Is Kim Zolciak for real? She started an online petition at her instagram (see below) to bring her and Tony Dovolani back to Dancing With The Stars. Not only that, according to E Online, she’s already got 13,000 signatures in only one day. Let us know what you think.
ETA: Carrie Ann Inaba spoke about this subject at the Peta party last night. Here is what she told Entertainment Tonight:
“I feel bad for her but those are the rules, and you know, I am a strong abider by the rules,” Inaba told ET at PETA’s 35th anniversary event in Hollywood, California on Wednesday.
“I am the Lift Police so the rules are important to me,” Inaba continued. “I feel badly for her, but it would be unfair to the other competitors.”
Despite Zolciak’s best efforts — the reality star has been petitioning for her and Dovolani to be reinstated in the competition — there is no chance she can return as a competitor this season.
“No, there’s no way she can come back,” Inaba said.
“But I think it’s good — not good in that way — but good in that now she can spend time with her family,” the DWTS judge added. “Dancing With the Stars is very grueling, and that’s a serious thing to have a mini-stroke. I want her to take good care of herself. We wish you well Kim.”
My thoughts: Come back next season! This season….No!! A rule is a rule! It’s more important to take care of her health. Besides I’m not sure she should have lasted very much longer on the show anyway?
Court: As far as I know, no invitation was extended to Dorothy Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Misty May-Treanor, Sara Evans, or any other contestant in the history of DWTS to return to their respective seasons after having to withdraw due to illness or other reasons. Why does Kim suddenly think she’s VIP and can just say “let me back in”? And does she honestly think it’s fair to the other celebs this season that have actually had to WORK to stay in the competition week after week? It’s as if she’s saying “You’ve done great in my absence, Bindi, Alek, Nick, Alexa, Carlos, etc. But I’m just gonna mosey on back into the competition and act as if I’ve worked every bit as hard as you guys have to stick around and survive the elims in order to get to this point. Yay me!” I don’t care that she lives in Atlanta – that’s her problem. And I don’t think she should get the special treatment of being allowed to compete from Atlanta, and the fuss of having to send a production crew down there to do her hair, makeup, set up lighting, sound, cameras, etc. Everyone is going through their own struggles this season – Andy is exhausted from traveling, Paula is just old and tired, Bindi’s ankle is hurting, yadda yadda yadda. And I don’t hear any of them asking for special treatment. The air of entitlement that I’m picking up from her in starting this petition is beyond off-putting – to the point where I’m glad she’s gone, even though I was beginning to warm to her as a dancer. And it also makes me question whether she’s taking this health scare seriously – even if her doctor DID clear her to fly, you’d think that a previously-undiscovered heart problem and a stroke that could have been a lot more devastating would have been a bit of a wake-up call to Kim to slow down and take care of herself. I feel like that gravity of the situation is rather lost on her. Girl, stay in Atlanta, take it easy, enjoy your time with your family, let go of this idea of coming back, and we’ll see you in several weeks for the finale. It’s not like production is really gonna listen to this nonsense, anyway.
Heidi: Yeah, gotta agree with Courtney on this one and add something else….does it not occur to her that she very well could have been the one eliminated anyway on Monday night?? It is plausible after all (and really, the way they went about the show, it really occurred to me that she was the bottom anyway). And she’s not going to win this season – not even close – so why is it so important to her to come back?? Why is she willing to risk her health for a dance competition? Is the gravity of the situation really lost on her, or was it really not as serious as it was made to sound? Sorry, girl – but your deep desire to get back on the show is making me question every aspect of this situation. Another note, to the crazy-assed fans on twitter who are complaining that “Derek was allowed to come back so why can’t Kim?” Are you REALLY this stupid? Seriously? Derek is a pro dancer and is, theoretically, easily switched out with another pro dancer. He’s not the celeb who signed a celeb contract – although I can certainly understand how it seems like he’s the celeb at times. 😀 Since he’s more famous than some of the celebs on the show and all. Get real, people – this complaint is making you look just plain dumb.