Boo! ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Says NO to Two Men Dancing Together On Show

Contestant Carlos PenaVega and pro Alek Skarlatos dance - but not too close - in a recent episode. (ABC)

ABC’s long-running Dancing With The Stars is known as a dance competition where celebs surprise fans with their skills, the expert dancers show off their sexy bodies in the routines and the messages behind the dances are often important issues of the day.

But if two men want to dance together during a live performance of a song that is about two men falling in love, the show is going back to the dark ages and will tell you, “No.”

According to a TMZ story, openly gay musical artist Who Is Fancy (that’s his name. Really) is performing his new song, ” Boys Like You,” on Monday’s episode with the help of megastars Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor but the show isn’t going along with the idea from Fancy’s choreographer to have two men dance together during the performance.

The TMZ story states, "Our sources say the 'DWTS' honchos discussed it and a producer fired back an email, saying, "Apologies all but this is a definitive no from the network."" Apparently "near dancing" is allowed between two men but for a song telling a love story, that doesn't exactly cut it, does it?

My guess is that the show, which has had LGBT contestants over the years (for example, Michael Sam, Carson Kressley and Chaz Bono, both of whom danced with women), will be rethinking their initial decision but I know I’ll be curious what – and who – ends up on the dance floor when the number is performed this Monday.

What do you think? Is it a big deal or do you think if they don’t let two male dancers perform together that it’s a huge mistake for the show? 

“Dancing With The Stars” airs Mondays at 8pm on ABC.

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