even calling Sarah Palin a star is a pretty big stretch.
When peole wake up in the morning do they say, “Oh, I want to be just like Bristol?” Do people have posters of Bristol Palin hanging on their walls?
Um, yeah, if you do, that’s really creepy. You’re a stalker, and Bristol should be very afraid of you.
Anyway, that Situation idiot from Jersey Shore? First of all, I guess there is a show that’s worse than DWTS. And, oh, my word! Being on reality shows does not make you a star.
How about next season they get Aniston, Clooney, and Beyonce.
Otherwise they need to rename it “Dancing With, You Know, What’s Their Name?”