Cher Defends Chaz Bono's Appearance on 'Dancing With the Stars'

September 1, 2011 By:
Cher Defends Chaz Bono's Appearance on 'Dancing With the Stars'

After reading hateful messages regarding her son, Chaz Bono, appearing on Dancing With the Stars, Cher has leapt to his defense.

From what I've read, people are saying that Chaz's addition is wrong, because the Bible says so. And they're absolutely right. In the Bible, it explicitly states:

"And the Lord told Moses: Lo, let it be said! No offspring of Cher shall appear on Dancing With the Stars."

Cher took to Twitter to write:

"lovelies! Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs & Message boards about being on DWTS!This is Still America right ? It took guts 2 do it.”

Despite the fact that Chaz has said his gender transformation wasn't immediately accepted by his mother, Cher is at her son's side.

“I support him no matter what he chooses 2do! God! will there always be haters! It took COURAGE 2 do dwts ! TG Chaz has an Unlimited supply,” the legendary singer Tweeted.

“Mothers don't stop Getting angry with stupid bigots who (expletive) with their children."

She added that Chaz "is Such a Good Person inside lota (sic) heart.”

Bono has been in the press recently after revealing that he went through a few gender transformation procedures, and for speaking out about LGBT issues.

He's said publically that he hasn't gone through the penis transplant surgery because the procedure is still in its early stages. Just as well. It would've only gotten in the way on the dance floor anyway. Good call on waiting, Chaz.

After ABC made the announcement that Chaz would be on the show, its message boards were flooded with what Fox News is calling "dismay" but what the rest of us would probably call "violent hatred."

Producers have stood by their decision. Executive Producer Conrad Green says:

"Every season we look for new stories and get as much range as possible and an interesting balance of people. I hope the audience would at least give him [Bono] a chance.”

Chaz's partner, Lacey Schwimmer, says the bigoted reactions are "not cool."

"No human is perfect, so why are they pointing out what they perceive to be an imperfection in someone else? It's not cool. We're all taught to not bully, or harass, and treat everyone as equals yet all these people are doing exactly the opposite," she says.

Chaz has said of his decision to be part of Dancing With the Stars:

"At this point I want people to know that transgender people are just like everyone else. We're not people to be afraid of or misunderstood. I would love to get that message across."