12:28 pm - 11/13/2012

Another one Bites the Dust: Gymnast Shawn Johnson’s Cultural Appropriation "Jungle Fever" Dance

Dancing With the Stars

On Monday, the stars performed in a dance trio with a pro already eliminated. Mark Ballas -- who helped Johnson win the glitter ball trophy in Season 8 -- joined Johnson and Hough. 

Their samba, with elements of tribal dance, featured a pelvis-rocking Johnson in a faux tribal sequined bikini, while both male partners were shirtless, to screams from the crowd.

Goodman said if he was an audience member he would have cheered, but he was judging the samba and the choreography was self-indulgent. "There was very little samba content. If you go home tomorrow, don't blame me."

Tonioli said as art the dance was fantastic. "Creatively, it was outstanding, but even I have to admit there was very little samba."

Full YouTube video w/ rehearsal footage.

greenfairy_87 13th-Nov-2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
It reminds me how much I love the scene from Forgetting Sarah Marshall when she tells her bf, "Let me tell you something about those tattoos--that is Buddhist, that is Nordic, that is Hindu, they are completely conflicting ideologies, and that does not make you a citizen of the world, it makes you full of shit!"
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