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After wardrobe malfunction, “Sorry! Jesus!” should kids watch “Dancing With the Stars?”

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ABC-TV’s “Dancing With the Stars” went from “PG-13″ to “R” Monday night as guest dancer Nancy Grace’s dress couldn’t contain her endowments, then singer Chynna Phillips cussed on the air.

Already the show was pushing the edges of family-appropriate viewing as it showcased transexual Chaz Bono — known until recently as Sonny and Cher’s lesbian daughter Chastity. Also dancing this season is Carson Kressley, the openly gay male star of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” a cable show in which heterosexual males are given fashion tips by homosexual fashion professionals.

The show had considered pairing Kressley with a fellow male dance partner.

“We thought about it,” the show’s executive producer Conrad Green told the website E! Online.

So, how much of this does a parent want to explain to their bewildered five-year-old?

Green has been quoted in the Hollywood Reporter about a public backlash regarding the show’s including Chaz. The show’s message boards have been flooded with protests, alleging producers have a pro-homosexual agenda.

In terms of child-inappropriate sensuality, the program has oozed with it from its first season — with lots of skin and erotic moves.

But perhaps it went over the edge Monday.

“In a fit of frustration at her inability to instantly master the jive,” reported Time magazine, “Chynna Phillips declared,  “Sorry! Jesus! I have to curse!’ Jesus must have minded a little, because Chynna and her partner Tony flailed, falling from their frontrunner position and delivering a modest performance that placed them in the middle of the pack.”

“Week two of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ verily simmered with the sizzling sensation of forbidden fruit,” wrote another fan website.

During Nancy Grace’s performance with dancer Tristan McManus, her flimsy dress couldn’t quite contain her bosoms, giving the network audience more than it expected to see of her right breast. In embarrassment, she buried her face in McManus’ shoulder.

As they approached the judges’ table, “On the European version, that would be absolutely fine,” soothed host Tom Bergeron.

Judge Bruno Tonioli couldn’t resist, though, quipping that the performance “was a bit top-heavy at times.”



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Nydia Rivera

    It’s pretty simple–If a parent feels this program is too risqué for their child to don’t want to explain reality, then they shouldn’t let their child watch.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Donna

    IT HAS BECOME VERY SEXUAL DANCING. WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE TIME HONORED DANCES?? NO, I DO NOT BELIEVE CHILDREN SHOULD WATCH IT AS IT IS NOW.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment kate

    Life happens, instead of the scimpy outfits, let’s focus on hard work, fun and people learning to work through the stuggles before than. If you don’t like what or who is on a show, I believe that there is another channel to check out, as long as I can remember there has been an on/off switch.A mind is a hoorible think to waste, keep it open like a parachute. The only way I know that either work.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment ola

    In my own opinion, Nancy’s dress is the best so far I’ve seen in this show (I don’t really like watching it because of provocative way of dressing of the dancers.Every other dancers expose 3/4 of their body but for Nancy, though not very good but scored more on my own scale. Look at the lady in pink/purple sitting behind Nancy (when she was been interviewed while waiting to hear her score (breast exposed)Why should Nancy be crucified.
    Greater % of Americans not only the Hollywood
    people dress the same.I think it is high time parents stand up to their responsibility, it is not only this show (dancing with the stars)that parents should be concerned about/with but 95% of TV shows and commercials. Not only should they be bothered after the so- called wardrobe malfunction but should have been (concerned) long before now. Some mothers do encourage their young girls to dress “sexy” america has exchanged the word BEAUTIFUL for sexy.Isn’t that a shame.Wake up america before our future (the children) is ruined.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Austin

    Parents and children now scramble to get the best seat in the living room to watch dancing with the stars. I stopped by in a friend’s house to pick up a profile and sat down to put finishing touches on his computer before printing the final copy. And here comes the wife and three kids aged between 7 and 12 rushing to take seats with their home work assignments on their laps. I could not figure the sudden excitement until the show began. My friend who should be working with me also joined in watching. Some information I needed from him could not be gotten. In fraustration I left and he did not even notice I had left. As I got into my car to leave I paused to ask if it was proper for parents to sit around to watch such “entertainment” not fit for children of that age. The next day I heard of the “wardrobe malfuntion” from my friend. I felt sorry for my friend and his family because the friend of mine teaches sunday school in his church….to fifth graders. I rest my case.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min.

