September 01, 2011 10:15 AM by Lisa Princ
Lacey Schwimmer of Dancing With The Stars on ABC has already begun defending her newest dance partner, Chaz Bono, as angry comments are swirling the web about the transgender contestant. Yesterday, Lacey Schwimmer took to Twitter to defend Chaz, and now she has revealed her disappointment in the negativity towards to Chaz Bono. Read on to hear what Lacey had to say!
Yesterday, after we finally learned the pairings for Dancing With The Stars season 13, Lacey Schwimmer quickly took to her Twitter page to boast about Chaz Bono, and also defend him to all his haters as she posted: “Why people feel it’s OK to judge, bully and harass others for being themselves is beyond me. Shame on you people!” That, however, has not stopped the negativity toward Chaz Bono, as ABC is being flooded with negative comments about having a transgender on the show this season.
Despite all the negative comments, Chaz Bono also has an outpouring of support, with his biggest supporter (besides his mom) being Lacey Schwimmer. Lacey revealed that she is disappointed in the bigoted reactions posted on ABC’s site, and added of the negativity: “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.”
Lacey Schwimmer is absolutely thrilled to have Chaz Bono as her dance partner, as she also stated: “I was absolutely thrilled. I’ve always been a huge supporter of the LGBT community and I couldn’t be more excited to have Chaz. Not only is he Sonny and Cher’s child but he’s also a generally cool person.” We’re glad the pair are hitting it off, but what about Chaz Bono’s dance moves? Lacey goes on to reveal: “He’s picking up choreography very easily, but his stamina was very low. So we’ve been putting him through drills that will make him stronger in the competition. It’s all about him being able to breathe and get through a full dance.”
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