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Published:September 5th, 2011 10:33 EST

Chaz Bono Should Be First DWTS Contestant Kicked To The Curb

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Chaz Bono, the transgender son of Cher and the late Sonny Bono, is catching a lot of flak for his decision to go on "Dancing With the Stars" -- even the oddsmakers are against him.

`The clear underdog is Chaz Bono at 20-to-1 who does not look to be in great shape and may not appeal to the masses who vote on this, Adam Young, head oddsmaker at Bodog, told USA Today."


New York Post

Chaz Bono who claims to be an actor and musician, is an advocate for transgender rights. Bono made "Becoming Chaz", a documentary about his s(e)x change, and he also wrote "Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man." I applaud Bono for his tireless work on the behalf of transgender rights, he is a fine role model not just for transgendered people, but for everyone.

However Bono made a big mistake by accepting the invitation to join the cast of "Dancing With the Stars." Bono has a political agenda for appearing on the show, he wants to demonstrate that transgendered people are like everyone else.

Bono is not just fat, he`s obese, he will be out of breath ten seconds into his dance routine. For Bono to enter a ballroom dance competition makes as much sense as Mike Tyson entering an oratory competition.

Bono can`t dance and he isn`t a celebrity, so why the hell is he on DWTS? Instead of advancing the cause of transgender rights, he is hurting his cause. Bono is on DWTS only because of his transgender status, why is he receiving special treatment?

Bono could have aided his cause, even if couldn`t dance worth a lick, if he were an attractive and charismatic individual. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but I`m convinced that the vast majority would agree with me that`s he`s socially awkward and not exactly a Romeo.

Am I judging Bono? Of course I am! If you put yourself in the public spotlight, pray that you will receive applause, but be prepared for criticism.

It will be in the best interest of Bono and the American public if he`s the first contestant kicked to the curb.

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