    Although the show has to make money, I had hoped that DWTS would be mostly about true ballroom dancing, and not be diverted into other matters of doubtful value to the general audience.
    Until things settle down there with the producers and those responsible for the program’s style and content, I’m just going to be doing something more productive for now on on Monday evenings . . .

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment cynthia

    why must everything be considered as sexual?if “they” are not engaging in sex then let it go. As for Chaz and Carson let that hate go. God does not need our help in telling him what to think. if all creatures are gifts from above, then why pick certain ones to vilify. live your life the way you want to be treated. no one is perfect. there is only one that is perfect,and,that one is not speaking but watching how you treat others.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Phil

    What’s the big deal, if you consider yourselves to be good parents then use your best judgement when deciding if your children should see a certain program or not. You can’t stop the world from turning. Live and let live, please.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Fe Zulueta

    I am a ballroom dance teacher and a performer as well. I have won in 2 international dance competitions in 2009. I am a Christian. Dancing is an art as well as a passion for most people like me. Showing the art of dancing in a competition like Dancing with the Stars I believe is meant to showcase talents which can be developed and it should embody that character and purpose. Should children be allowed to watch it? Certainly not. children emulate and immitate adults, they should not imitate what they see in the show because these are mature actions. The inclusions of transgenders in the show perhaps will not be an issue if viewership will be limited only for mature audiences.We should not as an audience judge others for what they are, we should just watch them as contestants performing an art form. How the performers dress and the mishaps that happens is the performer’s lookout. When there is a mishap, it simply means they have the wrong wardrobe and the wrong wardrobe consultant.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Fe Zulueta

    I am a Christian, but I have a passion for ballroom dancing. I have competed and won in 2 international ballroom competitions. DWTS is an exciting program as it showcases talents that are honed to performance level.That is how it should be viewed. We as audiences should not judge the contestants for who they are but for how they perform. But I agree that the show requires mature outlook and whenever there are children watching,parental/mature guidance is a must. The producers must also encourage their contestants appropriate atttire. Ballroom dancing is also a sport, with rules during competition. So when done in a social setting it must closely adhere to the standards set forth by the dance they are performing. Dance costumes are meant to be designed for the ease of performing certain dance routines, not to provoke sexual inuendos. There are only 2 dances with the theme “seduction and rejection”, they are rumba and international tango. But if these are studied by the contestants, they will see the parameters of the dance theme. I hope that the producers will listen to comments so they can embody a program of talents and decency.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment George Wilberg

    Ah the new heights of broadcasting in our ever more “R” rated world. Fine place on Earth we are preparing for our children and our grandchildren. Hey “anything” goes? Sounds like Sodom and Gomorrah as in the Bible. As we leave that terrible place will we in turn look over our shoulder at the destruction of this evil place and in turn become pillars of salt like Lots wife? Who knows?

  • http://None Patsy Davis

    My name is Patsy Davis and I live in Charlotte, N.C. I think that children should not be allowed to watch “Dancing With The Stars” because some of the outfits both the men and women wear during this show are risque’ and should not be viewed by children. Also, those people who bring their children to the show, should stop doing so. It doesn’t matter whether children are viewing this program or are actually in the audience, they should not be allowed to see this program.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment ghinhee

    The TV set has an on and an off button and many channel buttons. Simple.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Evonne Swift Todd

    Enough is enough. Parents should speak up and write ABC network.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Silvy

    I don’t belive you will be ok with this programm, if you are at christian!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment J. Crilley

    I heard the comment as “Sorry, Jesus, I have to curse” not as Sorry, Jesus I have to curse. Neither is appropriate but it does give a different meaning.
    I have not cared for the pro gay movement in this program either. The merits of the theme would carry the show without this.
    However, I have to marvel at the level of athleticisim and mental dicipline displayed by both the pros and the guests.
    As for the costumes, yes they do go too far, but I doubt the guests have much control over that.
    I don’t see this program as a “kids” show whether or not these issues were there. There is very little I allow my visiting granddaughter to view on TV these days, and most of what I see, including the sports, offends me, most to the point I won’t watch it either except to note the sponsors so I can avoid their products.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Mary

