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Twitter Has Thoughts on Homophobe Rick Perry Booking Dancing With the Stars

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Dancing With the Stars is known as a show that plays fast and loose with the word "stars," but season 23 really underlines that fact. Sure, Ryan Lochte is a star, but a fallen one. Also, Rick Perry is not a celebrity anywhere outside of Texas — his failed bids for the Republican nomination in the past two election cycles were mercifully short (though he did become a historic footnote when, at a 2012 debate, he was unable to name all three of the government agencies he intended to shut down).

LGBT audiences though may remember Perry a bit more vividly. He's been a staunch opponent to our equality, lamenting the legalization of consensual gay sex and advocating a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Oh, and he equated homosexuality with alcoholism. So obviously, many queer-related Twitter accounts lit up when DWTS's new cast was announced this week.

[RELATED: Rick Perry's Most Antigay Moments]

Actor-comedian Alec Mapa isn't joining his local chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans any time soon.

Not bad for a real housewife:

Andy Lassner lumps Perry in with another politician whose career is effectively over.

Hey, a check is a check. Right, Rick?

Wait, Vanilla Ice isn't a star anymore?

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