Monique Coleman alleges 'Dancing with the Stars' judges are sexist
UPI News Service, 10/19/2006
Actress Monique Coleman, the last female contestant on the U.S. hit TV series "Dancing with the Stars," has alleged the show's judges are sexist.
The 25-year-old "High School Musical" actress, who has survived through the first six rounds of the ABC series, said the judges are definitely more lenient toward the reality series' male contestants, "Extra!" reported.
"I was pissed. I really was," Coleman said of the last episode, which saw the judges offering critical comments about her routine. "You have to split, bend over backward, touch our toe to our heads to get recognized. The men walk out there, sit down and have a woman dance around them and get higher scores."
"Extra!" said that while no contestants were sent home during this week's show, it remains to be seen if the allegedly sexist judges continue their ways when deciding who will make it into the series' final four.