Shannen Doherty is tired of being labeled the mean girl.

After Nicole Scherzinger was crowned the champion of Dancing With the Stars Season 10, Shannen has been quoted saying, "Nicole's an amazing dancer and singer, so it's hard to compete with that." Sounds pretty similar to the compliments of her competitors, right?

"Yeah, you know...whatever," Doherty continued, when asked if she thought Nicole had an unfair advantage. "In the long run, it's up to the fans. It's a bit of a mixed bag over there."

So, Shannen complimented Nicole's talent and then acknowledged that because of the power of the fan vote anyone could have won — seemingly echoing the general consensus going into the Week 10 Results show.

But this is scandal-ridden Shannen we're talking about here. Less than 24 hours later, a simple Google search shows that media outlets everywhere have picked up the story with an overwhelmingly negative slant. Meanwhile, Derek Hough said on Live with Regis and Kelly that Nicole is not good enough to be a pro dancer, but has incredible talent and would be good at anything she does. Sound familiar?

Shannen fired back to the only people willing to listen, her Twitter followers:

@DohertyShannen: "wow, I wish people who quote me correctly. For the record..I never said it was unfair Nicole won, she was amazing and deserved to win"

Source: E! Online