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B&B's Katherine Kelly Lang Dances The Salsa On Dancing With The Stars Italy, Then Gets Onslaught Of Rude Comments From Judges!

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This really upset us! The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang  has been on hiatus from her role as Brooke as she competes each each week in the ballroom dance competition Dancing with the Stars Italy, or as they say in Italian: Ballando Con Le Strelle!  In last night’s live television broadcast, Lang along with her professional dance partner Simone Di Pasquale, performed the salsa to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”.

Lang was clearly suffering from an injury sustained prior to the broadcast as evident from her bandaged thigh on her leg.   When the news of the injury was revealed earlier, Katherine also had received many positive vibes and support on Twitter including from her former B&B co-star Ronn Moss (Ex-Ridge) who had also gone through the DWTS Italy competition.

After Katherine and Simone completed their salsa, the judges critique was nothing short of offensive! They also gave her terrible marks.  Even though they spoke to Katherine in Italian and she was trying to understand their criticism through an ear piece, and then as you will see, she speaks English back, and they interpret in Italian on the live broadcast, the judges seemed to intimate a bunch of things!  Some shockers included: perhaps Katherine was out all night and didn’t rehearse … and she’s from Hollywood, so what is this dancing?  And they were trying to compare her learning lines on B&B … to learning dance moves on Dancing with the Stars.   It seemed that the judges put Katherine in a spot of having to defend herself!   Later, when asked about how she felt about the judges, Lang said, “No comment” and received a standing ovation!

After the jump, watch Katherine’s performance and the judges harsh comments! (To make the video bigger and to see in full frame, click on the far right icon of the video itself) Then let us know what you thought of the onslaught!  Was she being held to some higher standard than others who have taken their turn on the celebrity ballroom dance competition? Comment below!

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The judges were too harsh with KKL. I still love her & will always root for her.

Claudio
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Claudio

Yes the judges were harsh and very rude. I am Italian canadian, I live in vancouver bc Canada. The judges were also very pathetic and no class at all. I love Katherine she is a wonderful actress.

SZima
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SZima

Since I have no idea what the judges were saying, I’ll only say this…she wasn’t good!
Kelly seemed very stiff and awkward, and she seemed to be counting her steps.
I’d love to hear how the American judges would score her performance…especially Len!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

In other words…Her dancing was a lot like her acting!

harry
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harry

I do not disagree with either one of you as far as her acting and dancing is concerned but the judges’ criticism was way beyond the pale. NO ONE deserves to be ganged up and bullied like that in the public arena. It takes a lot of courage to get up there and dance when you have no experience as a dancer. Watching this American actresses’ face emote feelings of hurt and humiliation was painful. Do I think Italians might be harder on an American woman, especially an attractive actress whom they erroneously perceive as being from Hollywood? Yes. We… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Who gives a flying rats behind what Len thinks the woman is 53 and has a body of a 35 year old that are simply jealous go Kelly!

k/kay
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k/kay

They ! God I need to get off of here sorry this one made me blow a gasket. America is exceptional in everything we do and it is about dam time Americans including our politicians start screaming it from the rooftops!

Nikki
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Nikki

I have to agree. She seemed so stiff but if she had an injury she may have been in pain so that would explain. I like K.K.L. so I really do feel bad for her but I think the judges could have been a little kinder. Her marks we’re justified.

Mo
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Mo

Wish I could understand what the judges say.

She did mess up quite a bit, but the judges should be helpful and give her things to work on. Was this her first dance?

Why did they bring up Antonio Sabato, Jr. and what did they say about him?

Good luck to her. She looks great.

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

Some of the scores were way too low – the 1 was ridiculous. Factoring in her age and her lack of dancing background, a 5 or 6 would have been fair. The foot work, lack of hip movement, posture and arm extension need more input from the pro dancer.

Karolina
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Karolina

I was there to watch it live and I can tell you that the judges were talking about everything but what she actually performed out there on the dance floor under with her injured leg. And it’s ridiculous to compare what she’s done perfectly well as a fulltime job for more than 27 years to something she’s only done for a couple of weeks talking in a different language with someone she’s never met before, surrounded by mean people who want nothing but to break her down. She was also trying to let them know that in the American version… Read more »

A Baptiste
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A Baptiste

Here here! Well reported, good observations, thank you.

Roberto
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Roberto

Karolina I am agree with you!!!You know!!!!

harry
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harry

Thank you for that insightful comment, Karolina. I think she should get out of there.
It was like watching the Romans feed this woman to lions.

mollie
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mollie

Agreed! I did not see it live, but the judges were clearly not giving Kelly the credit she deserved just for showing up on their (crappy) show. She is adorable and courageous.

