DWTS Karina Smirnoff Slams Judge Bruno's "Dirty, Rude" Comments
Did Dancing with the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli cross the line -- again?
On Monday night's show, Tonioli was his usual descriptive self after Ralph Macchio and pro partner Karina Smirnoff's sexy routine. Although he was drowned out by boos and TV censors during his lascivious comments, Tonioli used the "p" word as he raved about Smirnoff's curvy feline costume.
The shocking X-rated comments weren't lost on Smirnoff and Macchio. Backstage, Smirnoff told Us Weekly she felt "dirty" after his critique.
"Today was just inappropriate and rude and uncalled for," she told Us, adding that Tonioli "wouldn't make eye contact" with her after the incident.
"That was just really an unprofessional thing to do," Macchio added. "We went a little bigger than life," he said of the routine. "This was a chance to just break out and be funny and fun. [The judges] bought it with lots of others but they didn't buy it with us."
The duo were in the bottom of the top four teams after last night's show with a total of 48 points out of 60.
Smirnoff charged that they're being unfairly critiqued by the judge. "I truly think it's personal," she said. "Because there's no reason why it happened the way it did. We worked our butts off and we truly rely on our fans and we love them...at the end of the day we have the most beautiful memories, fun memories to share, and that's what we thrive on."