Dancing With the Stars fans furious as Tyra Banks 'shoves' sad Olivia Jade off the stage on live TV after elimination
TYRA Banks was slammed by Dancing With the Stars fans after appearing to "shove" Olivia Jade offstage after she was eliminated.
Olivia, 22, and Jimmie Allen, 36, were left devastated when they were both booted off the ABC dancing competition in Monday's episode.
And DWTS fans were furious with how Tyra handled their exit, claiming she "shooed" Olivia and her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy offstage.
They also blasted the former model, 47, for "interrupting" Jimmie in the middle of a sentimental story about his grandmother.
Viewers flooded Twitter with their dismay and once again begged ABC bosses to fire the "unprofessional" and "rude" presenter.
One raged: "Seriously though I just wish Tyra let the couples going home have their moment.
"Olivia & Val were having a moment and she shooed them offstage, and then she interrupted Jimmie when talking about his grandmother. Just let them speak. You can go 1 sec over 10pm, it's ok."
Another added: "Olivia is eliminated + Tyra straight up stand right infront of her. Then Jimmie talks about his scarf/grandma & Tyra is like 'okay anyway!' have never seen this kind of unprofessionalism from a host EVER on #DWTS PLEASE get rid of Tyra."
"RANT: Tyra is just so awful!!!! Did she seriously just block Olivia? Bad form cutting @JimmieAllen off," a third fumed.
During the elimination, Melora Hardin also landed in the bottom three but was saved by judges to dance again in next week's semifinals.
DRAMA WITH SUNI
This is not the first time Tyra has come under fire for her presenting skills on the dancing competition.
Earlier this month, she was called out for embarrassing Suni Lee for rushing offstage to vomit after her performance.
Suni and her partner Sasha Farber decided to dance the Paso Doble to We Will Rock You for Queen week.
However, after the routine, Suni was seen immediately heading backstage, which led Tyra Banks to explain the situation.
She said: “Suni is not feeling so good. Not covid! Not covid at all! But she's not feeling well so she danced sick and she had to leave. But she's okay!”
Suni would return to the stage for the relay dances, but Tyra once again focused on the awkward moment.
Tyra told the athlete: "Suni, I got to ask you. I know you've been struggling all day and, like, dude is like, you're throwing up. This is live TV and you ran off!”
COMING UNDER FIRE
Tyra was slammed for repeatedly pointing out that Suni had thrown up, instead of tactfully brushing over it to save the teen from further embarrassment.
Days after the incident, Suni admitted on Instagram that she was feeling "lonely" and not "mentally okay".
Asked if she "misses home" by one fan, the 18-year-old replied: "Yes so much, I'm lonely in LA ahah and I miss my people."
Another follower wanted to know: "Are you feeling better emotionally and physically?"
The teenage athlete confessed: "Eh I'm okay, still healing from my fractured shin at the Olympics and mentally I could be better."
Tyra has seen backlash for more hosting moments, being called out for fumbling over her words, asking not-so-engaging questions, and even making a frequent habit of messing up the script.
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