Props to her 🙂

A Baptiste
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A Baptiste

Interesting how her dance segment seemed double or triple the tighter length in the US, perhaps we have shorter attention spans or again, keep things tighter and geared to excellence. The judges went on and on and each of them including the host and Kathryn’s dancer looked haggard and unattractive, some puffy and most cigarette & wine- aged. Must be jelousy on their parts, and poor Kathryn to be put in such a bargain basement costume on such a taudry, static set. Seems the Italians–and that is my descent as well as African-American, an eclectic mix, don’t sue me–are bitter.… Read more »

TKfanalways
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TKfanalways

I’m truly shocked and appalled on how RUDE the judges were to Katherine, talking over her, not letting her speak; and this is without knowing what the first judge actually said!….Shame on them!!

mollie
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mollie

Completely agree. As Susan Banks from DOL would say, “Those judges were mean, mean, mean!”

Dean
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Dean

Yes I Agree with you, mean mean mean. Lol. you tell them susan banks.

ItalianBoy
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ItalianBoy

Well… 1) Kelly Lang was one of the worst dancer last night and she deserved to be eliminated from the competition. Her second dance was awful, really awful. 2) The judges weren’t too nice, but they avove all noticed she was not passionated and charismatic as her character in B&B. She seemed aloof and bored most of the time, not really interested in going the extra mile. 3) Other competitors are injured and they danced better than her. 4) Kelly Lang was paid very well, her complaints sound silly. 5) Ronn Moss 4 years ago behaved in a different and… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

You have no idea what you are talking about she was nervous plain and simple! If you do not what. Americans over there then do not invite us!

k/kay
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k/kay

Correction :want Americans ! Should not be posting I am so angry!

ItalianBoy
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ItalianBoy

Those judges are harsh to everybody (believe me, I’m Italian and I know what I’m talking about). They were to Ronn Moss and Sean Kanan, too. The difference is that Ronn and Sean danced better than Kelly, had different and more positive attitude, more chemistry with their dance partners and they didn’t seem aloof and bored all the time. Kelly Lang is a nice person, always treated like a superstar here in Italy. This time she is judged in a competition. If she doesn’t dance well… there are no escuxes to accept her complaints or to speak badly about Italy.

harry
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harry

Italian Boy, please. If the judges’ criticism stayed in the arena of a critique, it would be fine, but this was a public flogging. One judge kept sharply cutting her off while another suggested she was out boozing it up the night before like a cheap floozy. Ultimately, they embarrassed themselves.
Americans are a lot kinder and gracious to our Italian guests. Except for the crow attack on the roller coaster, we treated Fabio like a king. But that crow was not an American.

k/kay
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k/kay

@harry she is having the last laugh! I have not always been a big fan of her acting but she does give 100 percent and I respect thar

Louisa
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Louisa

She did not dance well and that is just about it. Doesn’t matter who she is. If you are not good enough to compete you should not participate or accept it. Her dance before was even worse.

harry
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harry

That is not the point, Louisa. The point is those judges engaged in personal attacks which had nothing to do with critiquing her dancing.
They were rude, disrespectful and tacky.

su0000
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su0000

she is not a good dancer..
I give her kudos for trying, but she was not good..

(embarrassing for her)

harry
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harry

SU00, dear.
The point is not about her dancing. I think even she would agree she wasn’t very good. However, that does not necessitate those judges mortifying her over and over in such a cruel manner.
I am not even a fan of this actress, but that was really painful to watch and watching it assaulted my sense of humanity. Embarrassing for her you say? I beg to differ. That was embarrassing to the judges.

su0000
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su0000

Harry,,
The rude voicetress judges are part of Dancing with the Stars Italy, that is part of the show,, their sarcastic remarks.
there is site called Rude Tube that has some of the Dancing with the Stars Italy judges rude remarks to contestants..
If you can’t dance it is best not to dance on Dancing with the Stars Italy, they will make some type of a sarcastic mention..

kelly
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kelly

WOW.. I bet they did not do that to Ron.. At first glance I thought this was a SNL skit.. that last guy look just like Fred Armisen…..

B&B Fan
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B&B Fan

It takes a lot for a person to go out if his/her comfort zone and do something like what KKL is doing, especially knowing how people live to judge and belittle her on a daily basis! I give her mad props for throwing herself in there.
For the judges to suggest she isn’t practicing

B&B Fan
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B&B Fan

Seems ridiculous to me. She is a Triathlete, she isn’t lazy or a slacker, or she could never compete in a Triathlon! There is no reason for the judges to be nasty. Haha! I would love to see any of them get out there and try that thing! (Sorry, my initil post posted before I was finished so I had to finish with this reply).

k/kay
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k/kay

She is in great shape works her heart out! kudos Kelly

Gail
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Gail

their comments were extremely rude and unprofessional.

