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Bristol Palin: Carrie Ann Inaba's 'Dancing with the Stars' comment "was pretty ghetto"


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/03/2012 

Bristol Palin feels Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba got a little "ghetto" on her during Monday night's performance show.

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Inaba's critique "was pretty ghetto," Palin told Today following last night's Dancing with the Stars results show. "I was just like, 'Okay! Whatever!' It was pretty laughable."

Palin was responding to Inaba's comment Monday night in which she "slammed" the reality TV star and her professional partner Mark Ballas for breaking one of the show's rules during their low-scoring quickstep routine.

"I think you sold yourself way too short, because we do have a rule that once you get in hold, you have to stay in hold until the end. You can break hold in the beginning, you can break hold in the end -- not in the middle. So you slammed us in the face by saying, 'I'm not going to follow your rules,' so guess what? Slam back... sorry," Inaba explained.

Ballas seemed to laugh off Inaba's criticism as well.

"We should write our own rap song called 'Slam Back,'" suggested Ballas, adding that he and Palin have been making an effort to avoid drama at all costs not only with the judges but with the viewers in general.

"At the end of the day, we're both human. The best thing is to stay away from it. We're grateful. We're doing the best we can... There are so many haters. At the end of the day it's just a dance show."

Palin told Today, "I knew what I was getting myself into when I signed up."

Similar to Palin and Ballas' first experience on Dancing with the Stars' eleventh season in 2010, the couple is once again the topic of controversy for surviving the All-Stars edition's first two eliminations despite having received one of the lowest performance scores each week.  

"This is a positive sign. We've been voted through even though we had the lowest scores. That speaks volumes to anyone hiding behind a cell phone who are tweeting about us," said Palin of her arguable surprising success in the dancing competition thus far.

"Same story over and over again," Ballas told Today. "Every season [some] people with lower scores make it through. The scores make up for half. The most important thing is the fan vote. [The show has] 20 million fans and three judges. We're grateful to the fans for putting us through."

Ballas and Palin finished in third place their first time around on Dancing with the Stars.

(Photo credit ABC)


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