    I decided as an adult not to watch this season’s shows. The reason: a video of Chaz whining about his knees and then saying “oh, well, the dancing is secondary to my cause!” His cause of course is transgendered, gay, etc. I thought the show was the DANCING! I guess we now differently now, and right out of one of the contestant’s mouths.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Mary

    Oh, sorry, I forgot to mention that my youngest “child” is almost 20 years old. It is up to her whether she wants to watch, and she refuses. I think she will be the kind of mother that will watch out for her children and not let them see things that are too adult.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Kurt Zerby

    Are you kidding me???? You are just now addressing whether this show is appropriate or not? This show has never been what anybody with Christian ethics/morals/beliefs should be watching. It always full of sexual content, barely dressed women, sexual acts, etc. My wife loves this show, and I have always protested, however she has now stopped watching as well. Too bad it took the latest twist to get so many to see the show for what it is.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Rose Davey

    Dancing With The Stars isn’t fit for anyone to watch, certainly not for a child. I’ve never seen the show, only the commercials for it. What a disgrace! I cannot believe that “Mainstream America” approves of this ungodly show. Producers stuff this kind of disgusting behaviour down people’s throats, and gullible people swallow it whole!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Sandy Pritchard

    I no longer watch this show. It has gone too far and no longer is entertaining but offensive.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment JMARRA

    AS A BALLROOM DANCER, I NATURALLY HAVE BEEN A DANCING WITH THE STARS FAN SINCE THE BEGINNING , EVEN GOING AS FAR AS DVR-ING AND DVD-ING EVERY EPISODE. I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE ELIMINATION SHOWS THAT CONTAIN VARIED ARTIST AND MUSICIANS, INCLUDING THE PROFESSIONAL DANCERS THAT DANCE TO THOSE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES.WHEN I READ THE LINE-UP FOR THE SHOW, NATURALLY I THOUGHT I WOULD BOYCOTT THE SHOW, BUT I ACTUALLY FOUND MYSELF DRAWN IN, AGAIN. AS FOR CHAZ, YOU CANNOT CONTROLL A PERSONS STRONG BELIEF THAT HE OR SHE IS OR ISN’T WHAT GOD HAS CREATED THEM TO BE. WE CAN ONLY PRAY FOR THEM TO MAKE PEACE WITH GOD.THOSE WHO GLAMOR HOMOSEXUALITY ON TV ARE THE SAME ONES THAT WATCH REALITY TV AND FIND IT ENTERTAINING. CARSON IS A SWEET PERSON AND FUNNY, AND YOU CAN’T HELP BUT TO LIKE HIM AS A HUMAN BEING. WE ALL HAVE TO GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF OUR LIVES BEFORE GOD SOMEDAY. THE GOOD THING ABOUT THE DVR IS THAT IF I DO NOT LIKE A PART OF THE SHOW , I JUST SKIP OVER IT. THE DANCING IS TO THE EXTREME,. COMPARED TO WHEN I GO TO THE BALLROOM TO DANCE, BUT THAT’S TV. I USED TO WATCH AMERICA’S BALLROOM CHALLENGE ON PBS AND IT IS EXTREME ALSO. AS FOR CHILDREN, IT IS A DECISION ONLY THE PARENT COULD MAKE BASED ON THE UNDERSTANDING AND MATURITY OF THE CHILD. IT IS ALSO A GOOD TEACHING TOOL ABOUT THE WORLD IN WHICH WE LIVE AND THE CHANGES TAKING PLACE ALL AROUND US. ALMOST EVERY TV SHOW AND MOVIE HAS AT LEAST ONE OR MORE HOMOSEXUAL OR LESBIEN CHARACTER IN THEM. PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE PROVIDING HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES IN MOVIES AND SUPPORT THEM AT THE BOX OFFICE. IT’S SUPPY AND DEMAND, SO LETS ASK FOR THESE HEALTHY CHOICES.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment keri

    There is very little on tv now that children can watch and this another that is on the forbidden list. Its almost best now that kids just don’t watch tv at all.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment jackie

    I personally feel that some of the dressing is sligtly inapporate for fear it will all fall out but as far as the dancing goes i’m sure God would not have given that talent if he ment it to be bad. They danced at the wedding in Canon too. also drink wine,

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Dani

    I totally agree it is not a family show anyomre. I always thought of ABC with more class then they have these days. I am not watching it at all this season.

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