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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

James Jordan On Same-Sex Couples: "It's Wrong"

Former Strictly pro James Jordan has waded into the debate over having a same-sex couple on the show.

According to the Huffington Post, James told The Sun“It’s wrong. I think [Strictly] would lose so many viewers. I have nothing against same-sex couples, if they want to go and do their own competitions. But ballroom and Latin dancing is about a man dancing with a woman – that’s fact. It annoys me that people like Craig can say this because he’s gay. That’s the only reason he’s pushing it.”

Oh James. How very 1950s. Separate but equal and all that.

Dance is an expression, an extension of one's personality. If someone prefers to take a certain role in life, why shouldn't they be able to do so on the dancefloor?

Robin Windsor made his feelings clear on the matter on Facebook:

Ballroom dancing is built on a core of a leader and a follower - it should never matter if it's 2 people of the same sex or not!
Posted by Robin Windsor on Monday, 15 June 2015
As I said before, I think a same-sex partnership on Strictly would be fine, as long as a celebrity, or pro for that matter, didn't feel obliged or pressured to do so. 


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