Chaz Bono Excited Despite 'Dancing with the Stars' Controversy (PHOTOS)

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Almost immediately after Chaz Bono was named the first ever transgender person to perform on Dancing with the Stars, on online debate popped up on the show's message boards. 

Typically bigoted comments range from "disgusted" viewers to those who claim they have no issue with Chaz -- but don't wish to see his "lifestyle" flaunted on the show. Haters gonna hate, while many others have defended the decision. 

How has Chaz handled the controversy?

It appears he intends to rise above it by ignoring negative remarks and get in the rehearsal time he needs to put on a good debut performance when the show premieres September 19.

Today, a seemingly chipper Chaz posed for the paps as he arrived to the dance studio. Earlier this morning, he told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS FM radio show: [Dancing] gave me an opportunity to really physically challenge myself. For so many years, I was uncomfortable with my body. And now finally being comfortable in it for the first time, doing something like this was really appealing to me."

Without specifically addressing the growing controversy over his casting, Chaz did also mention during the interview that he was looking forward to get to know David Arquette, who has a transgender sister. 



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  • Poetry

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  • Azzhat

    it looks very hungry....better throw that thing a steak.

  • Fontanelle Richardson
    Fontanelle Richardson

    Fat girl with boobs..........

  • Janet Villafranca Borromeo
    Janet Villafranca Borromeo

    Chaz needs to lose weight.

  • eternity

    henryy is right. She grew herself into morbid obesity and become uncomfortable with her lard ... tried to switch sides. My biggest gripe with it is that it's a mockery to God and being shoved in the face of the public. That's pathetic. BOYCOTT DWTS!

  • Howsad

    SHE will never be a man. Her DNA will always tell the truth that she is a woman. She just made herself a very FUGLY female.

  • Will Harris
    Will Harris

    Chastity, you need to diet and exercise until your stomach is below the level of your perky little nubs and then do a close shave but avoid aftershave and opt for perfume instead, and then come forth to me with a bottle of Rum and I'll promise to return your efforts with some fuck, hush, and vehemently deny time.

  • julesmarie
  • Inalienable Rights
    Inalienable Rights

    That is the most insensitive and ignorant comment I've seen in a long time. You do realise that hormone replacement therapy leads to weight gain in most cases, right? And that he is perfectly happy being who he is now, and we should applaud that? Maybe you should get off your a$$ and learn something. GO CHAZ INDEED!!!

  • henryy

    Wow......what a friggin' country we have become, to glorify being a transexual and finally becoming famous for it, since you have no other talent or skills is total BS !!!! Chaz Bono is a sad freak of nature, no I am not politically correct, just honest. I guess when one has two famous parents and not enough drive from within to actually learn a talent, just sit on your fat a^* watchin' tv or whatever. You have to admit she/he is a fat piece of lard...!! That's one reason I think "she/he" has some mental problems, she wasn't happy as a she's not happy as a man = I am not happy give me some more to eat......duh. I don't bow down to everyones hedonistic desires. Hollywood needs to start voicing thier real opinion instead of being sooo PC.

  • halfmountain

    Chaz is the only reason I will be watching this season. (I watched the first few seasons, but then I lost interest.) I think what he is doing by being so public is incredibly brave, & that he is being a real role model for so many others who were born into the wrong body. I fully support him.

  • disgusted american
    disgusted american

    i wont' be watching. i dont' think i can stomach this one.

  • breeboo

    Since when does disagreeing with someone - even in deeply held beliefs - constitute "hate"? For instance, I completely disagree with Ellen Degeneres, but I think she's way funny and very interesting, and would love to go to dinner with her. So many people would classify my disagreement with her as hate, but that couldn't be further from the truth.

  • Lauren Lamenza Naylor
    Lauren Lamenza Naylor

    Go Chaz! :)