Yeah, I just don't buy MM's story. Of course he's going to make himself look innocent. The fact remains that even if he IS telling the truth (BIG if), what he did was HIGHLY inappropriate. As a judge in a competition, he shouldn't have, under ANY circumstances, contacted a contestant outside of that competition while it was still happening. Heck, I don't even think the judges should speak to the contestants outside of the time they're giving them remarks during the filming. The fact that he contacted a young female contestant makes it even worse. He should have known better, especially after #MeToo. I'm not sorry they fired him.
I'm not sure what to believe, but I agree that there's no way he should have reached out to her. Even if he really was just trying to help with her career, that's a form of inappropriate favoritism that shouldn't happen during a competition, and any idiot should know that. He can't be so dumb that he didn't know what he was doing was wrong, so he definitely should have lost his job over it. (I realize this position may conflict with what I wrote before about the show possibly overreacting, but I've been thinking about it, and there really is no excuse for that kind of breach of neutrality even if he wasn't trying to hook up with her.)
Seeking form amidst the void.
But if that's not possible, gimme a Margarita...shaken, not stirred...and hold the salt, please.
I am pretty sure that the rules were made clear to everybody prior to the start of the show and that would -for whatever reason- forbid personal contact. MM can tell his story all he wants, but he broke the protocols that would have been clearly set up so his "I can make you a star, baby" calls were wrong and he deserves to be in the position he is in.
I think he knew he broke protocols right away. When the story first broke, he issued an apology for breaking protocols without getting into specifics. His angry response was because anonymous sources were saying he hooked up with a contestant, while he contends it was just talking business. Take that for what you will, but he's not disputing he did something wrong, it's the details surrounding the contact that he's contesting.
I agree with what you're all saying about selecting someone who's not highly skilled in the dance world as the replacement judge. And to me, it totally takes away from the credibility of the show, which I think is a big, big loss for the show.
Post by springmaiden27 on Jun 24, 2022 1:11:26 GMT
I’m just now getting started on this new season, and I am so mad about losing Matthew Morrison as a judge. This new judging trio along with Twitch and Jojo has such a new fresh positive vibe. They really work well together and they are so experienced. How hard was it to just behave like a judge for the season??? Ugh!