'DWTS' Season 17 Casting Rumor Is Going to Make a WHOLE Lot of People Angry

DWTSSeason 17 of Dancing With the Stars may have a shocking star in the mix when it comes on this fall. The show, which is no stranger to controversy (think Bristol Palin and Kate Gosselin), is courting none other than the embattled chef of fatty cuisine herself: Paula Deen. Oh boy, let the haters come out.

Deen is being accused of all kinds of horrible things during her reign as the queen of the Food Network. She lost many big endorsements and has been forced to apologize for her past and all the racist things she said. She is also accused of running a business where her employees didn't feel safe and of planning a "slave themed" wedding. Classy lady, right? Yuck, yuck, and yuck.

Of course, she would get HUGE ratings, but is that always worth it?

As a fan of DWTS and NOT a fan of Paula Deen, I find this whole notion a little offensive. Why does she need to be on the show? What role does she really serve?

This is such a clear ploy for ratings (assuming it's true), it's almost laughable. This scandal isn't two years ago. It's now. Shouldn't they at least let the lawsuits all be settled before putting her on a national show dedicated to dancing? Doesn't that seem a little shallow?

Kate Gosselin and Bristol Palin were controversial, but they weren't offensive. They weren't engaged in illegal activities or spewing hateful slurs. Those are different things. Personally, I like DWTS to be a little controversial. I like the drama, but this? This is over the top.

It's just too soon, people. Let's give it a year, let things shake out, and then maybe have her on (maybe). It's not like she is some kind of known dancer. This is entirely for ratings and it's a huge disappointment. Don't do it ABC!

Do you think Paula Deen would be good on DWTS?

 

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LostS... LostSoul88

If people get angry over that then they need to rethink their lives. There is so much out there to be angry over then some stupid bigot on a damn TV show. 

Marcey Moore

Sorry I do not see the big deal with Paula Dean I like her and she has been trying ti make things right. Also to say that Bristol Palin was not offensive is wrong she is. I feel it is offensive to promote teen pregnancy!!!!

Bob Roth

I believe Paula Deen would be great on the show. I also believe that people need to get over what she said many years ago. I do not know of anyone that has a past that is so perfect they can judge her for what she did. People see their mistakes, say they are sorry and then move on. I think she is being vilified way too much for past actions. We all make mistakes, God forgives us, why can't we forgive each other.

nonmember avatar Sandy

almost as if its okay though to have a rapper on that uses all their racial terms in their music, because they are hip?

Donnie Jarwin

This is so stupid. I'm really beginning to lose respect for Paula Dean. She gives blubbering interviews, and now goes on DWTS? Enough Paula. Take a backseat to fame and fortune.

Becky Bartlett Bender

I THINK THAT PAULA DEEN WOULD MAKE A GREAT CONTESTANT. I HOPE THAT THEY ASK HER.

nonmember avatar Becky Miracle

I think its a shame that this lady in true southern form made a mistake 30 some odd yrs ago and other idiots and i use the word loosely in Hollywood can rant and rave and phyically go after people and it is worte off as nothing. When you listen to paula dean she shows you her heart. If you condemn her you need to call out anyone who use that word!!! It should not be ok on any trems!!

nonmember avatar Becky Miracle

I think its a shame that this lady in true southern form made a mistake 30 some odd yrs ago and other idiots and i use the word loosely in Hollywood can rant and rave and phyically go after people and it is worte off as nothing. When you listen to paula dean she shows you her heart. If you condemn her you need to call out anyone who use that word!!! It should not be ok on any trems!!

Ellen Carter

I think you are full of crap. I will gladly watch and promote DWTS. I have watched since the beginning, have only missed 1 show. I haven't liked all the contestants. In fact I have found a few offensive and whiney (Wendy Williams). When that young rapper was replaced by his idiot obnoxious father whose name escapes me. Kate Gosselin was a joke.

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