South African dancer Keo Motsepe has been soft-shoeing his way across the “Dancing with the Stars” stage since 2014.

This season he’s paired with “Shark Tank” star Barbara Corcoran — and their season seemed to start off with two left feet:

The pair’s premiere performance racked up a meager 14 points out of 30 — and fans are beginning to cry foul.

As his show bio explains, in previous seasons, Keo was paired with more “veteran” celebrities such as Charo and Chaka Khan. While powerhouses in their own industries, longtime viewers know that Keo’s partners were never able to pull big points on the leaderboard. Season after season, Keo has been swiftly sent packing early on.

Some fans believe that ABC has been purposefully “sabotaging” the smooth operator with less-than-talented partners, and they’re letting it all out on ABC’s Instagram account.

Sharks are always welcome in the ballroom! ? Happy @barbaracorcoran is investing time in #DWTS.

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Several fans poured their sympathies out for Keo:

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Some accused ABC of casting him solely for diversity, giving him “old lady” partners because of his race:

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Others just want to see their favorite dancer succeed:


What do you think? Do they treat Keo unfairly, or is it just the poor luck of the draw?

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