We've been hearing a lot about the conspiracy theories that are keeping Bristol Palin on Dancing with the Stars, but there is one person who doesn't buy any of that: Tom Bergeron. The DWTS host caught up with Movieline to discuss the current season and took a particularly harsh tone with those thinking that Bristol is only there for political reasons.
"Let’s address the Bristol thing. That’s the thing I get the biggest kick out of on the show," he told Movieline. "I’m going to put on my political hat. I’m a liberal Democrat, and I state that proudly. But I have no patience with my friends who believe there is a conspiracy keeping Bristol on the show. They’ll say, and they’re friends of a similar political persuasion, though I have friends across the spectrum, 'Oh, well! She’s still on the show! She’s obviously not the best dancer! She gets the lowest scores!' My response to that is similar to my response to the midterm elections. I’ll say, 'OK, right. So who did you vote for instead of Bristol?' 'Uh, well, I don’t vote!' 'Well, then, f*ck you.'" Wow, Tom, tell us how you really feel!
Bergeron continued: "I have no patience for that! If you don’t participate to create a different outcome — and this can be true in national politics or a TV reality show — then don’t piss and moan if you don’t like the way it’s playing out."
For his part, Tom thinks that Bristol's performance is keeping her afloat. "You know, I’m sorry! I think Bristol is clearly not the best dancer here, but she’s a charming young woman who’s shown an incredible growth from week one to this week. If she happens to get more votes for whatever reason, more power to her. If you don’t like it, vote for someone else. But that’s been the part of the show that’s amused me, how quickly people are to seize on conspiracy theories when people aren’t involved in the process."