My mouth nearly dropped to the floor when the announcer said baby boomer diva Vivica A. Fox and her partner were in the bottom two in the latest round of competition. How could that be? She and fellow competitor Monique Coleman gave stellar performances and, according to the professional judges, they both earned the right to move on to the next round.
But wait a minute! America had a say in who would stay and who would have to leave. So I guess that explains why Ms. Vivica was voted off the show.
Let's face it, since the beginning of this year's dancing competition, the actress has made us all aware of how good she is. If she didn't say it verbally, her facial expressions surely did. There were even times when we might've thought she was dancing alone since she rarely allowed her partner to make any comments. But nevertheless, she gave a top notch performance week after week which has to make you question the actions of the voting public. Maybe if Vivica's demeanor had been more like Monique's she would be moving on to the next round. Maybe if she had a sad story to tell about a near crippling injury during childhood, she would be returning to the dance floor. But no - -all this self-confident diva had was "attitude" and plenty of it. That may have proven to be more than America was willing to tolerate.
I can just hear someone in America's Heartland saying as she is dialing in her vote, “Vivica, darling, you can dance around and look gorgeous all you want but we'd rather not have you point out your superior dancing skills and exuberate such an air of confidence."
Not long ago, there was another African-American female who displayed an air of confidence and made a lot of noise on "The View." She gone now too.