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.

wheresandrae 13th-Nov-2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
when you see people sending death threats to 6 year olds because they play cowboys and Indians

what the fuck
die2nitelive4ev 13th-Nov-2012 06:18 pm (UTC)
my aunt posted a thing on fb about her son playing cowboys and indians with the neighbour, built a tipi out of sheets in the garden etc. Someone she went to school with (mid 30's I'd say) told her her kid should burn like the Indians did so he'd know the fun of mocking them or something. Aunt barely uses the site anymore. so call my racist but that seems like it's gone a little too far in calling him out.

Also I remember in my celeb pic posts someones kid wearing an indian headress, like a little toy one and everyone saying his mother was a disgrace
wheresandrae 13th-Nov-2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
Aggression at children who 1. don't know better and 2. haven't had the chance to educate themselves on why something like that is wrong is fucked up.
die2nitelive4ev 13th-Nov-2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
I know, he just copied those shitty films they play on Sunday afternoon. Like they play soldiers too, no one sat them down and said guns are bad put down the stick.

There's a limit on shaming people guys, there really is!
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