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Carrie Ann Inaba: 'DWTS' Should Have Same-Sex Couples! (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 18th 2010 7:11AM
Carrie Ann Inaba: 'DWTS' Should Have Same-Sex Couples! On 'Lopez Tonight' (weeknights, 12AM ET on TBS), 'Dancing With the Stars' judge Carrie Ann Inaba discussed a potentially controversial idea. She feels that 'DWTS' shoud have same-sex partners on the show.

Previously, dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy "came out" in favor of this plan. (That's just a bad pun, by the way. Carrie and Maks are straight, but they support gay rights, and want the show to broaden its appeal.)

While talking with George Lopez, Carrie expressed her belief that men and women should be able to dance together. She backed up this belief with a piece of personal history. Ms. Inaba has some experience with dancing with another lady -- and with making out with one too. The lady in question is a pretty famous one ... she goes by the name of "Madonna."

Carrie Ann used to be a dancer for Ms. Madonna Louise Ciccone. While on tour with Madonna, she was dancing around while semi-topless, when suddenly the singer came over to her -- for a kiss. Carrie's reaction: "Ohmigod, Madonna's gonna kiss me!" And then: "We kissed -- and it was ... very nice."

Carrie Ann joked that afterward she felt a little ... used, so she went to Madonna and said: "You know what -- if you wanna kiss me, you have to call me, and you have to put yourself on the line, and you have to knock on my door ... " And so on and so forth. So it seems that Carrie Ann isn't just "sensitive" to the cause of gay rights. She's pretty sensitive in general.

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Cynthia

This doesn't even make any kind of sense!! i'm already done with the show anyways. better before it gets any worse!

November 19 2010 at 7:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Annette

Dancing is dancing, not sex! Jack/Jack and Jill/Jill dance couples have been around forever and have nothing to do with sex, just dancing!!! To be able to teach, you must know how it is done by both the leader and the follower!! As far as the voteing--well, from the first show we have not liked the way it is done! It should be voted on by the JUDGES ONLY!!! If you watch the whole show you must you have more tolerance for 'nasty' talk (esp from the judges) than we have!! We record the Monday night show and FF so we just watch the dancing!!! The need for 'shock value' has taken over what should be a very nice show!!! And to the Bible readers--yes, we have gotten to the point when we overlook way too many 'bad' things on TV and everywhere else, too!!!

November 19 2010 at 9:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sandra Rogers

In the old testament God made rules for a purpose fitting to the times. After Jesus came He gave us new guideline. No one can keep all the ten commandments but should that mean we aren't aware of what is good and evil? I have sin in my life. I don't ignore it, I deal with it and move on. No one is perfect. If you read the Bible and practice what it teaches you do not become "sinless" but with Jesus as your Savior, you "sin less". I'm not going to quarrel with anyone about this. That's not my intent. My desire is for TV, movies, and any form of media not to flaunt homosexuality. I think it is distorting families today and confusing children on what is right and what we should be willing to be open to. I don't expect everyone to believe the same way I do, nor should homosexuals have the right to flaunt their lifestyles. If that is what they choose to do that's their business. But, I also have the right to express my view as well. Marriage is for a man and woman and homosexuals should not qualify for that category.

November 18 2010 at 4:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Milam

Christians did not invent marriage. Marriage existed long before there was any such thing as Christianity. It was a social and economic contract between two families whose children were pairing up.

Even in the US at present, marriage is civil matter. Two people can get a marriage license, stand in front of a judge and get married without religion being involved at all and have a perfectly legal marriage. On the other hand, if two people are married in a church without obtaining a marriage license they do not have a legal marriage. So marriage, being a civil contract, should not have discriminatory rules applied to it.

It goes further than that, though. We have freedom of religion in this country which means that everyone is free to choose their own religion. Since there are plenty of religions that do not condemn the notion of gay marriage, Christian fundamentalists are violating this principle when they say that since they don't like the idea of gay marriage, it should be illegal for members of every religion. It's time Christians learned that they are free to follow whatever rules among themselves that they wish, but they don't have a right to make those rules laws for everyone to follow or they are violating the most basic principles America was founded on.

November 18 2010 at 5:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
helen davis

I thank dancing with the stars is A jock this year.
If Bristol wins this year I will not ever watch the show again.

November 18 2010 at 3:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
josieolson

Bristol is doing great, and she is appreciated for all her efforts and all the responsibilities she had to give up to do this show. DANCING WITH THE STARS SHOULD NOT HAVE SAME SEX PARTNERS ON THE SHOW. THIS SHOW IS VIEWED BY FAMILIES THROUGH OUT THE WORLD. TOO MUCH DRAMA WITH MAK AND BRANDY!!

November 18 2010 at 2:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Milam

Her primary responsibility is being a mother to her out-of-wedlock child. How is giving that up to dance her way across Hollywood admirable in any way?

