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Will Chaz Bono Hurt Dancing with the Stars Ratings

The cast of Dancing with the Stars was announced on Monday night.  One of the new cast members is Chaz Bono.  Chaz Bono, formerly Chastity Bono  made the choice to have a sex change operation going from female to male.  His appearance as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars will make the first transgendered person to appear on the reality show.   Do you think America is tolerant enough to accept a transgendered contestant on the dancing show or do you think this will cause the ratings of Dancing with the Stars to plummet.

Chaz’s dance partner on the show will be Lacey Schwimmer.

According to RadarOnline:

“Whether it’s Glee or Dancing With the Stars, this is part of Hollywood’s insistence on tearing down traditional families,” Dan Gainor, VP of Business & Culture at the Media Research Center, told “Parents now more than ever must realize they cannot let their kids watch television without supervision or risk advocating lifestyles that most families do not approve of.”

A spokesperson for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) told that the move is a big breakthrough for the community. “At a time when transgender representation in the media is sorely lacking, Chaz Bono joining the cast of a series like Dancing With The Starswould be a tremendous step forward for the public to recognize that transgender people are another wonderful part of the fabric of American culture,” said HerndonGraddick, Senior Director of Programs at GLAAD.

Will you be watching Dancing with the Stars this season?



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