Tamar Braxton Joins DWTS, Chummy Photo With Contender Paula Deen Fuels Backlash
Tamar Braxton is headed to ABC.
According to the network, the “Braxton Family Values” star has been added to the cast of “Dancing with the Stars.” Joining Braxton will be fellow reality star Kim Zolciak, Paula Deen, Alek Skarlatos, Gary Busey, Bindi Irwin, Chaka Khan, Andy Grammer, Nick Carter, Hayes Grier, Victor Espinoza, and the competition’s first married contestants: Alexa and Carlos PenaVega.
While most people seem fairly excited about being able to witness Braxton and Khan put their dancing skills to the test, the peanut gallery is also buzzing with criticism after ABC shared a cozy photo of Braxton and Deen—who has been repeatedly outed as a racist—on the DWTS Instagram page. Fans across social media platforms have accused the singer of “setting” Black people back by posing with the celebrity chef and are urging her to maintain a healthy distance from Deen.
Braxton has not responded to the backlash, but she did express excitement about joining the cast.
This is season will certainly be an interesting one.