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‘Dancing With the Stars’ choice of Sean Spicer sparks backlash

Shirley McMarlin
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The 2019 cast of “Dancing with the Stars” was revealed Aug. 21, 2019, on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Season 28 premieres Sept. 16 on ABC.

Sorry, nice guys like actor James Van Der Beek and Karamo Brown of “Queer Eye” — you probably aren’t going to get the attention you deserve on the upcoming season of “Dancing With the Stars.”

ABC has announced the cast for Season 28, kicking off Sept. 16, and the buzz is all about the casting of Sean Spicer, former Trump White House Press Secretary.

If you thought people would be offended by the inclusion of Lamar Odom and Ray Lewis, two former pro athletes with shady pasts, think again.

The man who touted President Trump’s inauguration crowd as “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period,” and declared that select insiders understood the infamous “covfefe” tweet, will have to hot-foot himself off the social media hot seat he’s on today.

Even a fluffy dance showcase is political nowadays.

Though some people are just over the whole concept.

Flying in under the radar are other contestants including country singer Lauren Alaina, supermodel Christie Brinkley, pop star Ally Brooke, former “Bachelorette” Hannah Brown, actress Kate Flannery, comedian/actor Kel Mitchell and original member of The Supremes, Mary Wilson.

Celebrity contestants will be paired with professional dancers Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Daniella Karagach, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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