Dancing With The Stars Season 12

Cher Defends Chaz Against Dancing With The Stars Critics

After ABC revealed Chaz Bono would become the first transgendered contestant to compete on Dancing With the Stars, fans of the show took to message boards and blogs to criticize the network’s decision. Some vowed to not watch while others said the show is no longer safe for children. Chaz’s mother Cher fought back in a series of Tweets.

“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 wrote.

“I support him no matter what he chooses 2do! God! will here always be haters! It took COURAGE 2 do dwts! TG Chaz has Unlimited supply,” Cher continued.

“BTW …Mothers don’t stop Getting angry with stupid bigots who fk with their children!” Cher wrote.

“Bet VAST MAJORITY of People will LOVE CHAZ on DWTS ! & it’s took Fkg Guts 2!” she added.

Chaz was appreciative of the support and Tweeted, “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.”