“Dancing with the Stars” viewers couldn’t miss the drama surrounding Ryan Lochte when protesters stormed the stage and called the swimmer-turned-hoofer a “liar.” Well, if the Speedo fits.
Beyond Lochte, a less splashy mini-scandal surfaced involving Canadian race car driver James Hinchcliffe, who foxtrotted his way to a first-place tie score from the judges in the ABC show’s premiere.
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Before the competition, IndyCar Series, in which Hichcliffe, aka Hinch, drives, retweeted a tip with instructions on how to vote even if, as required by the rules, you don’t live in America. It was pretty clear since it noted: “How to vote for Hinch on DWTS if you live outside the US” using a virtual private network (VPN) service that masks location.
@ryan_long_01 tweeted: “I like how @IndyCar retweeted directions on how to cheat @DancingABC voting, including the #F---DaPolice Hashtag”
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IndyCar responded with some fancy footwork. They tweeted back: “our mistake, we’ve taken it down.” Sorry, IndyCar. As Lochte’s mess reminds: gone but not forgotten.Send a Letter to the Editor