Dancing With The Stars Praised, Assailed For Chaz Bono Casting

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The casting of Chaz Bono on Dancing With The Stars has sparked serious debate.

That watershed moment for the gay and lesbian community has been hailed by many, calling it a breakthrough and a triumph for diversity in America.

“Chaz Bono joining the cast of a series like Dancing With The Stars would be a tremendous step forward for the American public to recognize that transgender people are another wonderful part of the fabric of our culture,” said GLAAD.

However, the move has prompted backlash from critics as well.

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A spokesperson for the Media Research Center, which “seeks to bring balance to the news media and prevent liberal bias from undermining traditional American values” says that Bono's addition to the DWTS Season 13 cast is taking things too far.

“Whether it’s Glee or Dancing With the Stars, this is Hollywood’s insistence on tearing down traditional families," said Dan Gainor, VP of Business & Culture.

"Parents now more than ever must realize they cannot let their kids watch TV without supervision or risk advocating lifestyles that most do not approve of."

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A freak show will make DWTS ratings soar. So can you blame them? Has nothing to with tolerance for anyone or anything. They and Jerry Springer know what draws the bucks and I feel sorry for Chaz for allowing herself to be exploited. This I gotta see. I'm marking my calendar!

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We are falling apart and in the nxt few yrs will probably not be a superpower any more. Yea this really what we should be worried about! England doesnt seen to have lower marriage rates and they show all kinds of things on tv including gay sex! so explain that.