Credit: Frederick M. Brown/ Getty Images Photo: Maksim Chmerkovskiy at the ESPY Awards on July 13, 2011

Maksim Chmerkovskiy may have apologized for calling Dancing With the Stars "his" show, but he's not giving an inch when it comes to the judges. Today he went on Good Morning America, where he made his feelings on the issue very clear.

He didn't mince words: "I have nothing to apologize for to Len [Goodman], certainly not Carrie Ann [Inaba]." He added that he's embraced that DWTS is about more than straight dance talent, "but one thing I'm not going to embrace is pointed fingers and disrespectful remarks."  

As for the other dancers, he said that Lacey Schwimmer and Tony Dovolani are on his side in this, and he doesn't care what the other pros think. Indeed, he even snuck in some criticism of Derek Hough, claiming he's been given unfairly talented stars season after season. Yikes! It’s one thing to slam the judges but is Maksim going to far in lashing out at a fellow pro?

Watch Maksim’s interview below.

Credit: YouTube Photo: Maksim Chmerkovskiy Insults DWTS Judges, Derek Hough on Good Morning America (VIDEO)


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