Dancing With The Stars Producers: Bruno Does Not Have to Apologize

Michael Bolton was eliminated from Dancing With the Stars this week after earning a measly 11 points for a Jive that was, well, check it out after the jump. It was easily the worst performance of the night. But was it the worst Jive in all 11 season of Dancing with the Stars? Judge Bruno Tonioli thought so, and minced no words in describing the offensive routine.

The viewing public agreed with the judges, and didn’t vote to save him. An obviously miffed Michael Bolton was eliminated last night, and didn’t keep his displeasure to himself, calling Bruno “inappropriate and disrespectful” in an off-stage chat with Brooke Burke.

Bolton was still mad this morning, telling peeps at Good Morning America that Bruno owes him an apology.  The DWTS producers, however, disagree. They released the following statement today:

“Bruno’s role as a judge is to give his honest opinions on the quality of the dances he’s judging, which is what he did in this case. While we respect the feelings of our celebrities and our dancers, we don’t feel Bruno should be expected to apologize for doing his job.”

Bolton’s  a big boy. He signed up for DWTS for the exposure. The controversy will probably help him more than hurt him. By now, anybody who signs up for a reality show should know they could be at the mercy of producers who will do anything for a controversial TV moment. It’s not like Bruno personally attacked him, made fun of his hair or his crappy music career.   He said his dancing sucked donkey balls, which it pretty much did.

What do you think? Does Bruno owe Bolton an apology?

Videos after the JUMP…

Michael & Chelsie dance the Jive-Bruno rips it to shreds

Not shown: Bruno gives it a 3, Carrie Ann and Len a 4 for a total of 11 points

Michael Bolton calls Bruno “Inappropriate and Disrespectful” during Tuesday Results show

Michael Bolton Demands Apology from Bruno on GMA

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