October 26, 2011 01:52 PM by Lisa Princ
Maksim Chmerkovskiy had no problems airing out his feelings about the judges on ABC‘s Dancing With The Stars this week, after Len Goodman told Hope Solo that it was her worst performance yet. Maks recently stood his ground about what he said, and now the hot-headed Ukrainian dancer refuses to apologize to anyone. In fact, he even bashed fellow dance pro, Derek Hough! More after the jump!
Maksim Chmerkovskiy lost his cool on judge Len Goodman this week, telling Len that maybe it was time he got out (of the business), and don’t expect Maks to apologize anytime soon. Maksim Chmerkovskiy paid a visit to Good Morning America this morning, where he vented yet again as he said: “I had a long conversation with my dad and I don’t regret anything. That’s why I think I’m misunderstood in this situation. Everyone is waiting for me to bow my head and plead for forgiveness. I have nothing to apologize for. I’m in the business because I love it. I can’t really lose with remarks like this.”
And the judges are not the only ones Maks addressed on Good Morning America. Earlier this week, fellow dance pro, Derek Hough said of Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s tirade: “As a seasoned professional, you should know not to do that, I think. There’s sort of an amount of self control,” and Maks was more than happy to slam Derek Hough right back as he told the host: “Derek Hough has been very supportive of his personal career on the show. When you say judges have been generous, with all due respect, if I had Nicole Scherzinger followed by Jennifer Grey followed by Ricki Lake, I probably would not be very upset with the judges either.”
Wait a minute…wasn’t Maksim Chmerkovskiy the one who wanted Hope Solo as his partner? Is Maks trying to tell us that he doesn’t get the same talented partners as Derek Hough does? Hmm, we can’t help but wonder if this is going to spark a feud among the pro dancers. One thing Maksim did agree with was the harshness towards Chaz Bono as he also said: “One thing I’m not going to embrace is pointing fingers and disrespectful remarks. Why are judges allowed to compare us to animals and point their fingers and we can’t show our opinion?”
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