Many fans of “Dancing With the Stars” say they’re refusing to watch the show now that it’s moved to Disney Plus and because the producers haven’t fired host Tyra Banks.
This is what they say:
On the official “Dancing With the Stars” Facebook page, fans are upset that they don’t know who the most “stars” are and that the show is on Disney Plus and still hosts Tyra Banks.
“So you have Wayne [Brady], who will definitely win because… have you seen him perform yet?! And then there’s a former Charlie’s Angel, Selma Blair who everyone knows, and Jordan Sparks, known for ‘American Idol’. Besides them, the rest are either Z-listers or were never-listers. Not a very exciting lineup and just putting on Disney+ is a BAD idea,” wrote one fan.
Another fan wrote: “I’ve been watching DWTS for years. Not anymore. As an older person I don’t ‘stream’. ABC & Disney don’t care about older loyal viewers who are only interested in the younger one. Who probably doesn’t know who one of the participants!”
“Lol, and who are these people?? I’ve heard three of them, and seriously, Wayne Brady is sure to win, because he’s a man of amazing talent!” wrote a third fan.
“This used to be my favorite. What a disappointment. This show has been on a downward spiral since Tyra showed up – Now it just crashed and burned my eyes,” wrote a fourth fan.
A fifth fan wrote: “My mom is 102 and loves the show but can’t afford Disney. You should be ashamed.”
‘I’m not going to look. Tyra, Disney, forget it,” another fan wrote on Facebook.
Another fan added: “I won’t watch anymore. because you screwed up and took it off the regular station. Outraged.”
Some fans on Facebook think that if they complain enough and boycott the show, the Disney Corporation will bring the show back to ABC.
“Why isn’t anyone listening at Disney and ABC?? A lot of people don’t watch because we don’t want to subscribe to any streaming service! Please put it back on regular TV next season!” wrote a fan.
Another fan said they are already subscribed to Disney Plus but still don’t want to watch, writing: “Have Disney Plus but still don’t watch until ABC listens to the viewers and replaces Tyra. With Alfonso on, Tyra has more attention for himself. So sad that this show has now become the Tyra Banks show. It should be about the stars and the great dancers.”
There’s even a Change.org petition about bringing the show back to ABC, which reads:
In the comments, fans are all expressing the feeling that the show “belongs on ABC” and that they “will not be held hostage” by Disney Plus to watch “Dancing With the Stars.”
“Dancing With the Stars” returns for its 31st season on Monday, September 19 on Disney Plus.
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