"I'm very curious to see how Tom Bergeron will get out of this one," one viewer tweets.
"So far for me, that was the closest thing to perfection. I mean, you are so exquisite when you dance," she said. "It's just so clean. I look for mistakes, but I don't see them -- except for when you almost lost control of Witney there."
That's when Bergeron chimed in: "I'm guessing he's not the first guy who's lost control of Witney."
Carson was visibly confused by the comment, and the audience was audibly offended.
"You can be a harsh taskmaster," Bergeron continued in an attempt to explain what he meant.
After the show, Muniz told People, "I think it was just 'Make Witney Uncomfortable Day.'"
Carson added, "I didn't really get it at first because I was like, 'I don't really get what that means,' but yeah, thanks. Thanks for whatever that was."
"I'm just going to brush it off, and I hope you guys do too," she added.
Bergeron has not yet responded to TooFab's request for comment, but the internet has sure been vocal. See some of the outrage in the tweets below.
That was sexual harassment. Not all me too is about penetration rape. There are various levels.— Andrea Gagliardi (@AndreaG114) November 7, 2017
Yep, completely inappropriate— TJ Weathersby (@TJWeathersby) November 7, 2017
I didn't like the comment he did to her like that. She's a sweetheart and she looked confused on the comment she's so naive at times.— vanessa ballas (@nessaballas) November 7, 2017
I can't believe my ears. Tom Bergeron— karenfadus (@karenfadus) November 7, 2017
@Tom_Bergeron please apologize to Witney Carson. Very mean comment and unnecessary.— SusieP (@spjp0731) November 7, 2017
He owes Witney Carson an apology on live tv. No apologies via tweet. That’s cowardly.— SusieP (@spjp0731) November 7, 2017
We all make mistakes. It was a poor choice of words. Just apologize.— No Whackadoodlery (@sbaio_blcked_me) November 7, 2017
Why didn’t someone ask Tom Bergeron what he meant by that comment? Your story never addresses that question! I thought it was inappropriate. https://t.co/sLEcJpGv6R— David Lindsley (@RetProf77) November 7, 2017