Sean Spicer Responds To ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Backlash

Ashley (Kimber)

As I mentioned yesterday, Sean Spicer was announced to have joined the contestants on “Dancing with the Stars” this season.

The blue-checkmarked hate IMMEDIATELY swarmed in:

Even the show’s host had ‘thoughts’:

What’s the over/under on him feeling similarly if a member of Obama’s team joined the show?

Yeah. I HIGHLY doubt he’d have the same “thoughts” then.

ABC stands by their decision, however, and has issued a brief statement from executive producer Andrew Llinares: “We’ve got a great and diverse cast. We are excited about the season.”

Sean Spicer has also responded, saying he hopes this experience will be a “politics-free zone.”

“I hope it will be a politics-free zone,” he said. “My hope is that at the end of the season, Tom looks back on this and realizes what a great example it was of being able to bring people of really diverse backgrounds together to have fun with each other, engage in a real civil and respectful way and maybe show millions of Americans how we can get back to that kind of interaction.”

He also mentioned that he and the cast are getting along very well:

“From a cast standpoint, and the pros, we all seemed to hit it off. The criticism wasn’t coming from the cast or the pros — obviously Tom had his opinion — but it’s from the outside. Put it this way: Let’s talk again in November, but not only is it possible, I think it will happen.”

Contestant Karamo Brown, who stars on “Queer Eye,” spoke in defense of his fellow dancer:

“I’m a big believer that if you can talk to someone and meet in the middle, you can learn about each other and help each other both grow.”

Karamo, of course, is also getting insane amounts of hate.

People are awful.