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.

imnotasquirrel 13th-Nov-2012 06:08 pm (UTC)
mark my words derek will win an oscar for the masterpiece that is cobu 3d.
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