Cher Defends “Viciously Attacked” Chaz Bono

Truth rating: 10

By Michael Lewittes


Cher has come to the defense of her son Chaz Bono, who’s been attacked on message boards for competing with Lacey Schwimmer on this season’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Bono, who was born a girl but is now a transgendered man, has been the subject of a tremendous amount of Internet chatter — much of which has been negative — and now his famous mom is taking a stand. Cher tweeted, “Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs & Message boards about being on DWTS! This is Still America right? It took guts 2 do it.”

She added, “I support him no matter what he chooses 2do! God! will there always be haters! It took COURAGE 2 do dwts ! TG Chaz has an Unlimited supply.” In subsequent messages, the singer even predicted her son would do well, though he’s not really a dancer. “bet VAST MAJORITY of People will LOVE CHAZ on DWTS ! …Chaz isn’t exactly the ‘Gotta Dance Gotta Dance’ kinda Guy,” she wrote.

An appreciative Chaz replied to his mother on Twitter, “Thanks for all your support mom. The haters are just motivating me to work harder and stay on DWTS as long as I possibly can.” What do you think about Cher coming to Chaz’s defense?

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