On Wednesday, Good Morning America reported that Sean Spicer, former White House Press Secretary to President Donald Trump, will be appearing on "Dancing With the Stars."
This show is not new to giving a lighthearted platform to controversial political figures — it famously hosted former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who now heads up the Department of Energy. Moreover, Spicer — who attracted controversy for lying about Trump's inauguration crowd size and claiming that Hitler never gassed people, has sought credibility as a political veteran, with Harvard's Kennedy School giving him a fellowship.
Still, the announcement drew incredulity and mockery from the internet:
Trump is God. Trump mad because Denmark won't sell Greenland. Sean Spicer to appear on "Dancing with the Stars."… https://t.co/VX0Yvtv6Wc— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1566391450.0
I can’t believe a DWEEB like Sean Spicer is ruining the fact that James Van Der Beek is actually on Dancing with th… https://t.co/I3Cv2W1yBA— Caroline Darya Framke (@Caroline Darya Framke)1566391953.0
Sean Spicer going on “Dancing with the Stars”? What the fuck. Why are these mainstream networks want to rehabilitat… https://t.co/H0nkKHFDHz— Mike Vanriel (@Mike Vanriel)1566391294.0
@GMA @seanspicer @DancingABC Great job normalizing a white supremacist administration, guys.— Gabe Ortíz (@Gabe Ortíz)1566391325.0
July 24, 2018 -- @KatiePavlich: "Everybody wants to know if you are going to be on Dancing with the Stars. This is… https://t.co/DmI0unTs27— Jeremy Art (@Jeremy Art)1566391827.0