Charlotte McKinney Slams Bruno Tonioli's Controversial Dig: Did the DWTS Judge Go Too Far?

Exclusive: The eliminated Carl's Jr. model told E! News the judges' comment was "super uncalled for"--watch now!

By Tierney Bricker Mar 31, 2015 6:15 PMTags
Watch: Charlotte McKinney Reacts to Bruno Tonioli's Insult

Team Charlotte McKinney!

While the gorgeous Carl's Jr. spokesmodel was eliminated on Monday night's episode of Dancing With the Stars, it was judge Bruno Tonioli's controversial comments after her rumba routine that really had the ballroom booing.

"Listen my darling, you're never going to win the Nobel Prize for quantum physics, but you are easy on the eyes," he started off, immediately earning boos from the audience, and a quick retort from host Tom Bergeron, who said, "Neither are you." (And this is why we think Tom is a gift from the small screen gods.)

 And now, Charlotte is speaking out against Bruno's "uncalled" for comments after struggling to deal with bullying on social media earlier in the season.


"I just believe it was super uncalled for," Charlotte told E! NewsAli Fedotowsky backstage after her elimination. "Especially after last week with the bullying and talking about just being nice and I didn't see where it came from. We weren't talking about being smart or anything like that. So it was just uncalled for."

Go, Charlotte!

Fortunately, Bruno's parting critique didn't spoil the overall DWTS experience for Charlotte, who says, "I'm thrilled with this journey. It's been amazing."

To hear more from Charlotte about her time on DWTS and what's next for her, watch our exclusive interview with her above!

DWTS airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.