DWTS Fans Upset Over Treatment of Olivia Jade

"Disney Heroes Night" and "Disney Villains Night" - VAL CHMERKOVSKIY, OLIVIA JADE

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Some “Dancing With the Stars” fans are not happy about the way the judges seemingly gush over Olivia Jade and score other couples inconsistently. Here is what the fans had to say about the matter.


Some Fans Think She’s ‘Overhyped’ and ‘Overscored’


Olivia Jade’s Jazz – Dancing with the StarsOlivia Jade and Val Chmerkovskiy dance Jazz to “Remember Me (Ernesto de la Cruz)” from the movie “Coco” on Dancing with the Stars Disney Week: Villains Night! Subscribe: goo.gl/T7bg3N Watch Dancing with the Stars Mondays at 8/7c on ABC and Stream on Hulu!2021-10-13T02:00:23Z

In a Reddit thread, one “Dancing With the Stars” fan admitted to being pleasantly surprised by Olivia Jade and Val Chmerkovskiy’s first dance, but “ever since then she’s been fairly middling.”

“I’m not sure why she’s being pushed as a front runner when, out of the women, she’s more middle of the pack,” said the fan.

Another fan responded by saying that perhaps the judges are trying to keep things even going into the audience votes, implying that maybe Olivia Jade isn’t doing that well in audience voting.

“I kinda feel like the judges’ scores are trying to level the playing field from the audience votes. The judges’ scores are sooooo all over the place. Olivia is doing great, sure but was [her samba] a 9 routine? No. I don’t think she’d be sticking around very long if not for high judges scores.”

As far as playing favorites, there was a report from a notable entertainment blind item blogger that said Olivia Jade was guaranteed three weeks of safety by the producers, something an ABC executive denied was happening.


Some Fans Argued It’s More About the Judges’ Inconsistency


Olivia Jade’s Samba – Dancing with the StarsOlivia Jade and Val Chmerkovskiy dance the Samba to “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” from the movie “The Lion King” on Dancing with the Stars Disney Week: Heroes Night! Subscribe: goo.gl/T7bg3N Watch Dancing with the Stars Mondays at 8/7c on ABC and Stream on Hulu!2021-10-12T01:25:07Z

One fan thought it was more about Olivia Jade being the judges’ frontrunner than being overscored, writing, “Unfortunately, I don’t think she’s being overscored, as she is doing quite well. I think the judges’ scoring this season is inconsistent and they’re showing their biases, so I do think it’s clear that she’s their frontrunner. So I think she’s overhyped, not overscored.”

Several commenters agreed, saying that she seems like the judges’ favorite this season, “whereas Cody [Rigsby] seems to be on their hate list.”

But another fan on Reddit observed that the problem is that the judges are scoring everyone too high. They said that when dancers like Iman Shumpert or The Miz or Brian Austin Green are getting 7s and 8s, then Olivia Jade should be scored a 9 even if that seems too high, writing, “She’s one of the better dancers this season. … Do I think her dance last night deserved three 9’s? Absolutely not. But when you’re giving the Miz and Iman 8’s, or BAG a 7, then yes she did deserve 9’s. It’s not the contestant that should be criticized, it’s the judges’ lack of consistency that needs to be.”

Another commenter said she thought Olivia and Val’s jazz routine for Disney Villains night “looked messy,” to which someone replied, “It pisses me off because she doesn’t even deserve to be on the show. I don’t care that it’s been 3 years, she’s never apologized/taken accountability and just says she was ‘part of a scandal.’ Absolutely not a fan.”

This is in reference to her parents, actress Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli, getting her fraudulently admitted to the University of Southern California as part of the college admissions bribery scandal.

But another commenter thought that it was unfair to say Olivia Jade is overhyped just because you don’t like her, writing, “I think she’s doing great and I’ve been very impressed … people don’t like Olivia for obvious reasons it’s as simple as that and that’s totally fine, but to so say she’s overhyped and overscored when purely looking at the dancing I think is incorrect.”

But someone else replied that this is just another example of her privileged life, writing, “It high key annoys me that the girl who ended up in the scandal she was in because of her privilege, is again receiving all the privilege in the world [from the judges].”

Someone else commented, “She’s overhyped. Mom and dad probably paid off ABC.”

This is not the first time fans have wondered about Olivia Jade’s place on the show, with some wanting her to be eliminated before they even saw her dance.

What do you think, fans? Is Olivia Jade the real deal or is she receiving disproportionately high scores from the judges?

“Dancing With the Stars” season 30 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times on ABC.

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John Neville-Andrews
John Neville-Andrews
12 days ago

The whole program has deteriorated immeasurably, from the worst host of all time Tyra Banks, Bruno Toniolli, a terrible judge who never gives any kind of real reaction or critique (we only need Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Derek Hough) and get better, serious contestants. The show used to be a competitive dance challenge, now it’s more of a joke program.

Cathi Harger
Cathi Harger
12 days ago

Ohhhhhhh h my god! I am so ooooh tired of all the haters and insecure women! People need 2 let that crap go concerning “Olivia Jade. I’ve sat back & quietly watched this whole college scandal ordeal from the very beginning . First off I would like 2 say that Lori Loughlin has been working her frickin tale off for many many years. Privileged my fanny!!!!! She had nothing handed to her. She has ALWAYS worked. Kinda like my,mother…she wanted us kids 2 have what we needed. A better life than she was givin. That’s exactly what lori&,her ol man were thinkin. Jesus….ya’llc act like she murdered someone! She just wanted her girls 2 have the best…..like ANY mother would. She made a frickin mistake! I dunno about anyone else…..but at 63 years old I can,recall some prettý wild, horrible, mistakes I’ve made in my lifetime MANY actually. So what?! Mistakes r nessesary for learning. It’s crazy 2 me 2 see people still hate full over this. And 2,punish,that kid….its wrong,on so many levels. Olivia Jade is beyond beautiful! She looks just like her beautiful mother. That’s part of the problem,I guess huh? And that’s ludicrous 2 say the judges favor Olivia Jade & that’s why she’s on the show still?! Please……..she’s still,there cuz she can dance her tail off!!!!! Quit hate in ladies. 4 real!.it’s pathetic. It shows how,insecure ya are with yourselves. I only watch that show 2 see her. Seriously. How incredibly brave and strong that girl is. U go olivia!!!! So proud of u. U know your worth darlin…. screw the haters and jealousy . Your doin it! Knock,em dead sweetie! U,got this baby…Ignore the drama. Your so much better than that.

Josh Peller
Josh Peller
11 days ago
Reply to  Cathi Harger

Olivia went along with whole thing, she’s not innocent. If they donated a building, hundreds of people would have been helped and Lori would have got her child in. That said, judges should call it fairly.

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