Sandy
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Sandy

She doesn’t feel the music therefore her body looks stiff. Scores were too low but as I don’t know what the judges were saying it appeared as they don’t care for her personally.

NOLA
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NOLA

Dancing with the Stars in any country should be about taking people who have never danced before in their lives and throw them into a competition to learn and grow. The judges were down right rude and ignorant. First, her name is not Brooke. Her name is Katherine or Kelly as she likes to be called. That right there is insulting enough. No she isn’t a good dancer. But she is trying and working on a torn muscle in your leg when you have to plant and pivot is not easy. It hurts people! Good for her saying “no comment”.… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

She was nervous but you know what how dare they insult her like that! You can take your italian bullshit and stick it and KKL do not worry you can buy and sell these a/holes for a dime a dozen. Gosh this makes me so angry inside who comes to the fore front on every crisis in this country America how dare you insult one of our own! Sorry but this makes me soo angry KKL come home where you belong! So mad I can not describe in words how this makes me feel you invite the woman over for… Read more »

Jean Boyd
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Jean Boyd

agreed!

Mo
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Mo

I believe in America, the pros and stars practice for three weeks before the first show, not months.

I have also noticed that the scores given on DWTS are much higher than the scores given on other versions. That is probably why Jessie J gave Antonio a 6. Although, I think the 6 was deserved and Carrie Ann’s 8 was very generous.

Mo
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Mo

I don’t think it was right to question if she had been out on the town. Unless they had seen photos, leave it alone. Are they this way with all the contestants?

I would like to see her on DWTS, but since she is on a CBS show, I doubt she will be. Now that Michelle Stafford is on GH, maybe she’ll be on DWTS. They’ve got to pick better people than this season.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

A favor to B&B’s large European audience. WHO CARES???…That video should have had captions instead of rushing it on the website and it would have had more of an impact. SO WHAT!! Who in the HELL were all those judges and people sitting at a little round table..and the music just playing and playing into the intro before one step was taken…we see why AMERICA does reality much better than it’s European counterparts..and can take their shows and make blockbusters out of them. KKL…hightail it out of the rathole with the QUICKNESS..

k/kay
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k/kay

Bottom line when you attack an actress from my country I will personally kick your ass!

Soapy Diva
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Soapy Diva

Doesn’t matter if she danced well or not those judges were rude and talked about everything other than dancing, they knew she was hurt before the show started, there was no need to say what all they did, its a damn TV show, those judges are not really as important as they think they are,

k/kay
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k/kay

If I offended anybody I am sorry I just go batshit crazy when I feel someone is attacking my country/citizens you will just have to deal with it!

su0000
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su0000

If people did their homework they would know;
the judges are that way, not only to her..
they are like that comedian who insults people for his comedy..
the judges are known for their sarcastic comments, it how it is ..
Rude Tube has clips of their comments.. sheesh..

k/kay
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k/kay

Why would I not expect that from you if it was an actor from your precious GH you would be going nuts with comments about how rude they were.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

KKL knew what she was signing up for and so did Brad Bell…They knew it would garner more publicity for B&B! They succeeded in what they set out to do…B&B will probably get the red carpet treatment by Italy officials…more money lining the pockets of Brad Bell and another trip/location shoot for B&B in Italy…at no cost to B&B!!!

LJB
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LJB

Say what you want about KKL, she is a very hard worker. I can’t believe the judges accused her of being slack. I watched some of the other performers, and their scores I think were also way off the mark. These judges are incompetent. I have Italian heritage usually they are lovely, hospitable people, so this is disappointing to see. Did they pick on KKL because they think she is a pampered Hollywood princess? Being on a soap is harder work than it looks – tons of lines, having to get it right in one or two takes, plus she… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

And what might that be? That we step up to the plate for anyone who needs us that our military helps fight for countries that need us without question. What do I believe in God, family and country! I believe we should still have prayer in school I believe we should pledge allegiance to the Flag every morning in school. Sorry that those values might offend some but that is how I was raised I stood up for KKL because she was being attacked /bullied when they invited her to help their ratings! I am passionate about these things and… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

Does Kelly’s partner speak English? I would think it would be hard to communicate and learn if he doesn’t. How many judges do they have? Seemed like a lot and also seemed like they didn’t want to let Kelly speak. She had to do two dances? On DWTS, the stars don’t do two dances in one night until there aren’t that many left. I hope Kelly is getting paid a lot of money for doing this. I think she also wanted to do it for the experience and her Italian fans. It’s a shame that the judges seem to be… Read more »

