‘Dancing With the Stars’ Pro Louis Van Amstel: How Mean is Too Mean?

Louis Van Amstel

“Dancing With the Stars” pro Louis Van Amstel weighs in on the current flap over whether the show’s judges — especially Bruno Tonioli — have been, well, too darn mean this season.

“They have been on a roll before.  I don’t really see it as a problem,” says the Dutch ballroom champ, who was paired with Margaret Cho this season.  “We’re stepping into a competition that’s about judges judging you — so you have to be ready for whatever they say.”

On the other hand, “Sometimes they’re rude and forget these celebrities are not dancers.  They’re people who come in and work so hard, and put their hearts on the line.  So, yeah, they could be more human about it.”

Van Amstel, who’s already been eliminated from this season’s competition, is focusing on is varied other activities, including “announcing my website for my dance program (dancingwithlouis.com), which is now selling world-wide.”