Ralph Macchio on Dancing With the Stars Ouster: No Respect From the Judges!

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Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff had a great run, but ultimately fell short of the finals on last night's Dancing with the Stars results show.

The Karate Kid star says his elimination wasn't exactly a shock, but insinuated that the judges dug a hole for himself and Karina Smirnoff.

"We feel like the comments from the judges last night put us in a pretty tough position โ€“ even for our fan base โ€“ to pull it out," he says.

Ralph Macchio, Karina Smirnoff Pic

"That was unfortunate because I thought some of the comments were disrespectful and not constructive for how I can better myself."

The actor felt like the judges were "making fun" of him and Smirnoff, and wasn't pleased. "I thought we earned respect over the season."

"It just felt like the playing field wasn't level for some reason last night. That was disappointing. But I was ready for this [elimination]."

Disrespected or not, it's hard to argue that any of the top three don't belong on merit, something that Macchio acknowledges freely.

Macchio believes Chelsea Kane is the best dancer of the remaining stars competing on the show, but thinks it's anyone's Mirror Ball.

Who do you think will bring it home?

[Photo: ABC]

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente