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Tyra Banks Finally Responds To ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Hate

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

Tyra Banks is the new host and executive producer of Dancing with the Stars, and some fans aren’t happy about the change. Viewers have shared their criticism of Tyra’s hosting on social media.


Many fans want former hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews to return to the show. Tyra, meanwhile, has responded to some of the negative feedback she’s received, and asks viewers to give her a chance.

Tyra Banks Responds To ‘DWTS’ Criticism

When the season first started, Tyra told People magazine that she had no intention of shaking up the show’s existing format. Instead, she said she wanted to simply “add a little pixie dust” to the show.

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Dancing with the Stars is one of the biggest shows on TV, with a huge audience, and I really respect that,” she said. “I can’t come in with a battering ram and try to change everything. That would be a bad business decision and dumb leadership. So I’m not doing that.”

“Mom & Dad pleeease come back! We miss you. The new nanny sucks,” one fan posted on Twitter during Tyra’s second show. Other viewers criticized her for asking “stupid questions” and making it all about her instead of the contestants.

Tyra has acknowledged that her hosting wasn’t perfect in the second week of the show. “Tonight I hosted the second episode of Dancing with the Stars … and yeah, it wasn’t perfect,” she said in a TikTok video. “Yeah, I had a lot of fun. But I messed up, I said the wrong words. But the thing is, I kept going.”


The supermodel also told Us Weekly that she can read a prompter “perfectly,” but likes to “skip around” and “keep things real.” She added, “If I didn’t want to mess up, if I wanted to be perfect, I know how to do that … It’s better than being like a doll.”

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Tyra Responds To Claims She Was Hired For Diversity

Even before the new season started, some fans claimed Tyra was only hired to host Dancing with the Stars because she’s a Black woman, and the show wanted to add diversity. Tyra told Glamour she was bothered by this assumption.

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“It actually hurts my feelings a bit that people think that I was hired because I’m a Black woman,” she said. “[The show] reached out to me many, many months ago before any of the [racial] unrest happened. And it was something that I had to think about for a while because I knew that there’s a lot of responsibility coming in to an institution.”

Even Tom Bergeron responded to these claims on Twitter, writing, “Hadn’t planned to say any more about my departure yet but, as a supporter of the @Blklivesmatter movement, I can assure you that wasn’t the reason.”

Tyra told Glamour of viewers who are skeptical about her performance, “I hope they say, ‘You know what, I’m going to stick with this.’ Like, ‘Wow…I was wrong about that.'”

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Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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Loy Terrier
Loy Terrier
2 months ago

Can’t stand Tyra Banks on DWTS.  Her outfits are outrageous and she has no clue.   Bring back Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.

Ashleigh Heeler
Ashleigh Heeler
3 months ago

I used to really enjoy watching Dancing with the Stars—Tom Bergeron and ALL of the previous women co-hosts were great and seemed to enjoy working with each other and ALWAYS put the judges comments respectfully and sometimes joked with them.  They also ALWAYS put the stars and pros FIRST –not vocusing on themselves–not like Tyra does..  I also NEVER saw ONE female co-host wear such bizzare “costumes” as Tyra does and NEVER saw a female co-host change dresses (??????) during the show.  I don’t know what the producers—including Tyra Banks–is thinking in allowing her to seem to think that the… Read more »

Graciela Ariegeois
Graciela Ariegeois
3 months ago

She is full of herself! Where is your sensitivity to others? So annoying to watch. Get over yourself!!

Rita Bermudes Jones
Rita Bermudes Jones
2 months ago

I fast forward through any time Tyra Banks is on the screen. She makes the show all about her and not about the contestants. Maybe she should wear one dress throughout the show, and not a different one each time she is on screen. I have watched the show from the beginning, but they are about to lose me.

Jasmin Schnauzer
Jasmin Schnauzer
2 months ago

Sorry Tyra, you’re just not very good. I’m a fan of Tyra as a model, but this is not a good fit for her. We will probably watch the rest of the season, as we’re invested in the contestants, but not another season if she’s back. Tom and Erin were the dream team. Not because they’re white, but because they’re great at the job, 

 

Adolph English
Adolph English
3 months ago

Why you would have ever replaced Tom Bergeron for Tyra is such a bad decision.   He was such a plus and personality plus.  Really miss him.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 months ago

Tyra Banks on Dancing With the Stars HAS TO GO. IF she is back next season, not watching . She is SO ANNOYING.

