My internet access was limited over the weekend, so I've had to do a bunch of catch-up reading today on the downfall of Western civilization -- i.e., the continuation of Master P on DWTS over more "worthy" dancers....:eyebrow: But is he really that detrimental? Do some of you really think that Master P's performances and/or clothing reflect badly on ballroom dancing as a whole? Personally, I think that it's easy to separate Master P from the other ballroom dancers. Whether or not one contestant dances badly (or allegedly "disrespects" ballroom :roll: ) can't have that much of an effect on whether people who are inclined to like ballroom dancing will continue to like it -- especially when there are so many professionals on the show to demonstrate the best of ballroom dancing. On the other hand -- I would be more deeply concerned about the comments from Len the judge. Isn't he discouraging to the "average" person out there who starts with very little natural talent? Why would someone take continuous lessons if he/she believes that a failure to show improvement after a few weeks is evidence that "you're not a dancer" (the comment Len gave to Evander Holyfield last season) or that you will be ridiculed as harshly as Master P has been this season? We've all seen people who simply progress at different paces, irrespective of the endeavor, yet still reach a high level eventually. I think it would be more professional for a judge to criticize a person for failing to live up to potential, rather than stating a conclusion that the person has no potential at all, after just a few weeks of training. People like Len seem to be spoiling an opportunity (on national TV) by perpetuating the stereotype that ballroom dancing is for a stuffy, elite clique to which some people will never be accepted, no matter how hard they try. What are your thoughts?