September 03, 2011 07:10 AM by Kristin Watson
With all the controversy surrounding ABC’s decision to cast Chaz Bono on season 13 of Dancing with the Stars, it’s time to put the Twitter and blog wars to bed. Chaz Bono is speaking out and he believes, “America really needs to this.” Keep reading to find out why…
ABC is 100% behind their decision to cast Chaz Bono on Dancing with the Stars and the man who once went through gender reassignment to become Chaz, is speaking out on why this will be good for America.
The transgender activist left Twitter behind and went straight to ABC News Friday for an interview about his stint on Dancing with the Stars. He said of his critics who think he shouldn’t be on the show, “It’s made me realize I’m really glad I’m doing this, because America really needs to see this.”
He went on to say, “You know, it just kind of shows why for me it’s important to be on the show, because so little still is known about what it means to be transgender. And there’s so many just completely inaccurate stereotypes and thoughts that people have.”
Check out Chaz Bono’s complete interview below as he also appears with dance partner Lacey Schwimmer.
Critics of Bono like Monica Cole, director of OneMillionMoms.com, went as far as to tell Inside Edition, ”We will not be able to watch the show with Chaz on there. This is going to be very confusing for children, and should not be included in their cast.”
Chaz’s famous mother Cher, who gave birth to a then Chastity, has gone on the defense for Chaz, taking to Twitter to blast the haters.
She recently tweeted, “Chaz is being viciously attacked on blogs and message boards about being on DWTS!” She added, ”I support him no matter what he chooses 2do. It took courage to do DWTS!”
No offense to anyone, but we just want to see people twirl around the dance floor and occasionally fall so we can laugh right along with them.
More power to you, Chaz. In our opinion, he now has the power in this situation.
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