Fifth Harmony star Ally Brooke has claimed she felt “destroyed” while on Dancing with the Stars.
The 27-year-old singer appeared on the show in 2019, but her experience on the series deteriorated after the judges chose to save her in place of Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek, who was still struggling with losing his wife’s pregnancy at the time.
She explained on The Ally Brooke Show, “It was horrible. And especially the week he had the devastation of losing a baby. Him having the strength to go to the show again, perform and dance.
“To me, it just didn’t make sense. I’m like, “This doesn’t make sense. There is no way. I know America supports him and voted for him.
The singer continued, “It was just a bunch of mixed emotions… He was the one to watch during the season because he always performed well.”
Although she moved on to the next round, Ally revealed that she wanted to quit the show at the time.
The former X Factor star added, “I remember right after the show I wanted to stop. I want to give this to James. I don’t want to be here. I was done.
“It was such an emotional punching bag for me and on top of that I had a lot of hate because the judges saved me.”
Ally claimed the backlash from the moment she reminded him of her time on The X Factor.
The singer – who joined Fifth Harmony after auditioning on the show –
explained: ‘You don’t understand how much this can destroy someone. It destroyed me and brought me back to the really bad space I was in after X-Factor.
“My hearing was aired and I had so much hate there and it tore me apart. And then also, it brought back a lot of memories of hate online for, you know, my body or my dance in Fifth Harmony. I just felt like a man, I can’t stand this.
Bachelorette star Hannah Brown and professional dancer Alan Bersten were announced as the winners at the end of the DWTS season.
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