Chaz Bono: Dancing Judges’ Animal Comments Are ‘Disrespectful’

Lacey Schwimmer and Chaz Bono

updated 10/25/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 10/25/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy isn’t the only one upset with the judges on Dancing with the Stars.

Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer, who once again scored the lowest (with only 19 points) for their Phantom of the Opera tango, feel particularly wounded by the judges’ use of animal comparisons in critiquing the couple.

Bruno Tonioli offered this reaction to their routine: “It was like watching a cute little penguin try to be a big, menacing bird of prey. “It has to be menacing, dark, dangerous, hypnotic … like a panther stalking.”


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