The reviews are in on Sean Spicer’s Dancing With the Stars debut, or more importantly, on a neon ruffle shirt that somehow both blinded and overshadowed all.
Called the “Most Embarrassing 'Dancing With the Stars' Debut Ever; Period” by The Daily Beast, a salsa with dance pro Lindsay Arnold earned a judges’ score of 12 out of 30, the second lowest score of the night ahead of only Lamar Odom.
Which left the internet debating whether a man who openly lied to the American public should be on the same stage as Lamar Odom. Spicer's musical selection for his dance was to a song by Spice Girls titled “Spice Up Your Life.”
Voices in politics and entertainment spent the evening noting the former White House press secretary’s history dancing around facts with the same clumsiness demonstrated on the dance floor.
“A reminder that Sean Spicer lied repeatedly to the American people on behalf of Donald Trump and his administration,” read a tweet from the Democratic National Committee. “No amount of shimmying will change that.”
Spicer used his new platform last night to bring up his past job.
“I was Donald Trump’s first White House press secretary,” he said during his introduction on the season premiere. “There's no question my time in the White House was tumultuous.”
Then after a montage of some of the moments during his tenure, Spicer celebrated a tweet from President Donald Trump put out congratulating him on the reality gig. “It's nice to have the leader of the free world on your side when it comes to getting votes,” he added.
After the show, Spicer took to Twitter alongside former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee to suggest that he will be discriminated against on the show for being a Christian.
Thank you @GovMikeHuckabee 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. May God bless you https://t.co/Qqa9xi3pIM
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) September 17, 2019
However, many critics have continued to focused on his former job as the focus of their critiques, and not religion.