DWTS Fans Blast A Finalist’s ‘Cult’ Following


Some “Dancing With the Stars” fans are mad about Cody Rigsby advancing to the season 30 finale and things are heating up between them and his voting bloc, the Peloton enthusiasts. “Dancing With the Stars” fans are calling them a “cult” and blasting him going to the finals over other contestants.

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Fans Are Calling Out Cody’s ‘Peloton Cult’

Cody Rigsby’s Argentine Tango – Dancing with the StarsCody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke dance the Argentine Tango to “La Cumparsita” by Forever Tango on the Dancing with the Stars Semi-Finals! Subscribe: goo.gl/T7bg3N Watch Dancing with the Stars Mondays at 8/7c on ABC and Stream on Hulu!2021-11-16T02:42:59Z

It’s no secret that Cody Rigsby and his partner Cheryl Burke must be getting a ton of help from the voting viewers because their scores have not been as high week in and week out as the other finalists’ scores have been. They are averaging a 31.0, whereas the other finalists are averaging 31.3 (Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach), 35.4 (Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten), and 36.4 (JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson).

However, “Dancing With the Stars” fans have had it with what they are calling “the Peloton cult.” Cody is a fitness expert who hosts virtual workouts for the fitness company Peloton.

“Me next week trying to vote for everyone but Cody to combat the Peloton cult’s votes,” wrote one fan, adding in another tweet, “Me hearing Cody get chosen over Suni because the Peloton cult saved his clearly inferior a**.”

Another fan wrote, “Are Peloton users in a cult?? What’s going on??? Cody over Suni???”

A third fan wrote, “Cody Rigsby does not deserve to be in the #DWTS finale… Suni deserved that so much more but the peloton cult keeps voting him through.”

One fan says that if Cody sneaks in and takes away first or second place on the show, she will “destroy [Peloton] from the inside out.”

It isn’t just fans of Suni Lee either. The Melora Hardin contingent is also mad about Cody advancing over her.


“Look, I don’t normally watch ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ but I am so offended watching Melora Hardin pour her heart out and KILL IT technically and get the same score as Cody Rigsby, who just stood there while his partner danced around him,” wrote another viewer.

A third had strong words for judge Carrie Ann Inaba, writing, “Carrie Ann is really driving me off the edge. She’s deducting points from excellent dancers like Melora and Amanda but permanently stuck up Cody’s hip.”

But The ‘Peloton Cult’ Is Not Here For The Insults

Cody Rigsby’s Redemption Salsa – Dancing with the StarsCody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke dance a redemption Salsa to “Danza Kuduro” by Don Omar & Lucenzo on the Dancing with the Stars Semi-Finals! Subscribe: goo.gl/T7bg3N Watch Dancing with the Stars Mondays at 8/7c on ABC and Stream on Hulu!2021-11-16T02:03:12Z

The Peloton faithful do not seem to care about being called a “cult,” nor do they care about if people are mad they are supporting Cody.

“You should read the complaints by the reg fans of DWTS. They can’t believe there are enough Peloton people to keep voting him thru. The cult fever is real,” wrote one Peloton user.

“‘Dancing With The Stars’ viewers are starting to realize the power of the $PTON cult. The market will too. Ain’t a damn thing changed except for my account balance,” wrote another.

Another chimed in with, “He’s got Peloton nation! No one understands the cult unless [you’re] in it! Not going home anytime soon! I voted 40 times! My whole office votes for him!”

“Tired: $PTON jumps 13.64 percent on injection of $1B cash. Wired: Wall Street BTFD following Peloton cult pushing Cody to #DWTS finals,” wrote another user.

Another added, “Raise your hand if you haven’t watched #DWTS before and won’t watch it after but you vote 20 times for Cody every Monday like your life depends on it. #BooCrew #youcantsitwithus #pelotoncult.”

One fan pointed out that even if Cody has Peloton users voting like crazy for him, he is also a pretty talented dancer, writing, “You know…you can have a popularity contest AND still have the finalists all be people who have shown incredible improvement & demonstrated talent along the way. But sure, by all means, let the flat-foot continue dragging along b/c the Peloton Cult has all endorphins & no taste.”

Another user pointed out that everyone has a “cult” following if you think about it, writing, “Yes a huge cult because we choose to vote for an amazing instructor who has helped so many people! Everyone gets votes, but only Peloton is a cult.”

And finally, one Cody supporter suggested that his haters try taking one of his classes before judging his fanbase, writing, “To all those butt-hurt about Cody on DWTS that don’t understand why our ‘cult,’ ‘bikergang,’ is SO STRONG… I challenge you to DL the Peloton App and get 2 months free. Take a Cody class & check back with me!”

It should be fun to see who wins — and Cody is definitely grateful that he didn’t quit the show like he was thinking about doing earlier in the season.

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

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James Volpe
James Volpe
1 month ago

DWTS needs an uplift. First, they need new, younger judges. They need to replace the host. Tyra Banks, made the show about her. She strutted her stuff walking in like she was walking a runway. Who the heck does she think she is? DWTS showed a nice montage of the dancers during the finale and Tyra was in it. WHY???? ABC should just call it the Tyra Banks show. Viewer disliked her from day one, a lot stopped watching. I would tape DWTS and fast forward Tyra’s antics.Celebrities should have NO dance experience to compete in the competition. Iman, and Jimmie are what Dancing With the Stars should be about celebrities who have no dance experience who prevailed and grew week after week. Day one with JoJo you could see is was an amazing dancing and the current judges let her know that week after week. Yes, JoJo is an amazing dancer, however she entered the competition with dance experience which was unfair to the Jimmie and Iman contestants. I have been watching DWTS since is began. The current judges were way to hard on the contestants who had no dance experience to the competitors whom came in with dance experience. As a viewer it just seemed so unfair. Iman received a 4. I am sorry, no one deserves of 4, that is down right petty for Len to give him a 4. A 6 is a low school and would have been accepted in my eyes. Iman showed the judges that he can succeed and succeed well. I hope ABC reads all the posts on Facebook from viewers who are upset with the current set up DWTS. If there are no viewers there is no show. ABC needs a new host that is not going to make the show about them. ABC needs new judges, new judging criteria, new competitors with no dance experience what so ever. Kudos, to Iman and Daniella for an outstanding job they did this season. It was so much fun watching Iman grow to become an amazing dancer.

Leslie Williams
Leslie Williams
1 month ago

Just my opinion, ONLY dancing judges should judge! Also, if you invite one person that has any kind of dance background, they all should – OR all should have no dance background to be fair! This is what pisses me off about singing competitions too! They become a bloody popularity contest instead of who actually sings/dances better!!

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