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Chaz Bono Casting Decision Defended By Producers

September 02, 2011 06:58 AM by Lisa Princ

We’ve already heard both Lacey Schwimmer of Dancing With The Stars on ABC and Cher defending Chaz Bono, but now it’s the producers’ turn. That’s right, the show’s producers are now defending their decision to cast Chaz Bono, but what did they say? Read on to find out!

Since the announcement that transgender contestant, Chaz Bono would be competing this season on Dancing With The Stars, ABC has been flooded with hate mail from folks condemning the network over the promotion of the gay and lesbian lifestyle, and now producers are firing back! In a recent interview, a former public relations specialist for the show said: “In the past, ‘Dancing With the Stars’ has typically catered to a more conservative audience. The sheer number of votes both Tom Delay and Bristol Palin received each week, keeping them in the competition at length, speaks for itself.”

Meanwhile, the show’s executive producer, Conrad Green stood by the decision to cast Chaz Bono as he said: “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.” Then there are the advertisers – while some think the decision may hurt the show’s advertisers, other feel the decision was “brilliant.” I guess we will just to wait and see what happens as the season kicks off in a few weeks.

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One Response to “Chaz Bono Casting Decision Defended By Producers”

  1. Rose Cartwright Says:
    September 5th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Sick, sick, sick – will never watch my once-favorite show again

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