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DWTS' Tom Bergeron Seemingly Calls Out ABC Over Sean Spicer Casting

DWTS' Tom Bergeron Seemingly Calls Out ABC Over Sean Spicer Casting

Tom Bergeron is seemingly not happy about Dancing with the Stars‘ choice to cast Sean Spicer, Donald Trump‘s former White House press secretary.

While not directly naming Spicer by name, Tom released a statement that speaks about “party affiliations” and the “exhausting political climate.”

“A few months ago, during a lunch with DWTS‘ new Executive Producer, I offered suggestions for Season 28. Chief among them was my hope that DWTS, in its returning following an unprecedented year-long hiatus, would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from ANY party affiliations. I left that lunch convinced we were in agreement. Subsequently (and rather obviously), a decision was made to, as we often say in Hollywood, ‘go in a different direction.’ It is the prerogative of the producers, in partnership with the network, to make whatever decisions they feel are in the best long term interests of the franchise. We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call. I’ll let it to them to answer any further questions about those decisions,” Tom posted in a statement.

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