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After "Dancing with the Stars" judge Bruno Tonioli made headlines for his strong critique of Michael Bolton's performance, the ABC hit show's producers are speaking out.
"Bruno's role as a judge is to give his honest opinions on the quality of the dances he's judging, which is what he did in this case. While we respect the feelings of our celebrities and dancers, we don't feel Bruno should be expected to apologize for doing his job," the producers tell ET.
On Monday night, Bruno critiqued Michael's routine (which kicked off in a doghouse), saying, "I think this is probably the worst jive in 11 seasons," and also noting, "You should have kept the bone and gone back into the doghouse."