November 18 2010 at 2:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill Oliver

I have to agree with josieolsen. Bristol is doing the best she can (although I thought she'd be voted off 2 weeks ago). America loves the underdog. When Tonys partner (Adrianna??) was voted off I knew it was the same old show. It's not Bristols fault she inherited a fan base. Lets not run away with conspiracy theories. There was a lot of drama with Maks & Brandy, but what got me was the on air cat fight he had with Carrie Ann. I thought he was a pro? Other pros have felt slighted along the way, but handled it like the pros they are. As for same sex partners- try it for a few weeks and see if DWTS survives. BAD IDEA!!!

November 18 2010 at 3:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
juan.herrera10

If you believe in God, you must admit that he made a man an a woman who as we all know have different sexual organs. If God intended for us to be bi-sexual he would have given men and women the same organs. I know that there are people out there who unfurtunately have been born this way by a freak act of nature, for which there is corrective surgery once the dominant sex is determined. To have a couple of the same sex dancing in primetime on a tv show that is watched by millions including children is not only immoral but repulsive. No, I do not belong to the tea party and I am not a stumping bible christian but I was raised with morals that seem to be fading away by the filth that the media keeps pushing on us. If this happen people like me who are middle of the road will be tuning to other channels for a more decent programming. Regarding Bristol Palin, what qualified her for this show. She is not a star and the only reason that she is in there is because of mom and the tea party.

November 18 2010 at 1:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
davidm3825

Maybe the Republicans will try to create a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex couples from dancing on television.

November 18 2010 at 12:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sandra Rogers

There are plenty of passages in the Bible to support God's view of the Bible, too many to list here. God created male and female, not two males or two females. It is not right to be hateful but loving. I don't judge homosexuals or lesbians, they are sinners like the rest of us. Sin is sin and so is homosexuality. God did not make gay people. He made people to worship Him and to do good works. He sent his son, Jesus, to die for our sins that we might have a way to eternal life and to live for him while we are here on this earth.
Look up the verses, mankind shall not lie down with mankind. Also look up the word sodomite.
If dancing with the Stars to going to have this kind of sin promoted on the show, I will never watch again.

November 18 2010 at 12:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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joan

I think the results show on Tusday was and apsolute joke. Iam sure everyone heard the crowd bowing.This is definately riged by Palins mother and the tea party. I will not watch the show nor will alot of my friends again if Bristol wins. I think the people that run "Dancing with the Stars" should post pone or do something before the tea party and Palin are able to block the e-mail and phone lines again. Furious!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 18 2010 at 12:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Maria

It is called fraud. Bristol, her mom, ABC and DWTS are all frauds. I don't blame Maks for being upset. I would be too. Bristol is in no position to talk trash about anyone, especially since she made all of those homophobic slurs. What a fake.ABC, DWTS and the Palin family have lost all credibility and integrity in my eyes. They are making a mockery of the show, the fans, and the dancers. Obviously, the mirror ball trophy has already been bought and paid for. It is also tacky of ABC to advertise mom's show on DWTS. Guess we know who backs them. Bow out Bristol. Can you really live with yourself knowing you did not earn that trophy? The girl cannot dance and worse of all, she doesn't even try. What kind of morals and values is this girl teaching her son? I threw up in my mouth when they announced Bristol was safe once again. Even the other stars and celebrities on the show were in disbelief. Did you all see the looks on Jennifer's and Derek's faces? I think everyone on the show knows their chances of winning just went up in smoke. Brandy did not deserve to go home. If Bristol wins, this show will no longer exist in my household. I am also a huge fan of Cheryl's, but she too got screwed. I have been rooting for Derek and Jennifer since day one. Go Jennifer and Derek!!!! I hope someone with real talent actually wins. Can you say rigged?I am also tired of hearing about how Kyle has no fan base. How many parents watch Disney channel with their children? I can't tell you how much I have. I don't care for him myself. Jennifer Grey hasn't done anything except for House, in how many years? She is a stay at home mom who wanted to do something for herself for a change. I am also a stay at home mom and I support what she is doing and she is good at it. Go Jennifer. Stop hating because she is talented.

November 18 2010 at 12:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
C B Drew

When that happens, I will never watch it again! Never!

November 18 2010 at 8:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Matt

I like the idea. I'm sure that the homophobes can find plenty of shows happy to exclude gay people, and DWTS shouldn't be pandering to bigotry anyway.

November 18 2010 at 8:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Leroy

You are so right chriskl99. It is long past time for this type of prejudice to end. Science shows that homosexuality is a natural occurrence that appears in every species of bird and mammal on earth. It has also shown that there is a strong genetic component in humans. It is time for the minority that wishes to discriminate in this area to grow up and stop promoting hatred, violence, and discrimination against gays.

Dancing with the Stars should join the modern world and have same-sex couples.

(Two points for the Christians out there:

If God made everything, that means he chose to make all the gay people and animals.


There is not a single passage of the Bible in which Jesus says anything about homosexuality, but he does say a lot about loving everyone, even those you consider your enemy.)

November 18 2010 at 10:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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