Bergeron was referring to a social media post he penned in 2019, where he explained the situation to his followers.
“A few months ago, during a lunch with DWTS’ new Executive Producer, I offered suggestions for Season 28. Chief among them was my hope that DWTS . . . would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from ANY party affiliations,” he wrote at the time.
“I left that lunch convinced we were in agreement,” he continued. “Subsequently (and rather obviously), a decision was made to, as we often say in Hollywood, ‘go in a different direction.'”