Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy made it all the way to the semifinals before being eliminated on Tuesday evening’s Dancing With the Stars results show.
But instead of going out on a high note, did the soccer star and her mercurial pro partner demonstrate the bad attitude they’ve been accused of in the past?
Certainly not in the immediate aftermath of their elimination, when they were gracious to one another and to their fans before their last dance of the season:
In the last nine weeks, the pair weren’t the first or only couple to be criticized by the judges, but they were the ones who made it into a controversial issue.
Starting with Chmerkovskiy lashing out at Len Goodman, the couple’s combative ways – with each other and the judges – was a continual thing all season.
In a video recap of Monday’s performances, Solo complained about her scores: “Sevens? The same thing I got in week one. Kiss my booty,” she said.
“The scores at this point, the judges at this point mean nothing.”
The pair were also overheard swearing about the judges as they awaited their second set of scores during Monday’s performances: “F— ’em,” they said.
Hope then reportedly refused all interviews after the program.
What do you think? Did their attitude and competitive ways actually hurt them this season, with the judges and with fans? And are you sad they’re gone?