Matt Walsh is going to be on “Dancing With the Stars,” per a list of upcoming contestants tweeted…er…x’ed? …out by the ABC show’s official account.
The official poster for #DWTS, premiering September 26.— TV Deets (@tvdeets) September 13, 2023
Season 32 stars Tyson Beckford, Ariana Madix, Adrian Peterson, Barry Williams, Charity Lawson, Harry Jowsey, Jamie Lynn Spears, Jason Mraz, Lele Pons, Matt Walsh, Mauricio Umansky, Mira Sorvino, Xochitl Gomez, and Alyson… pic.twitter.com/uHiC4toUsk
Now, If you’re thinking of Matt Walsh, the conservative commentator, sorry to bum you out - we aren’t talking about that Matt Walsh.
The Matt Walsh who will soon be trying to two-step alongside a trained dancer without breaking an ankle is this one, the 58-year-old actor who played Mike McLintock in Veep and Dr. Valsh in The Hangover back in 2009. Of course, the fact that the Matt Walsh tapped by the ABC talent show isn’t the Daily Wire host reviled by the left for opposing things like child mutilation and porn in schools didn’t stop rabid liberals over on Twitter/X from blasting ABC for casting such a hateful bigot in their line-up.
This dork calls Disney execs groomers and then joins the cast of an ABC reality show https://t.co/Zd5EgFGwu0— Aidan Bean (@aidantbean) September 13, 2023
So Matt Walsh is going on DWTS and Kirk makes this comment. No married man or woman should spend 8 hours a day with the opposite sex practicing dancing. I’ve never watched it, and this isn’t a reason to start watching it. I guess Daily Wire needed the press. https://t.co/hHQmraKZaT— Terri Green (@TerriGreenUSA) September 13, 2023
I can just see Matt Walsh mocking Dancing with the Stars; now he’s a contestant. Weird times.— Michael ✡︎ (@micieb) September 14, 2023
Scores of others immediately slammed the show for including Walsh - before quickly deleting their tweets and trying to scrub the egg from their faces.
The Google isn’t strong with these guys.
Thankfully, Matt Walsh the Conservative Commentator was game to have a little fun with the confusion:
Really disappointed in these reactions. Dancing is my passion and I would hope that it could transcend political barriers. All I want to do is tell my story and speak what’s in my heart through dance. pic.twitter.com/rj3bucs7l7— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) September 13, 2023
Perhaps ABC should consider actually adding him to the show - based on social media’s reaction, more people might actually tune in.