Kurt Warner says DWTS producers don’t want celebs pushing issues, but they did this week

Former NFL player Kurt Warner wasn’t able to join with other football players to support efforts to end breast cancer because Dancing with the Stars‘ producers wouldn’t let him wear a ribbon as part of his costume.

Kurt first complained about this on Twitter, explaining in a second tweet that he “understand[s]“. Later, he told Access Hollywood, “I know and understand that a lot of people have what they want to stand behind and the show doesn’t want to become something where everybody’s got their issue every week so they weren’t going to let me wear the ribbon. We were still able to add the pink in there because we know it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and we wanted to send a shout out to all those people that have dealt with that because I think so many of us have been affected one way or the other whether it’s directly or indirectly and we’re just hoping for the best.”

However, he did wear a pink tie and flower, and Margaret Cho–who was eliminated last night–wore a rainbow flag dress as part of her dance, which was about gay pride and self-acceptance. Bruno even told her after her elimination, “I praise you for waving the rainbow flag.” Monday’s episode also include Bristol Palin giving a speech about abstinence, so if anything, Dancing with the Stars was all about celebrities promoting their issues this week.

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