Tressa Welsh
Tressa Welsh
3 months ago

Tyra needs to be removed! Horrible host and all the “costumes” she wears are ridiculous! She doesn’t come across with any real personality, has made the show less entertaining…

Marilyn
Marilyn
2 months ago

I watched the first few episodes of DWTS after Tom and Erin left. I have now stopped watching it all together. I have no idea why Tom and Erin were let go. They should be brought back. They both have audience appeal, something Tyra does not!

Diane Roberts
Diane Roberts
2 months ago

Tyra is all about her. Can’t stand watching her. Watched dwts religiously, but no more with the Tyra show.

R kinney
R kinney
2 months ago

Tyra only lasted one season on agt so that ought to tell you something. She is a terrible host and she actually believes that she is bigger that the show. I believe that she is going to drag the show down so far it cannot recover.

Marjorie Picardy
Marjorie Picardy
3 months ago

So for me, watching Tyra Banks, host Dancing with the Stars is painful. watching her strutting out duing the show, in some of the most hideously ridiculous looking outfits i’ve never seen truthfully.  I feel like she acts like she’s in a flash back from her runway days. It’s embarrassing. I also notice she tries to outdress the contestants. Anyway Tayra dear,  you suck as a hostess, sorry chic it’s nothing personal it’s just truth. I saw you spit last week, I mean seriously, you spit all over one of the contestants, you know you did.  I’m surprised no one… Read more »

Orie Dingo
Orie Dingo
3 months ago

I stopped  watching it when she came on. This woman is so toxic, it’s a shame they picked her. 

Kat
Kat
3 months ago

I wish Tyra would get the meno that the show is NOT about her! That ridiculous red blob she was wearing was incredibly distracting and took focus away from the real stars. I have tried watching the show. But she makes it impossible. No more.

Delpha Manchester
Delpha Manchester
3 months ago

What the heck is with that stupid looking giant bow red dress that you wore tonight! Why don’t you try a little humility stop treating the show like a personal runway. I have watched dwts since the beginning but now …tata I’m out of here!

Kayleigh Mastiff
Kayleigh Mastiff
3 months ago

Bring  Tom back, Tyra is awful! What’s with the ‘costume’ changes? It’s not about her! I Really miss Erin

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 months ago

I have given Tyra Banks most of the season to see if I could warm up to her and just isn’t working. his is not her niche.

Cookie O.
Cookie O.
2 months ago

Tyra is such a bad host on DWTS, the reason she continues to be the host must be becasue she is one of the executive producers and they need her money. Viewers are fed up with her, but she is not going anywhere as long as she is an executive producer.

Carol Roop
Carol Roop
3 months ago

Ugh…..what the $#&@ is TB wearing? DRESS FOR YOUR NEW SIZE……PLEASE!!!!!!!  🙄  🙄

Claud pariah
Claud pariah
3 months ago

She is a terrible host 

she never looks at the home viewers 

she always reads the prompter 

it’s horrible to watch 

and I watch it with an 89 year old 

all she says is  

she is not good 

 

lorraine arsenault
lorraine arsenault
2 months ago

Please bring back Tom & Erin. All my friends feel like I do. Most of them are not watching.

Bonita Tosa
Bonita Tosa
3 months ago

Tyra Banks SUCKS ON Dancing With the Stars!!! I’m done watching she makes me PUCK!!!

Elissa Polski
Elissa Polski
3 months ago

TB?  I’m out!

Cleora Water
Cleora Water
3 months ago

Please take off Tyra! Bring back Tom! The dancers are terrible too!

Tom Guy
Tom Guy
2 months ago

Hey ABC, how about canning Tyra and make Derek Hough and maybe Hayley Erbert the hosts. Just have three judges please.

Lance
Lance
3 months ago

Tyra has one trick, discount knockoff Oprah, it’s been a couple seasons now and its really no better than season 1 was. Time to cut bait, but they can’t because they gave her a producer credit for no reason other than they felt they needed her for diversity which is just stupid.

Graciela Ariegeois
Graciela Ariegeois
3 months ago

 👿  👿 

R kinney
R kinney
2 months ago

Tyra banks

Trevor Tornjak
Trevor Tornjak
3 months ago

 🙄 Get over it !

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