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Dancing With The Stars

Mark Ballas Says DWTS Judges Are Too Hard on Bristol

It's not a good season to be a Dancing with the Stars judge. After Bruno Tonioli was overly mean to Michael Bolton earlier this season, now Mark Ballas is saying that the judges are being too hard on his partner, Bristol Palin.

"I think they're being tough on everybody," Mark said to Us. "The scoring is all over the place. I don't know if it's the traveling back and forth for the judges or maybe they're just not seeing what they want to see. But they were way too hard on Bristol last week. Especially Carrie Ann."

But does Mark think that Bristol's sexy Rumba was too sexy for a teenager? "It wasn't that it was too sexy. The judges just thought that when I took off my shirt it was a distraction. I've danced the Rumba with Shawn Johnson who was 17 and it was not a problem. It's like if you don't wanna see a risque dance, then don't watch it. You don't like horror movies? Don't go to one. I was doing the Rumba when I was nine!"

We're sure his father approved, which makes you wonder, is there any competition between Mark and Corky on the show this season? "My dad and I have a very close relationship. It's always scary when one of us gets saved first, waiting for the other one to get saved and we're nervous for each other. At the end of the day, he'll always want me to do the best I can."

Source: Us


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