TV ratings juggernaut Dancing with the Stars is gay gay gay -- pop music cover songs, shirtless boys dancing, sequins everywhere, and Margaret Cho in a pride flag dress, just to name a few. And after the Israeli version of the show added a same-sex (female) couple this year, rumours started to fly that the US would do the same for its spring 2011 cycle.
Out actress Portia de Rossi was in talks to appear on the next season of the show, and has now decided not to.
So with Portia bowing out, ABC has decided not to go forward with a same-sex couple, according to http://www.popeater.com/. Really, ABC, there wasn't another gay or straight actor or actress who wanted to do this? Its not sex, folks, it's dancing. Anyone can dance with anyone.
With all the focus on anti-gay bullying, and gay teen suicides, and the controversy of DADT, wouldn't this be a terrific step forward and a great conversation starter? Is ABC afraid of controversy? Hell, they put Bristol Palin on the show!