Tyra Banks mentioned she would not let destructive feedback get to her anymore.
Following the second week of “Dancing with the Stars'”31st season, the TV host was underneath hearth for a remark she made to contestant Charli D’Amelio. After the 18-year-old Tik Tok star carried out a high-scoring Elvis-themed quickstep, Banks declared that the teenager has the “most stunning neck on this planet.”
According to The Sun, some viewers felt Banks’ remark was “creepy.” On Twitter, a commenter even wrote, “Tyra yelling at Charli D’Amelio that she loves her neck as she runs away to the steps is pure serial killer power.”
Tyra Banks Said She Ignores Fan Comments
In an interview on the “Sway’s Universe” podcast on Sept, 28, 2022, Banks was requested about her commentary on “DWTS” which frequently will get “misconstrued.”
“I do not perceive it,” host Sway Calloway mentioned to Banks. “I heard you praise a woman about her neck and that went loopy. I assumed it was a lovely praise ….so that is what I do not even perceive, why there’s something destructive on that.”
Banks admitted that she did not even notice her remark had obtained backlash – as a result of she now not pays consideration to fan reactions to what she says on “Dancing With the Stars.”
“I did not even know they mentioned that. I do not have a look at that stuff,” she mentioned. “No, no, I do know with me with this show, individuals…I do not even have a look at it. I simply go to work.”
Banks added that she is conscious that old-school followers of “Dancing With the Stars” have at all times had a difficulty along with her. Banks changed veteran host Tom Bergeron after he was let go from the celeb ballroom competitors in 2020.
“I do know there’s sure sensitivities,” the previous “America’s Next Top Model” host admitted. “It’s like, ‘She’s coming into this world she’s style and that is dance,’ and …it is like no matter.”
Alfonso Ribeiro Defended Tyra Banks & Compared Her Comment to Something One of the DWTS Judges Would Say
In the identical interview, Banks’ co-host Alfonso Ribeiro got here to her protection. The “DWTS” season 19 champ famous that D’Amelio “does have a lovely neck,” and clarified that Banks’ remark was about her kind, not her bodily magnificence.
“When you perceive it from a dance perspective it is just like the judges speak in regards to the prime line on a regular basis….letting the neck keep tall,” Ribeiro instructed Calloway. “So when she’s complimenting a dancer on their neck, she’s truly saying the identical factor that the judges are saying, whichis ‘You have a lovely prime line,’ which is so essential in all of the ballroom dances.”
Other followers additionally had Banks’ again, with some noting that the “Dancing With the Stars” host can not seem to do something proper in terms of sure viewers.
On Twitter, a fan wrote, “Lol Tyra Banks saying Charli D’Amelio has a reasonably neck is not ‘creepy.’ Tyra was modeling in her teenagers. From a model standpoint, she was saying she’s stunning. Also Charli wasn’t even upset so….”
“I hate how Tyra at all times get attacked on dwts it is unnecessary.,” one other wrote in a YouTube remark. “She can simply blink. Then they be in a uproar.”