Don’t mess with my kid! That’s the message Cher is sending out when it comes to her son Chaz Bono.
Mama bear Cher is standing up to some on online bullies who are busy bashing Chaz on online blogs and message boards. At issue is the fact that the son in question, Chaz, was born her daughter Chastity Bono. After the courageous decision to go through gender reassignment surgery, Chastity became Chaz. It’s complicated, but hey it’s real life!
“Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs & Message boards about being on DWTS! This is Still America right? It took guts 2 do it,” Cher Tweeted . “I support him no matter what he chooses 2do! God! will there always be haters! It took COURAGE 2 do dwts! TG Chaz has an Unlimited supply.”
The haters may be out in force, but there is some good news for Chaz. Some of the most controversial contestants in past years have ended up lasting longer in the competition than many of the early favorites.
Just in case he needs some inspiration, we’ve dug up some of the most controversial DWTS from years past:
Bristol Palin: Teen mom Bristol Palin caused quite the stir during the fall 2010 season of “Dancing with the Stars”. Despite receiving lackluster reviews every week from the judges, Bristol was able to dance her way into the third place spot thanks in part to her mom, Sarah Palin’s, political supporters.
Kirstie Alley: There is one thing for certain when you cast Kirstie Alley on a show; she’s going to be brutally honest no matter what! Kirstie and her no-holds-barred style danced into second place on the spring 2010 season of DWTS.
Kate Gosselin: Love her or hate her, Kate Gosselin was great for “Dancing with the Stars” ratings in spring 2010. Hot on the heels of her divorce, Kate beat the odds by dancing into the eighth place spot.
Tom DeLay: The Former House Majority Leader moved on from politics into the spotlight on the ninth season of DWTS. Unfortunately his quest for the mirrored ball was derailed by stress fractures in his feet which forced DeLay to withdraw in the fourth week of competition.
Jerry Springer: He already had a pretty full resume as a politician, actor, and talk-show host, but in 2006 Jerry Springer added dancer to his credits. Despite the fact that he really couldn’t dance, Springer was able to pull into the fifth spot during the third season of the show.
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