Friday, September 2, 2011
Good For Cher: Chaz Bono on Dancing with the Stars
I probably should have left up my new release post for the weekend. But I saw this about Cher and Chaz Bono and couldn't help posting about it right now.
When I made my last post, about Chaz doing the reality show, I was a little surprised at some of the negative reactions I received. And from gay and straight people, too. Well, anyone who knows me knows I don't buckle when it comes to things like this. I kept the post up and I'm posting about it again. This is what the T in GLBT is all about, and I'll fight to my death for tolerance.
Good for Cher for coming to his defense!!
As for Chaz, you may not like it, you may not understand it. You may not even want to like it or understand it. But the point is that Chaz Bono is doing something most people wouldn't have the guts to do. And I find that amazing...on so many levels I could fill this entire blog with examples. And I don't even like dancing myself...can't do it....won't even try. But I'll be watching this show.
....Cher takes to Twitter to defend Chaz Bono on DWTS
By Sandy Cohen | AP – Thu, Sep 1, 2011 9:08 AM PDT
..LOS ANGELES - Cher is taking to Twitter to defend her son Chaz Bono.
The superstar posted several tweets Wednesday defending his participation on the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars." Bono is the first transgender competitor on the hit ABC show.
Cher says her son, who was born female and underwent surgery to become a man, is being "viciously attacked" on blogs and message boards since the new cast was announced Monday.
"This is Still America right? It took guts 2 do it," Cher wrote, adding that she supports him no matter what he chooses to do.
"Mothers don't stop Getting angry with stupid bigots who (mess) with their children!" the 65-year-old singer wrote.
Bono, 42, is paired with pro dancer Lacey Schwimmer on the reality show, where celebrities and their professional partners perform various ballroom dances for judges' scores and viewer votes.
"Dancing" fans have posted both angry and supportive comments on the show's message boards. One called the casting choice "disgusting" and said "ABC should be ashamed of theirselves for harassing mainstream Americans and Christains."
Another wrote: "I never and mean NEVER watch DWTS but will this season to support/vote for (Chaz)."
On his own Twitter page, Bono described himself as "the luckiest guy around" and thanked his fans for their support. He also thanked Cher.
"Thanks for all your support mom," he wrote. "The haters are just motivating me to work harder and stay on DWTS as long as I possibly can."
The 13th season of "Dancing With the Stars" is set to premiere Sept. 19.