Dancing With the Stars professionals Cheryl Burke and Lacey Schwimmer are facing new criticism over their buzzed-about “weight gain,” and surprisingly this time the harsh tongue-lashing over the scale-tipping isn’t coming from bloggers but from the girls’ fellow DWTS hoffers.
“[People] look at this show to be inspired and think, ‘If I just work hard enough, I can look like that,” pro Louis Van Amstel says in the new issue TV Guide. “If they watch someone who’s dancing her butt off and she’s still heavy, they can be discouraged. You have to take that responsibility.”
“If you want to gain weight, it’s your prerogative,” he added. “We all put on weight because there was no summer tour. But you have to deal with the consequences.”
Popular DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy also slapped Cheryl and Lacey’s hand over their weight in the latest issue of the entertainment mag.
“When I first saw these women this season, I said, ‘Guys, you know the camera adds 10 pounds. You have to do something about this.’”
What is the world coming to when women who couldn’t be more than a size 9 are considered overweight? Cheryl and Lacey look absolutely fine. Anyone who thinks otherwise should consider cleaning their glasses.