The BBC dance competition Strictly Come Dancing has come under fire in the past for its rule that competitors must stick to a "'traditional male-female pairing format." Some judges on the show have spoken out in favor of same-sex pairing, which are becoming ever-more common in the professional dance world, but producers have yet to budge.
The show has offered one small concession to the idea of same-sex coupling, however, in the form of a one-off professional dance performance during the show last week. The routine was a huge success!
The dance drew raucous applause from the audience—a reaction that was mimicked soon after on social media:
The routine's choreography was inspired by Cabaret and featured music by Imagine Dragons.
The same-sex pairs absolutely killed it!
Of course, some people weren't happy with the routine.
But people's overwhelming excitement and support quickly buried the naysayers!
Are you listening, Strictly Come Dancing? That's the sound of the future knocking.