Dancing With the Stars: Sean Spicer Responds to Casting Backlash, Hopes for 'Politics-Free Zone' in Season 28

TVLine | 8/22/2019 | Rebecca Iannucci
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Despite significant criticism of his casting on Dancing With the Stars, Sean Spicer wants his time in the ballroom to spark “civil and respectful” discourse.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the former White House press secretary — whose presence on Season 28 prompted swift backlash on social media Wednesday — said that he hopes the ABC series will be a “politics-free zone,” regardless of his ties to the Trump administration.

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“My hope is that at the end of the season, [DWTS host] Tom [Bergeron] 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,” Spicer said.

Shortly after Spicer’s casting was announced, Bergeron was among those who expressed concern with his presence on the show, revealing in a lengthy Twitter post that he had hoped Season 28 “would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings...
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