Ian Ziering Reacts, Sort of, to Cheryl Burke’s ‘Slit My Wrists’ Comment

Oh, he’s aware of the situation. Ian Ziering reacted to Cheryl Burke‘s headline-making comment on Monday, April 18, after she said on a podcast that working alongside Ziering on Dancing With the Stars back in 2007 made her want to “slit [her] wrists.”

The Beverly Hills, 90210 actor, 52, who’s remained mum about the situation, addressed the gaffe via Twitter by simply responding to a former colleague’s tweet about the tense situation. TV host Jaymes Vaughan shared a post by The Talk that read: “Cheryl Burke: My least favorite Dancing w/ the stars partner was Ian Ziering. Would you name worst person you worked with? #EverybodyTalks.”

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Vaughan then wrote: “For what it’s worth I’ve worked with @IanZiering on stage and on TV and loved the dude every time. #NiceGuy.”

Ziering simply replied to both Vaughan and The Talk: “Thanks Jaymes…” The two worked together back in 2013 when Ziering held a one-month hosting gig at Chippendales at the Rio in Las Vegas. Vaughan was one of his castmates.

Cheryl Burke and Ian Ziering
Burke and Ziering pose in Beverly Hills in 2007. Charley Gallay/Getty Images

The scandal began this weekend after Burke said on Matthew Cole Weiss and Theo Von‘s Allegedly podcast that Ziering was her least favorite DWTS partner, and that spending time with him “made me want to slit my wrists.”

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On Sunday, April 17, Burke issued an apology for her insensitive remarks — but not to her season 4 partner Ziering. 

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“I’ve always lived by the rule that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Recently and regrettably, I broke that rule,” she wrote on Twitter. “In the heat of an interview conversation, I used a phrase that seemingly makes light of suicide and I deeply regret it,” she wrote on Twitter. “I have many friends and family members that struggle with depression and thoughts of suicide. To have said something that seemingly makes a mockery of what they’ve gone through and what they live with is something that I apologize for.”

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