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The Dancing With the Stars alum hates the way the show portrays her

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Dancing With the Stars alumnus and actor Frankie Muniz says the show exaggerated his experience of memory loss when he was a contestant on the show.

Muniz was a contestant during the 2017 season 25 of the ballroom dancing competition show. He later also co-hosted “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors.”

During his time in the ballroom competition, Muniz participated in a theme week called Most Memorable Year, in which he was asked to remember things about a specific year of his life.

In a new interview, Muniz shared that the production picked the year 2001 for him and then, when he couldn’t remember specifics about the year, edited it to make it look like he had memory loss.

Muniz was a guest on the Pardon My Take podcast and spoke about his experiences on the show. He says the production told him his most memorable year was 2001, and he said he really needed to think about what happened to him in 2001.

“For the episode ‘Most Memorable Year,’ they told me my most memorable year was 2001,” he said. “And I’m like, ‘I don’t really know what happened in 2001. I don’t really know what to say,’ and they’re like, ‘Why?’”

He went on to say that he doesn’t remember anything from 2001, but the producers edited it to appear like he had “zero memory of anything.”

He said the story then got picked up by the press and started to spread, leaving him unable to correct the narrative.

Muniz went on to refer to the Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore film 50 first dates where the leading lady suffers from amnesia and her boyfriend has to show her a video every day to tell her who he is.

“No, I knew I was Malcolm!” Muniz said, referring to his time as a lead on the show Malcolm in the Middle. “I just did a lot of things! I don’t remember everything.”

The actor told a story about his grandfather who brought up a memory but he doesn’t remember it, but it’s not because of memory problems, it’s because the specific time wasn’t that memorable for him.

“I’d like to talk about it a bit now,” he said. “Because now I understand better what it is. Or what I think. You know, because people come up to me all the time and say, oh, ‘do you know who you are? Her name is Frankie Muniz. you are an actor You’re trying to be a racer now.’”

Muniz shared during his time on the show that he suffered from mini-strokes, which did not result in amnesia. They were caused by severe migraines, according to E Online.

Muniz previously addressed the “issues” of memory portrayed by the show on an episode of the Wild Ride! podcast.

“I just think I’ve done so damn much in that period that obviously I can’t remember everything,” Muniz said at the time.

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