'Was Goebbels unavailable?': ABC blasted for 'normalizing fascism' by putting Sean Spicer on 'Dancing With the Stars'
Disney and ABC Television must have known that putting former Trump press secretary Sean Spicer on “Dancing With the Stars” would draw condemnation, but the outrage over the just-announced news is palpable.
Spicer will go down in history for the massive lies he told, starting with his vicious and attacking falsehoods about the size of the crowd at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The lies seemed to continue daily, only to be outdone by, at one point, Spicer actually appearing to defend Hitler for not gassing his people – which he clearly did.
Spicer appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday to join in the announcement that he’ll be among the “stars” to dance on the 14-year old primetime reality TV show. One of the co-hosts of the show, popularly known as just “DWTS,” made a joke of Spier’s day one lies:
Spicer’s lies are so ingrained in the Trump administration’s history they even appear in the Mueller report.
On Spicer’s exit from the Trump White House The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza wrote: “Sean Spicer Will Be Remembered for His Lies.”
Many are furious that ABC is “normalizing” a “pathological liar” and normalizing fascism by placing him on national television in a reality TV show.
Take a look:
S. SPICER: Hitler didn't even sink to the level of using chemical weapons… he was not using the gas on his own peop… https://t.co/H1PvPpK7As— Eric Rauchway (@Eric Rauchway)1566392181.0
@GMA @Tom_Bergeron @seanspicer @DancingABC tee hee, get it, cause he turned a taxpayer-funded position into a propa… https://t.co/cPQs33XLoA— Gabe Ortíz (@Gabe Ortíz)1566392417.0
@GMA @Tom_Bergeron @seanspicer @DancingABC Intentionally and gleefully lying to the American public is not somethin… https://t.co/FwCq7LtG4g— Kevin Maisto (@Kevin Maisto)1566392416.0
I'm old enough to remember when Sean Spicer said Hitler didn't use chemical weapons on his own people and then when… https://t.co/slLSVTNC1I— Ted Corcoran (Red T Raccoon) (@Ted Corcoran (Red T Raccoon))1566392280.0
@GMA @Tom_Bergeron @seanspicer @DancingABC Shame on @GMA @Tom_Bergeron for normalizing corruption and degradation o… https://t.co/F6kT5IsgqE— Sharon Ringel (@Sharon Ringel)1566393088.0
Remember when Spicer talked about 'Holocaust centers' and defended Hitler, saying he didn't use chemical weapons? T… https://t.co/hL7TBISNL6— Sarah Kendzior (@Sarah Kendzior)1566394471.0
More like #DancingToFascism. Screw you for helping to normalize Sean Spicer, @GMA. https://t.co/xbkjLazf1E— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@Jon Cooper 🇺🇸)1566392708.0
@GMA @Tom_Bergeron @seanspicer @DancingABC Nicely done, Tom! But I’d be more impressed if you walked out of hosting… https://t.co/qlrXWh7MXd— Sean Ryland (@Sean Ryland)1566391930.0
@GMA @Tom_Bergeron @seanspicer @DancingABC it’s funny because his job was to help a dangerous psychopath constantly… https://t.co/HzzM4arsdz— Lindsey Barrett (@Lindsey Barrett)1566392139.0
@GMA @Tom_Bergeron @seanspicer @DancingABC This is a seriously bad look on @DancingABC for casting this man.— Tim (@Tim)1566392689.0
you know how you sit in history class learning (hopefully they teach u) about the Holocaust and various genocides a… https://t.co/7ADzYiVeaW— Christine Nangle (@Christine Nangle)1566392362.0
I am a super loyal @dancingabc viewer who will not be watching this season. #DWTS is about growth, fun, escapism —… https://t.co/iV7CGiTkvk— Jess Morales Rocketto (@Jess Morales Rocketto)1566393791.0