AfterElton.com just received this statement from Fox regarding Wednesday night’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance which featured a same-sex couple who were ridiculed by the judges and the show.
The judges of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE critique auditioners and contestants on their overall performance, stage presence, technique and a wide range of characteristics. All dancers are aware when they audition they will be subject to the judges’ opinions. We apologize if any viewers were offended by their remarks.
From the Producers of So You Think You Can Dance and Fox.
So they aren’t sorry for any of the homophobic comments made by judge Nigel Lythgoe. And they’re not sorry that they edited the segment with music and footage that was blatantly offensive to Misha and Mitchel, the same-sex pair who appeared on the show, not to mention all of the gay viewers outraged by what we witnessed.
No, they’re sorry if you were offended. Such a heartfelt apology brings a tear to the eye, no?
We all know exactly what this kind of apology means. It means they aren’t sorry at all.
I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t cut it for me. More to follow next week.
Editor’s update: Saturday morning Lythgoe apologized for his "Brokeback" dancing tweet. Unfortunately, he still doesn’t get it when it comes to the rest of the issue.