'Dancing With the Stars' Fans are Pissed that Chaz Bono Has Been Cast
"Dancing With the Stars" fans are not happy at all that ABC has included Chaz Bono, a transgendered man, in this year's line-up.
Bono's pick is the hot topic of discussion — pro and con — over at ABC's announcement of the new cast that also includes Rob Kardashian and Ricki Lake.
Some in the anti-Chaz camp (which may overlap with the pro-Bristol Palin camp) say they will boycott the show, complaining that putting a transgendered man on robs the show of its family-friendly status.
Here's a sample comment on ABC's site from a user named lambofHisflock:
Well, there were very few shows on today that we still watched as a family. This was one of them. Some of the routines and costumes were already borderline but THIS is the final straw.
Bono was born a female, but last year the only child of Sonny Bono and Cher became one of the highest-profile transgendered celebrities when he legally changed his gender and name.
In the meantime, Bono told Ryan Seacrest that he's already preparing with his stint on the show with a TV-ready spray-tan. We're sure his mother is proud.