Television

You Can't Show Some Lady's Bod In The Middle Of 'Dancing With The Stars'!

So there's a story going around that this Lane Bryant lingerie ad was not warmly received by ABC or Fox — according to Lane Bryant itself, Fox wouldn't show it during American Idol without edits and ABC wouldn't show it during Dancing With The Stars, except at the very end.

And if you think about it, if that's true, it makes perfect sense.

I mean, in particular, you can't just show a lady's body in the middle of Dancing With The Stars.

Edyta Sliwinska and Aiden Turner await scores on Dancing With The Stars.

hide captionEdyta Sliwinska and Aiden Turner await their scores on Dancing With The Stars.

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After the jump, we make this point even more emphatically. With lots of pictures.

Nobody wants to be watching a perfectly good dancing show, and suddenly be confronted with some half-naked person.

Anna Trebunskaya and Evan Lysacek perform on Dancing With The Stars.

hide captionAnna Trebunskaya (back to camera) and Evan Lysacek perform on Dancing With The Stars.

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It's about dancing, you know, not dancing around in your underwear.

Kym Johnson and Dmitry Chaplin perform on Dancing With The Stars.

hide captionKym Johnson and Dmitry Chaplin perform on Dancing With The Stars.

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And ballroom dancing sort of puts you in the frame of mind of modesty and restraint anyway.

Edyta Sliwinska and Aiden Turner perform on Dancing With The Stars.

hide captionEdyta Sliwinska (hip to camera) and Aiden Turner perform on Dancing With The Stars.

Adam Larkey/ABC

This is supposed to be Dancing With The Stars, not Who Can Wear the Prettiest Bra.

Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough await scores on Dancing With The Stars.

hide captionNicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough await their scores on Dancing With The Stars.

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I mean, what kind of a show do you think this is?

Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood await their scores on Dancing With The Stars.

hide captionPam Anderson (eye shadow to camera) and Damian Whitewood await their scores on Dancing With The Stars.

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