Uh, Whoops? ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Taryn Manning Called Out By DWTS After She Claims She Turned Them Down!
Are you ready for some secondhand embarrassment? Hopefully, because we’re serving up a deep dish today.
Remember Taryn Manning from Orange Is The New Black? She played Pennsatucky in the Netflix series and was one of the more loved/hated characters on the show.
Well, during a promo video for some weird rolling robot called Gita, Manning claimed that Dancing With The Stars has asked her to participate many times on the show.
I’ve been asked to be on Dancing With the Stars many times. I have this weird phobia that [competing on the show] means you’re a has-been, and I never want to believe that’s the case. Maybe it’s my own stuff, but, yeah, I’m definitely a good dancer.
So you are ready for the cringe? ABC actually responded to her comments, and they say they’ve never asked her to be on the show.
In fact, they claim she asked them!
Taryn claims she’s been asked to join the cast ‘many times,’ however, we have never asked Taryn to be part of the show. Her representation attempted to pitch her to us a while back and we kindly passed. So, her claim that she was asked to join DWTS once, never mind many times, is completely false.
Her thoughts that the contestants consist of ‘has-beens’ seems to be her own projection onto talent that we have asked to cast.
Wow. They really didn’t have to do her like that, but I suppose they were offended by her “has-been” comment.
Honestly. I’m speechless. It’s rare to see a show/network clap back like that, especially when most people weren’t even talking about Manning’s comments.
A rep for Manning refused to comment on ABC’s statement, which I think is for the best. Just hide out for a minute Manning. People will forget this. It’s 2020. This ain’t even the craziest story of the hour.