Austria’s version of Dancing With the Stars kicked off a new season with gay television host Alfons Haider making the controversial decision to dance with male partner Vadim Garbuzov. Australia’s own version debuted the first female duo last year when Gil Shem Tov and Dorit Milman teamed up, but Austria is the first to feature two men doing the same-sex samba. Fantastic!
Or it would be, if Haider had any dancing ability whatsoever. We kid, we kiiiid. Back in DWTS preseason, Haider told reporters, “I am going to dance with a heterosexual. This is not about being gay. I do not want my appearance on the show to be reduced to homosexuality. This is about the show, about entertainment. I am not the gay Joan of Arc.”
No no no, not the gay Joan of Arc. (Whatever that means.)
It will be interesting to see how far Haider advances in the show. 42% of the country are reportedly opposed to his dancing bromance. We’ll keep you posted! We know how you simply adore Austrian primetime.
So how do you think they did?