Paula Deen on Dancing With the Stars: Great Idea, or Total Disaster?
It is exactly zero surprise that rumors about the Dancing With the Stars Powers That Be asking Paula Deen to join Season 17 popped up within days of her recent N-word scandal and subsequent firing. After all, the famous television personality seemed right up the show's alley before destroying her brand — now, she also brings the controversy factor. But what do fans think of the idea?
We're turning to you, our readers, to find out. We've made some arguments for why she might actually be a fun fit for the show. She could provide a good challenge for a pro who normally gets paired with slightly more athletic contestants (lookin' at you, Derek); she has the potential for both a good weight loss story and a good image reboot; and she's certainly not lacking in personality.
Of course, there are plenty of reasons to dislike the idea, too. Many fans are sick of controversial contestants or would prefer to see the quality of the dancing raised. Plus, you know, there's the whole "admits to making blatantly racist comments" problem that doesn't exactly endear her to a lot of people.
What do you think? Would Paula Deen be a great addition to the cast, or a total disaster? Vote in our reaction buttons, and sound off in the comments below!
Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.