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Published:August 31st, 2011 13:02 EST

Outrage: Chaz Bono Selected As Contestant On 'Dancing With The Stars'!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"`Dancing With the Stars` aims for provocative casts, and Chaz Bono`s addition to the show has already yielded strong reaction -- some of it ugly.

Bono, the only child of Sonny Bono and Cher was born a woman but legally changed his gender and name last year. The announcement Monday that he would join the highly rated ABC dance competition immediately made him one of the highest-profile transgendered people in the world."



It`s an outrage that Chaz Bono was selected as one of the "celebrity" contestants on "Dancing With the Stars." It`s not his transgendered status that I have a problem with -- it`s immoral, unethical and illegal to discriminate against transgendered individuals.

Chaz doesn`t deserve to be on the show, he isn`t a star and he can`t dance. We must not be too judgmental of folks who do have a problem with Chaz presenting himslelf as a male, after all he still has a vagina.

How do I know that Chaz can`t dance worth a plug nickel? You don`t have to be a rocket scientist or a professional dancer to discern that somebody that clunky-looking can`t dance.

The producers of the hit show were successful at making a very controversial selection, but at what price? Chaz isn`t exactly the most charismatic pseudo-celeb, casting him as a contestant will turn off a lot of viewers.>1=28103

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