The 57-year-old singer wantsDancing with the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli to publicly apologize and be reprimanded for his Monday night comments in which he deemed the jive routine Bolton performed with professional partner Chelsie Hightower to be "probably the worst jive" in the ABC ballroom dancing competition's 11 seasons.
"Of course I was disappointed with Bruno," Bolton told Good Morning America after he and Hightower became the second couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' eleventh season on Tuesday night's live results show.
"I just didn't expect that level of disrespect from him... just the tone of it. You heard the tone of it. Even Len stopped him and said 'That's inappropriate.' I think he should apologize publicly and should be reprimanded for it."
"He just, to me, let everyone down. My mom was there -- she flew in, she's 90 -- and she came to see the show and I thought she was really going to enjoy it."
Bolton and Hightower were subsequently ousted from the competition based on the combination of the Dancing with the Stars judges' scores they received during Monday night's performance show and the home viewer votes that were cast afterwards.
All three judges had been critical of the performance, which featured the couple dancing to Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" and began with Bolton emerging from a doghouse on all fours as Hightower waved a dog bone -- which the singer later put in his mouth -- in front of him.
While Goodman began the judges' harsh critique by saying he didn't think "the world is ready for your interpretation of the jive" and suggesting the couple should have also included a "pooper scooper" in the performance, Tonioli managed to draw the ire of both Bolton and Goodman when he proceeded to say the jive routine was possibly the worst in Dancing with the Stars history.
"No, that's not true. That's unkind and unfair," Goodman immediately insisted.
However Tonioli -- who had awarded Bolton and Hightower only 3 out of 10 points for their jive, compared to Goodman and Inaba's respective 5 and 4 scores -- had continued to stand by his comments.
"I think Rin Tin Tin would have done a better jive," Tonioli said prior to Bolton and Hightower's elimination on Tuesday night's results show.
"[Bolton's] a fantastic singer, he's a wonderful person -- it's nothing personal. But I'm here to call it as I see it, that's my job."
However Bolton still proceeded to slam Tonioli's comments later in Tuesday night's broadcast.
"I think Bruno was inappropriate and disrespectful. Other than that, it was a phenomenal, phenomenal experience up to now and I'm ready for the next one," he said prior to the announcement of his elimination.
Bolton also defended his awkward use of dog props during his Good Morning America interview.
"I did the doghouse thing in a second and I thought it was hilarious. It was funny and it was me having fun with myself," he said.
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