PLL star Sasha Pieterse and her pro partner Gleb Savchenko were eliminated fourth on DWTS Season 25, at the end of Disney Night. Many fans were surprised to see them leave, assuming they would be safe with less skilled/popular dancers like Nick Lachey and Terrell Owens still in the competition.
Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd were at the bottom of last week's leaderboard with a score of 22 out of 30, which left some fans to think they'd be going home. But often one of the benefits of being at the bottom is that it's obvious you need votes to stay. What's more dangerous is to be just above the bottom, which is where Sasha and Gleb were, as one of the SIX couples that had the same score of 24. (Blame the judges for not differentiating the couples more, leaving it entirely up to the voters, who probably assumed Sasha would be safe.)
Some PLL fans decided a conspiracy was at work to keep Nick and Peta on the show with their spouses, Vanessa Lachey and Maksim Chmerkovskiy:
Sasha goes home but Nick and Terrell are still here... further proves this show is rigged. #DWTS— Camila Cabello (@camzcabcyo) October 17, 2017
As if Sasha had the least amount of votes. Don't lie to a fan base who spent 7 years detecting and looking for lies #DWTS— GingerPrincess Bitch (@GingerPrincessB) October 17, 2017
Genuinely shocked Sasha and Gleb got eliminated. I thought the PLL fanbase would get her further. #DWTS— Erica (@lilsushigirl) October 17, 2017
Mate you don't know how Strategic our Fandom is!! We put our heart & Soul into VOTING every week!! Cleary that show is RIGGED AF!!!— #SashayAsEmison ❤❤ (@DemisGyal) October 17, 2017