‘DWTS’ Fans Attack ABC For Casting Chaz Bono, Lacey Schwimmer Is His Partner

September 1st, 2011 // 3 Comments

It’s that time of the year when we are all anxious to find out who will be picked to dance on ‘Dancing With The Stars’! This year, to add to their always “provocative” cast, they have casted Chaz Bono.

Bono, son of Sonny and Cher, legally changed his gender last year.  After finding out Monday that he would be added to the cast of ‘DWTS’, fans were not very happy with ABC’s choice to have a transgender on the show.

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One fan wrote on the ‘Dancing With The Stars’ message board saying:

HUGE HUGE fan of this show since season two and eagerly await each season to get my dancing/entertainment ‘fix’!! But when I heard that Chaz Bono was going to be on, I was sick. Not that I have anything personally against her/him, I just don’t want that lifestyle choice continually flaunted in the media esp ABC.

Other questions asked were whether Bono would be paired up with a man or a woman. On Wednesday, the pairs were announced and he will be dancing with Lacey Schwimmer.

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Bono told People that “[they] kind of instantly hit it off” and that “[Schwimmer] has a great attitude for teaching [him].

What do you think of DWTS’ casting choice? Will fans vote Chaz Bono off  the show quickly? Share your thoughts in comments or tweet us @socialitelife.

By Natasha Reda
  1. Lyss

    I couldn’t care any less but who would ask whether he would be paired with a man or a woman. He is now legally a man, obviously he would be paired with a woman. Ignorance is still bliss I see.

  2. lester

    it really doesn’t matter what she do to her fat ugly body she is a she and will always be a she..

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