'Dancing With the Stars' under fire for demoting beloved pros

Season 25 of "Dancing With the Stars" hasn't even begun, but the ABC hit has still managed to drum up a little controversy, anyway.

"DWTS" announced its returning pros and dance troupe lineup for its upcoming season and, though a lot of the crowd's favorites are set to come back in their rightful position as pros, two former pros have seemingly been demoted -- and fans aren't happy about it.

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People reported on Monday that Jenna Johnson and Sasha Farber will both be dancing in the show's background dance troupe for season 25, despite the fact that they both competed as pros in recent seasons. Farber was paired with Simone Biles last season, while Johnson officially took a season off (though she filled in for Sharna Burgess during her injury).

See photos of Sasha Farber:

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DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2409' - The four remaining couples advance to the Semi-Finals, as the competition heats up and the show edges closer to the following week's crowning of the coveted Mirrorball trophy, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 15 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, SIMONE BILES, SASHA FARBER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2409' - The four remaining couples advance to the Semi-Finals, as the competition heats up and the show edges closer to the following week's crowning of the coveted Mirrorball trophy, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 15 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) SASHA FARBER, SIMONE BILES
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2408' - With just a few weeks left in the competition before heading towards the finals, the five remaining couples find themselves tasked with completing two full dances. In the first round dance, the pros will choose the song and dance style, and for the second, the couples will perform in a Trio Round with a new twist, in which the judges have chosen the trio partners, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 8 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) SIMONE BILES, SASHA FARBER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2408' - With just a few weeks left in the competition before heading towards the finals, the five remaining couples find themselves tasked with completing two full dances. In the first round dance, the pros will choose the song and dance style, and for the second, the couples will perform in a Trio Round with a new twist, in which the judges have chosen the trio partners, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 8 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) SASHA FARBER, SIMONE BILES
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2407' - The seven remaining couples are presented with an all-new challenge, as they dance to celebrate 'A Night at the Movies.' One couple will receive immunity; the remaining couples will compete in a Dance-Off; and a double elimination will take place at the end of the night, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) SIMONE BILES, SASHA FARBER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2407' - The seven remaining couples are presented with an all-new challenge, as they dance to celebrate 'A Night at the Movies.' One couple will receive immunity; the remaining couples will compete in a Dance-Off; and a double elimination will take place at the end of the night, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) SASHA FARBER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2408' - With just a few weeks left in the competition before heading towards the finals, the five remaining couples find themselves tasked with completing two full dances. In the first round dance, the pros will choose the song and dance style, and for the second, the couples will perform in a Trio Round with a new twist, in which the judges have chosen the trio partners, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 8 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) SIMONE BILES, SASHA FARBER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2406' - The eight remaining celebrities will dance to songs from some of the most popular boy bands and girl groups throughout history, and the men and women will also compete against each other in team dances, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 24 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) SIMONE BILES, SASHA FARBER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2404' - The 10 remaining celebrities will take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate with a dance to a time in their lives that left a lasting impression, as they commemorate their most memorable year, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) SASHA FARBER
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 01: Olympic gymnast Simone Biles (L) and professional dancer Sasha Farber enter Planet Hollywood restaurant on March 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 20: Dancer Sasha Farber attends 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 24 premiere at CBS Televison City on March 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - SASHA FARBER - The celebrity cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' are donning their glitzy wardrobe and slipping on their dancing shoes as they ready themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off on MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Emma Slater and Sasha Farber attend the Love and Language Campaign hosted by the Nyle DiMarco Foundation at Sofitel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills on November 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Desiree Stone/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Sasha Farber;Terra Jole arrives at the ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 23 Finale at The Grove on November 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Dancer / TV Personality Sasha Farber attends ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' season 23 finale at The Grove on November 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Terra Jole and Sasha Farber of 'Dancing with the Stars' are guests on 'Good Morning America,' Tuesday, November 15, 2016, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) TERRA JOLE', SASHA FARBER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2310 - The five remaining couples advance to the Semi-Finals in one of the shows tightest competitions ever, on Dancing with the Stars, live, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) TERRA JOLÃ, SASHA FARBER
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 31: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Sasha Farber and Emma Slater attend their Engagement Dinner at Fig & Olive on October 31, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
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Fans, friends and other members of the "Dancing With the Stars" family were quick to take to social media when the news broke that he hadn't been named a pro.

His partner from last season, Biles, also took to Twitter to voice her support of Farber, who had already been demoted back to the troupe after competing as a pro during season 17.

"Hey @SashaFarber," she wrote. "I heard about the sad news LOVE YOU! team Sasha forever Keep your chin up!! miss ya!!"

Farber noticed the endless message of support and expressed that he was "very lucky to have such amazing support from [his] fans!"

"Dancing With the Stars" returns for season 25 on Sept. 18 on ABC.

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'Dancing With the Stars' season 24 premiere
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'Dancing With the Stars' season 24 premiere
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) TOM BERGERON, NORMANI KORDEI, VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) BONNER BOLTON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) SHARNA BURGESS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) NANCY KERRIGAN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) GLEB SAVCHENKO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) ERIKA JAYNE, GLEB SAVCHENKO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) SHARNA BURGESS, BONNER BOLTON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) ERIKA JAYNE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) MR. T, KYM JOHNSON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA, LEN GOODMAN, JULIANNE HOUGH, BRUNO TONIOLI
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) SIMONE BILES, SASHA FARBER, SHARNA BURGESS, BONNER BOLTON, CHARO, KEO MOTSEPE, LINDSAY ARNOLD, DAVID ROSS, TOM BERGERON, ERIN ANDREWS, WITNEY CARSON, CHRIS KATTAN, ERIKA JAYNE, GLEB SAVCHENKO, HEATHER MORRIS, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, KYM JOHNSON, MR. T, NANCY KERRIGAN, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV, PETA MURGATROYD, NICK VIALL, NORMANI KORDEI, VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, RASHAD JENNINGS, EMMA SLATER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, NORMANI KORDEI
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) EMMA SLATER, RASHAD JENNINGS, SIMONE BILES, SASHA FARBER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) RASHAD JENNINGS, EMMA SLATER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) SIMONE BILES, SASHA FARBER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) EMMA SLATER, RASHAD JENNINGS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) KYM JOHNSON, MR. T
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) NICK VIALL, KEO MOTSEPE, SHARNA BURGESS, ERIKA JAYNE, BONNER BOLTON, NORMANI KORDEI, NANCY KERRIGAN, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV, TOM BERGERON, ERIN ANDREWS, PETA MURGATROYD, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, CHARO
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