Mickey
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Mickey

Mo, she did two dances because every show in Italy lasts FOUR hours (from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.)! 😉

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Her dancing was just not that good. It could have been 10x better. I understand that she had an injury but those judges should have not ganged up on her like that. Kelly needs to call Kelly Monaco, to learn some moves

Donna Moore
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Donna Moore

Terrible

Mo
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Mo

Also, Kelly took a leave of absence from her job to concentrate on the dancing and has relocated to Italy. I think the judges need to remember that. She is taking it seriously. I hope she can bounce back next week. She does have things to improve on. Hopefully her partner can help her with that.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Um… She may rock it as Brooke Logan but not as a ballroom dancer.

k/kay
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k/kay

Apologize for getting off topic way out of line soapy fans! I guess I am just tired of hearing for 6 years that America sucks we do not we have a lot of loving people out there willing to lend a hand. I have been blessed to have a great business and my husband a great job we try to help our family and friends I guess I get tired of hearing no one cares in America. Please accept my apology for any insults I might have made!

Heida
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Heida

WTF OK first of all, I get this is an Italian show but why can they not have subtitles instead of that woman speaking over her?! Second of all, no it wasn’t a good performance BUT that doesn’t give therm the right to be so rude. I understand they have to be honest with their criticism but suggesting that she just didn’t take this seriously enough and spent the night partying??? And comparing learning lines for a soap opera to ballroom dancing on LIVE television, are you kidding me?! I think they were being far to harsh on her, I… Read more »

Karolina
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Karolina

The more I learn about the judges, the more I understand just how jealous they are of Kelly. Carolyn Smith is 53 too, just like Kelly, but up close in person she looks like she’s in her 70’s and even when you watch videos of her dancing when she was in her 20’s and 30’s she didn’t have the body of a dancer, but she was pretty heavy so her dances were never that elegant or fast. She let her dresses do all the movements she couldn’t do due to her body shape and lack or elegance and ability to… Read more »

Arleen Denis
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Arleen Denis

Having worked and been to Italy over 30 times I am shocked at how rude the judges were ….ok so Kelly is not the greatest dancer, so what, she tried and is a wonderful actress and athlete…you can’t do everything perfectly but really enough…hope she’ll enjoy being off the show and still having some time in Italy!!

Amanda
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Amanda

I really don’t see what the big deal is about the judges coming down on Lang. It’s a television show meant to draw in ratings and viewership and the judges acted much like Simon Crowell on American Idol did, they were brutally honest. Even Lang’s most dedicated fans admit her dancing was rather bad. Were they hard on her? Of course. Did anyone expect them to act like Paula Abdul and be all “lovey dovey” to a bad dancer?Viewers don’t want to see that, viewers want to see bad dancing given bad reviews. Lang is gorgeous for a woman her… Read more »

Lisa
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Lisa

Katherine you are so admired for your courage to embark on something different other than acting. You are so extremely beautiful and talented. You deserve to be respected and in my opinion the judges owe you a huge apology. I am not impressed at all with the Italy version of DWTS even without their rude remarks. The Italy version is like a cheap shot at trying to be as classy as the American version of DWTS. The show is a miserable failure in comparison. You have way too much class to be associated with that show. Forget that show and… Read more »

Glo
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Glo

will Katherine return to B & B some day soon?…maybe after the dance thing?…I sure hope so:):)

Sharyl
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Sharyl

I think they were jealous and mean. Katherine Kelly Lang is beautiful and a wonderful actress. She always looks amazing and is very classy. You go Katherine and never mind what they said. They were tacky and have no class. Love Katherine Kelly Lang always have.

Monica
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Monica

Where can we see her other dances?

Sue Genest
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Sue Genest

Katherine Kelly Lang is a recognized star internationally and her participation in DWTS in Italy can only bring attention to this show! Judges should be made aware of any existing injuries and offer a critic of the dancing and motivate the dancer with suggestions on improvement and what they would like to see! Not throw vicious criticisms at her! She is there to participate and learn from the experience! Judges can bring negative or positive reactions to this show! I am disappointed with the rudeness and lack of professionalism presented! I had not heard that DWTS had an Italian show… Read more »

Danae
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Danae

Yes, she croaked on this one, but I thought Lang’s other dance number to “My Everything” was outstanding! She did a cart wheel in stilettos, and the splits at the end of the number. To me, that displayed her talent and athleticism. Her rhythm looked to me like it was on the mark too. Check it out online! Very entertaining!

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