Bristol Palin DWTS; Man Shoots TV
Published: Nov 20, 2021
Bristol Palin Dance and Man Shoots TV
Bristol Palin dance and man shoots TV. When Bristol Palin made the finals on Dancing with the Stars, the man became angry.
The Wisconsin man, Steven Cowan, was so angry that he took out his shotgun and blasted his television. Cowan's violent outburst came amid a heated debate over Palin's survival on the TV dance competition show despite weeks of low scores. He had enough of the ABC series and took matter into his own hands.
Critics say the 20 year-old is benefiting from the popularity of her politician mother, Sarah Palin, with the largely older, female viewers of the program. Each week the dancers are judged by a panel of experts and then voted upon by viewers, and based on a combination of scores and ballots, one contestant is voted off.
Cowan's wife Janice told police her husband was watching Bristol Palin dancing Monday night when he "jumped up and swore ... Steven was upset that a political figure's daughter was on this show when Steven did not think that she was a good dancer." Her husband, 67, then took his shotgun and fired a round into the TV screen, triggering a 15-hour stand-off with police in the small town of Vermont, Wisconsin. He surrendered and was charged with reckless endangerment and use of a dangerous weapon, according to the complaint.