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Louis van Amstel: Margaret Cho's rainbow ruined our 'Dancing With the Stars' parade

October 15, 2010 |  2:33 pm

Margaret Cho and Louis van Amstel on Dancing With the Stars "Dancing With the Stars" pro Louis van Amstel isn't shuffling around his feelings over being eliminated: He thinks partner Margaret Cho's rainbow costume, and its accompanying association with gay pride, did them in.

"I had a breakdown the next day. I called my friends, I felt horrible," the dancer told PopEater.

Cho donned a colorful mini, representing the colors of the pride flag (a.k.a. Roy G. Biv), with Van Amstel in a matching belt.

"That was not my message. Maybe it was Margaret's message, but not mine. The minute it was about gay pride, I knew we were gone. I knew it. But if I would have said something then and there, I would have looked like [a jerk]," he said. "The damage was done."

Cho is a longtime advocate for LGBT issues, as well as women's rights and body image struggles.

What do you think of Van Amstel's take on the elimination? Tell us in the comments section below.

— Matt Donnelly

Photo: Margaret Cho and  Louis Van Amstel perform on "Dancing With the Stars" on Oct. 4. Credit: Adam Larkey / ABC.

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