Chaz Bono and Ellen DeGeneres Decry Bullies; Cher Lashes Out at DWTS Haters Again

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Chaz Bono stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres Show today to chat about competing on the new season of Dancing With the Stars, and the hurdles he's faced.

While he knew that, as the show's first transgendered star, some people would have a problem with him, he never expected the backlash to be this bad.

After he explained what it felt like to be in his shoes, Ellen was less diplomatic in pointing out the ridiculousness of those (cough, Dr. Keith Ablow) who are anti-Chaz:

Later in the interview, they received a phone call from his biggest fan - mother Cher, who didn't hesitate to lash out, like she has before, at the haters.

"If you got that excess time and that amount of hostility, I'm not sure I can say anything to you that would make you change your feelings," she said.

"I don't know that I would have any magic words to soothe you, to comfort you into not being terrified of my child on Dancing With the F--cking Stars."

How awesome is Cher?

She did admit that she's worried about one thing: Chaz's dance moves. "You doing this dance is about as scary as you making 'the change,'" she says.

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Chaz you go all the way, you have my vote. Who says that people are not different, we all are, no one is perfect, let him be, Chaz is in the place he wants to be. I was touched by what his Mother Cher said, about not being terrified of her child.

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I can't remember the exact quotation, but the gist of it is: you cannot know a person unless you have walked a mile in his shoes. You, collectively speaking, don't have to agree with any of this...that is your right and privilege. BUT, what gives you the right to judge any person other than yourself? Live and let live. Whether something is right or wrong, no person has the right to force his or her own beliefs and judgements on anyone else. A higher power than you or me will make that determination when the time comes. Leave him alone. "Nuff said!

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Renee Richards described it best when she refers to trans as a fax as in facasmille,not an original..its really sad...male and female hormones can really mess with your brain..this person still sits down to pee for Gods sake! its like watching a train wreck!

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I mean, 'Chaz' Bono is a FAKE, because there has been no genital reassignment surgery. Chasity Bono is still ALL female who is poisoning her body with male hormones. I feel so sorry for her; she's got a very weak mind to believe what is not true about herself. She'll probably die before she's 45 from synthetic testosterone addiction. Get HELP Chasity!!!!

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A FAT GIRL WHO IS TRYING TO BE A FAT GUY. HE/SHE HAD THE WRONG KIND OF SURGERY. LOOK HOW GREAT MOM CHER LOOKS AT 65. CHAZITY SHOULD ONLY DANCE IN THE PIVACY OF HE,SHE, ITS OWN HOUSE, AS LONG AS ITS NOT MADE OF GLASS.

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I have no desire to see chasity AKA Chaz pretend to be a man on nation TV.

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I had a typo - sentence should have read "I would love to see you get in there AND (vs are) add some Hollywood transsexual flavor to the show!
Sorry - I hate typos! Hey Chaz - GO FOR IT! :)

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Hey Chaz - Go for it! I guarantee you it will boost the ratings of DWTS! Hey, this is Hollywood (not to mention California) and anything goes! DWTS has been pretty boring to me thus far. I would love to see you get in there are add some Hollywood transsexual flavor to the show! If you're going to do this, I will definitely tune in. Just be careful (like Cher states as a concern) that you don't take on more of a challenge that you may be up for. I don't know what music you are considering but just for fun, (and off humor entertainment) I would consider Rick James, Super Freak to begin with. Talk about ratings ------wow! Totally cool. Do it! Spice up that boring show! Love to Cher - I adore her!

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These comment sections below articles never fail to attract the rude, hateful, ignorant but most importantly ANONYMOUS people of the world, who bask in the privacy of their computer screens so they can lash out in disrespect and hatred, mocking anything and anyone who is "different" than the "norm".
Chaz seems to be a much better person than most of the people who are the most outspoken against him. If you don't like him, you are free to change the channel on your TV and go back to bullying people online.

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You go Chaz for being you and not allowing anyone put you down. His mom is awesome for what she said in his defense. People who say negative and bullying things to someone else are just not happy with themselves. It just shows how ignorant they can be.