Within the face of a swift backlash, former White Home press secretary Sean Spicer mentioned he hoped his function as a contestant on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” might help “transfer the nation ahead in a optimistic approach.”
Spicer instructed CNN on Thursday that his “DWTS” posting was about leisure, not politics. ABC revealed Spicer on Wednesday as one in all 12 superstar contestants for season 28 of the competitors collection.
“I feel that is an leisure present. I look ahead to having some enjoyable. And if persons are in search of information, I counsel they tune right into a information program,” Spicer instructed CNN. “I’m very proud of who I’m and who I help. I’m not altering. I’m giving folks one other alternative to see a aspect of me that’s completely different.”
Information of Spicer’s choice as a contestant on the long-running ballroom dance actuality collection sparked an uproar given Spicer’s function within the early months of the Trump administration. “DWTS” host Tom Bergeron went as far as to publicly categorical his concern in regards to the selection, saying that he believed producers had agreed to keep away from political figures at such a fractious time.
Spicer mentioned he hopes to show that Individuals with differing political beliefs can discover widespread floor in leisure.
“I feel Tom has been an amazing host. And I firmly consider when the season is over he’s most likely going to appreciate bringing a various group of individuals collectively, who can work together in a enjoyable, civil and respectful approach, is definitely a approach we will transfer the nation ahead in a optimistic approach,” Spicer mentioned. “And it’ll make this present an instance of how Individuals can disagree about politics and tune into good leisure exhibits and maintain their politics at bay.”