Over the years, producers on Dancing with the Stars have cast some seriously controversial celebrities, which, at times, has resulted in public outrage. From politicians to reality stars to stars who have a background in dance, here are the 12 most controversial celebrities to have ever been cast on the dance competition show:
12. Nick Viall
Nick Viall’s casting on Dancing with the Stars was initially controversial because he was considered the villain during his two stints on The Bachelorette. However, it became more controversial when Kaitlyn Bristowe accused Bachelor producer Mike Fleiss of refusing to allow her to appear on DWTS after she was the Bachelorette. According to her, Fleiss specifically told her that he didn’t want any of the former stars of his show to seek fame when it was over, but that’s clearly what Viall was doing with DWTS.