Matthew Morrison is speaking out following his exit from “So You Think You Can Dance.”
The Blast reported on the scandalous news earlier this week.
The 43-year-old Broadway star will no longer serve as a judge on Fox Network’s dance competition series “So You Think You Can Dance” after failing to adhere to the program’s rules.
Matthew Exits ‘SYTYCD’ After One Month
As shared by DEADLINE, the entertainer announced the sad news of his departure in a statement that came not long after the show kicked off its 17th season.
He served as a judge alongside Jojo Siwa and Stephen “tWitch” Boss.
One month after Morrison was announced as one of the judges, his time with the show came to a screeching halt.
A week after the show’s 17th season premiered, the “Glee” alum was kicked off the judging panel for failing to carry out his duties according to the production’s protocols.
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Morrison confirmed his departure in a lengthy statement that expressed remorse for his actions; however, he didn’t go into detail about said “actions.”
“Having the opportunity to be a judge on So You Think You Can Dance was an incredible honor for me,” the “Glee” alum said. “Therefore, it is my deepest regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show. I did not follow competition production protocols, preventing me from being able to judge the competition fairly. I cannot apologize enough to all involved.”
Matthew Breaks His Silence About ‘SYTYCD’ Exit
Now, the Broadway star is singing a different tune.
On Thursday, June 2, he published an Instagram video which was captioned, “Just to clarify…”
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“It’s really unfortunate I have to sit here and defend myself and my family against blatantly untrue statements made anonymously, but I have nothing to hide,” he said sternly. “SO, in the interest of transparency I will read to you the ONE message that I wrote to a dancer on the show.”
He Says Gossip Is Toxic & Destroying Society
He opened his phone and read the following message, “’Hey, it’s Matthew. If you don’t mind, would love to get your number and talk you through some things.’ The end.”
Morrison explained why he sent the message and his intention behind it.
“I sent this message, because this dancer and I both share a mutual respect for a choreographer that I’ve known for over 20 years and I was trying to help her get a job as a choreographer on the show. It’s devastating we live in a world gossip rules and people’s lives are being thrown around as clickbait. Um, I think this is much bigger than me and this story, gossip is toxic and is destroying our society, and we need to do better,” Morrison explained. “In no way do I want to take away from the show, because dance has always been unifying and a healing modality and I genuinely wish the contestants and my fellow judges all the best.”
Morrison did not turn on the comments of his IG post.