Fans Were Personally Offended by Last Night’s Dirty Dancing Remake
If you were brave enough to watch last night’s Dirty Dancing remake, then you were surely cringing HARD throughout. Though the promised changes to the classic script attempted to put a new twist on the beloved story — like Lisa’s interracial crush and the glimpse we got into Baby and Johnny’s future — nothing (NOTHING!) could save this lifeless retelling. And if the way viewers dragged it is any indication, they were definitely less than impressed.
While there’s no denying that any remake of Dirty Dancing has A LOT to live up to (with plenty of fans feeling like it shouldn’t be remade at all), ABC’s version was simply… well, brutal. At least, if Twitter reactions were any indication.
With lead actors that arguably lacked chemistry, unnecessary alterations, and way too many WTF moments, fans of the original were absolutely lit over the remake.
Plenty of peeople admitted they were watching out of sheer horrible fascination and twisted obligation…
— Elizabeth ♡ (@MissDizzy_Lizzy) May 25, 2017
— Hannah Litaker (@HLitty) May 25, 2017
And were quick to compare the current cast to the original…
Theory: the actors in ABC's #DirtyDancing are the only people who auditioned for these roles
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) May 25, 2017
#DirtyDancing dear Patrick Swayze we are sincerely sorry. Love, 2017.
— alli (@itsmealleee) May 25, 2017
Everyone on my timeline is asking why ABC didn't cast better dancers.
Answer: real dancers know that you don't mess with #DirtyDancing
— Carolyn (@care4volleyball) May 25, 2017
And Baby’s dancing? Just… no…
This #DirtyDancing version is awk bc Baby is supposed to be getting better at dancing, but she's getting worse.
— jessica (@Jess_Texx) May 25, 2017
— Carina (@riskycookie) May 25, 2017
— Rey Vallejos (@reyispapi) May 25, 2017
— Skank Moody (@Imgoodnwhatnot) May 25, 2017
Though the ending followed through by showing us Baby and Johnny years later, it was beyond obvious that it was a HUGE mistake…
— Shelby ☄ (@Sh3llbbyyy__) May 25, 2017
— Waiting To Exhale (@lynjaimeee) May 25, 2017
And no one was shy (at all!) about sharing their offended sensibilities…
— Sara Chalifoux (@dreamscometrue3) May 25, 2017
— Aubrey Walter (@AubreyLynnW) May 25, 2017
— Codybill (@Codybill_) May 25, 2017
— Juli Held (@JuliNana) May 25, 2017
— Raul A. Ortiz Jr (@RaulAOrtizJr) May 25, 2017
— Ella (@goingtohELLA) May 25, 2017
— ParrotNoir (@ParrotNoir) May 25, 2017
— Kaylie Gimblet (@Kaylierosey) May 25, 2017
— Charles Battle (@cbattle2) May 25, 2017
Frankly, the most entertaining part of the remake was the hysterical tweet-storm it provided…
— Sara K. Lavergne (@saraklavergne) May 25, 2017
Although ABC can still redeem themselves…
If ABC was smart, they'd run the original #DirtyDancing the next three nights in primetime without commercials, as penance for their crimes.
— Justin Schillo (@mordock57) May 25, 2017
What did you think about the Dirty Dancing remake? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Photos via Mark Sagliocco/Getty, ABC)