America entered yet another horrifying realm of the Twilight Zone yesterday evening when Donald Trump‘s former mouthpiece Sean Spicer made his debut on Dancing With The Stars.
In his video introduction, Spicer, who now works for a pro-Trump super-PAC, said, “There’s no question my time in the White House was very tumultuous. I think it gave people a very one-dimensional look at who I am as a person.”
He then busted out on stage in an ill-fitting neon green blouse and baggy white pants and danced the salsa to the Spice Girls’ “Spice Up Your Life,” for which he earned an embarrassingly low score of 12 out of 30.
Clearly unhappy with the score, Spicer took to Twitter afterwards to suggest that he is being punished by the judges for his Christian faith, tweeting: “Clearly the judges aren’t going to be with me. Let’s send a message to #Hollywood that those of us who stand for #Christ won’t be discounted.”
But Hemant Mehta over at the Friendly Atheist notes that DWTS has featured plenty of conservative Christians in the past, including Tucker Carlson, Rick Perry, Tom DeLay, and Bristol Palin, and reminds everyone that Jesus didn’t die on the cross so that Sean Spicer could dance without ridicule on network television.
“At least give Spicer credit for one thing,” Mehta writes, “We now have a new reason to reject Christianity.”
And now, the tweets…
— Matt Wilstein (@mattwilstein) September 17, 2019
As a Christian minister, Mr. Spicer, I am sickened by this attempt to drag Jesus into your pit. People do not oppose you b/c you follow Christ. People oppose you b/c you gave voice to a president who governs w/o morality. I see little Christian in Mr. Trump’s policies.
— Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie (@RevChuckCurrie) September 17, 2019
With Sean Spicer back in the news today, a flashback to the moment when it became clear that the Trump administration was going to be the stuff of dystopian novels pic.twitter.com/in80iC7OQ1
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 17, 2019
I refuse to watch Sean Spicer's stupid dance. A nazi in a flamenco shirt is still a nazi
— Kari Bentley-Quinn (@KBQWrites) September 17, 2019
It’s possible Jesus has not taken the wheel here. pic.twitter.com/NPc20u3ZMB
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) September 17, 2019
"The thing I want from Sean Spicer is more visible jiggling" — no one ever
— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) September 17, 2019
sean spicer looks like what would happen if you put a fascist in a lime green shirt pic.twitter.com/TU3vWw3wKk
— ?alicia? (@trgrrl) September 17, 2019
This whole thing with Sean Spicer isn't cute. Fuck the people promoting and normalizing him.
— Fannie Wolfe ? (@fanniesroom) September 17, 2019
Because I know ALL of you want to hear my take about Sean Spicer:
I love bad dancing and corny costumes as much as anybody, but the joke is on us. pic.twitter.com/xMei1fiJ2H
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 17, 2019
You’re on this show because you stood up for a serial adulterer and lied endlessly for him in exchange for pay and power.
Christ had nothing to do with it.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) September 17, 2019
— Hear Me Roar (@Stop_Trump20) September 17, 2019
FFS, I did not, and do not watch DWTS, but I saw the clips this am – all Sean Spicer needs is a pineapple on his head, and Trump will mistake him for Carmen Miranda and try to deport him.
— Howard (@HowardA_Esq) September 17, 2019