DANCING With the Stars fans slammed “selfish” host Tyra Banks for “bragging” about her friendship with Janet Jackson.
The host was called out during Monday’s episode, which honored the singer.
Tyra was slammed for ‘bragging’ about her friendship with Janet Jackson[/caption]
Monday’s episode was dedicated to the singer[/caption]
The latest episode of DWTS began with Tyra, 47, video chatting with Janet, 55.
During the segment, Tyra praised the singer as she recalled watching her perform before they went out to dinner together.
Tyra raved about the singer so much that Janet even asked her to stop as she said the host was “embarrassing” her.
While the host seemed to love gushing about her famous friend, viewers of the ABC competition show made it clear that they thought Tyra was making the segment about herself.
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While taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: “Lol that was like Tyra was talking with Janet privately haha what was that? That video shouldn’t have been about Tyra at all.”
Another added: “Tyra we know Janet is your friend. We get it.”
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Others accused the host of purposely choosing the episode’s theme due to the friendship, as a third chimed person in: “So i was wondering why tf we’re having a janet jackson themed week and then i realized it’s cause she’s friends with tyra banks… ok.”
A following fan commented: “Oh look! I can’t believe it. Tyra Banks is dressed up as Janet Jackson, making it about herself again. Shocker!”
Many viewers called out the model for making the conversation with Janet about herself, as one fan wrote: “Remember when all of the promotional materials featured the professional dancers? Now it’s all about Tyra. Can they please bring it back to the pros?”
Another added: “Of course Tyra had to mention she used to go out to eat with Janet after her concerts.”
An additional person said: “We get it Tyra, you’re friends with Janet.”
Tyra is no stranger to facing backlash from fans of the show.
During last week’s episode, the America’s Next Top Model star was called out for repeatedly pointing out that the Olympic gymnast Suni Lee was rushed offstage to vomit following her performance.
After the Olympian returned to the stage for the relay dances, Tyra continued to focus on the awkward moment.
Tyra told the athlete: “Suni, I got to ask you. I know you’ve been struggling all day and, like, dude is like, you’re throwing up. This is live TV and you ran off!”
Suni responded: “It’s very scary because it’s like, I’ve never done that before so I was kind of embarrassed and I knew that if I didn’t come out here I’d be very disappointed in myself.”
Fans were not happy at all with how Tyra handled the situation, as many took to Twitter to react.
One person wrote: “Tyra should be fired for putting Suni on the spot. She should know better.”
Another responded: “Tyra always asks/addresses the most random or at times inappropriate things.”
A frustrated user chimed in: “Tyra telling all of Suni’s business. ‘Her tummy,’ She’s running to the bathroom.’ Like ok sis, just say she is ill.”
Fans accused Tyra of making the segment about herself[/caption]
Tyra and Janet spoke via video chat during the episode[/caption]
Tyra is no stranger to backlash from DWTS fans[/caption]