He said, “You're never going to win the Nobel Prize for quantum physics, but you are easy on the eyes.”
Bruno quickly apologized but her fans lashed out on Twitter.
One said: “Can't believe Bruno called Charlotte dumb on national television. Just wow!”
Another said: “Bruno Tonioli just set woman back 30 years with that stupid comment.”
McKinney, who exploded onto the scene just two months ago with a racy Super Bowl ad for Carl's Jr., had this reaction on Good Morning America, “I just really thought it was uncalled for. It just came out of nowhere.”
But in a classy move, she says she forgives Bruno!
“It was silly. Sometimes on live TV you forget,” she said.