Cher’s ‘new’ son – Chaz Bono – has signed up to appear on Dancing With the Stars (DWTS), a move that has cause mother Cher to rush to his defence following the usual slew of vindictive comments that have appeared on forums across the internet.
Why the fuss?
Chaz Bono, was born Chastity Bono and only recently officially and legally changed sex from female to male. A move that was supported thoroughly by mom, Cher.
The abuse directed at him is the kind of vitriol transsexuals must have to endure as a daily occurrence. Yawn.
Vicious comments have appeared from pusillanimous internet trolls slamming his participation, and saying that he was born a woman and two woman should not be allowed to dance together on the show. Chaz is now male in the eyes of US law, but even if he still had a vagina the size of a watermelon, why can’t two women dance together on the show?
Some people are boycotting the show, saying that they will not watch it because there is a transgender contestant. Surely the only people who would give a shit are evangelical freaks and dribbling hillbillies who have no concept of what is realistically wholesome anyway. They probably think television is real. What sexuality the participants are on a TV show is really no one’s business but their own.
The 42-year-old will participate in the show, aired on ABC shortly, and will dance alongside professional dancer, Lacey Schwimmer.
Like any good mom, Cher has protected her progeny on Twitter saying “This is still America right? It took guts 2 do it. I support him no matter what he chooses 2do! God! Will there always be haters! It took COURAGE 2 do dwts! T[hank] G[od] Chaz has an unlimited supply,” adding that mothers never stop getting angry when people attack their children.
Chaz tweeted back: “Thanks for all your support, mom. The haters are just motivating me to work harder and stay on DWTS as long as I possibly can.”
Chastity Bono officially became Chaz Bono in 2009, when he underwent irreversible surgery to reassign his gender from female to male. He had already begun taking hormones and underwent surgery to remove his breasts the year before.
I wish Chaz Bono nothing but the best luck in the world with his participation in Dancing With the Stars and applaud the program for their progressive attitude, even if it was just a publicity exercise.
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