NEW YORK (CBS) Michael Bolton is demanding an apology from "Dancing with the Stars" judge Bruno Toniolo for the choice of words he used while critiquing the singer's jive performance on Monday.
Bolton, who was booted from the dancing competition Tuesday after receiving the lowest score from the judges and failing to rally viewers to his side, said he is "disappointed" in Toniolo, who called Bolton's performance "the worst jive in 11 seasons."
"You heard the tone. Even Len [Goodman] stopped him and said, 'That's inappropriate,' and I think he should apologize publically and be reprimanded for it," the Grammy-award winning singer said to ABC's "Good Morning America."
On Monday, Toniolo did not hold back his words after Bolton and his pro partner Chelsie Hightower performed their "Hound Dog"-themed jive, which earned him 3 points from Toniolo, giving him a dismal score of 12 out of a possible 30.
"I am a dog lover, but you make it so hard for me. You should have taken your bone and gone back to the dog house," Bruno said. "You did it all very, very, very badly."
Bolton responded to his comments on Tuesday night's result show and said Bruno was "inappropriate and disrespectful."
"To me, [Bruno] let everybody down," Bolton, 57, told "Good Morning America." "My mom was there, she flew in. She's 90 and I thought she was going to really enjoy it, and I just didn't expect that level of disrespect from him."
Despit Toniolo's harsh remarks, Bolton said he does not regret his performance.
"I'd do the dog house thing again in a second," he said. "It was me having fun with myself."
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