Dr. Keith Ablow to Parents: Don't Applaud For Chaz Bono!

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Lacey Schwimmer is on his side. So is Elisabetta Canalis.

But there's at least one person who would vote Chaz Bono off Dancing with the Stars right now if he could: Dr. Keith Ablow.

Laughing Chaz

Not everyone finds Chaz Bono's appearance on Dancing with the Stars to be funny.

Referring to Bono's presence on the show as "toxic," the psychiatrist has written an editorial for Fox News which reads:

I advise parents to not allow their children to watch the episodes in which Chaz appears.

The last thing vulnerable children and adolescents need, as they wrestle with the normal process of establishing their identities, is to watch a captive crowd in a studio audience applaud on cue for someone whose search for an identity culminated with the removal of her breasts, the injection of steroids and, perhaps one day soon, the fashioning of a make-shift phallus to replace her vagina.

Chaz Bono should not be applauded for asserting she is a man (and goes about trying to look like one) any more than a woman who believes she will be happier without arms, has them removed and then continues to assert that she was right all along—her self-concept was that of a double amputee. Now, all is well.

Chaz Bono should not be applauded any more than someone who, tragically, believes that his species, rather than gender, is what is amiss and asks a plastic surgeon to build him a tail of flesh harvested from his abdomen. If only a plastic surgeon would acquiesce, all would be well.

In the end, Dr. Ablow believes Chaz should be "empathized with" and treated with "dignity," just not applauded. It's a stance that is sure to create controversy. Where do you stand on it?


Mr. Keith Ablow is a sorry excuse of a psychiatrist. Who is he to judge and make comments about Chaz Bono? You are the one with the problem, Chaz is just living his life and has more character than you will ever have. Get a life!!


how come these kind of people keith ablow is not saying anything about all the christians who don,t speak up about child abuse by there christian priest ,,all over this world in every parish kids being raped by these men of god,,we have kids still screaming and praying for help,,,not one word about child abuse in churhes,,i find thst so funny ,,how come keith is not demanding that the pope be put in jail for running the biggest child abuse ring in the world ,,,forcing kids to sign notes that if they say anything they will go to hell,,in front of adults faces these men act like saints,,but to kids they are satan,,,


CHAZ Bono is a FAKE. Chasity Bono is very very VERY sad mixed up confused weak woman who can't 'woman up' and admit she needs intensive psyche help. Poor thing.


Chaz Bono is a woman. She has a vagina. She is no more a man than the "pregnant man" was. She is a sexually dysmorphic by her own account. THAT is what she is. Doesn't make her a man, and she isn't She is a person with a vagina. She menstruates, she ovulates. She is a woman with serious problems, - a disorder according to the APA. Puh-leeze. She is a freak.


What I'd like to know is how a psychiatrist can diagnose a "disorder" without having examined Chaz in a professional setting? As far as I know the two have never even met! Assuming that Ablow has a medical license, he should be sanctioned by the issuing authority for unprofessional conduct.


Dr. Ablow has lost his mind and all credibility. I am absolutely appauled that a doctor would say such things. He clearly illustrates his ignorance. I'm almost speechless at the ignorance of so many people in this country. If you don't like it, don't watch it. Someone who has gone through so much to become their authentic self SHOULD be applauded, they have shown great courage and strong character. I can't understand why others think they have a say in what people do with their lives.


It's amazing to me how many utterly stupid Fox News' viewers are to swallow this trans-phobic moron's BS. Ablow is nothing more than a right-wing hack. It's little wonder Fox News ratings have been taking a massive nosedive. Apparently everyone at that network is too stupid to figure out America doesn't like right-wing propaganda! LOL


Reading a lot of ur posts, some of u are making this a political thing. Whether we should applaud Chaz has nothing to do with republican/democrat issues. This has to do with choices and respect. Obviously Chaz has some issues, which he claims stem from feeling like a man trapped in a woman's body. If that's the case, who the hell are we to judge? Those of us who aren't transgendered don't kno what goes through the mind of someone who is. I find that the majority of the people who do the judging have more problems than the people they judge. As a psychiatrist, Dr Ablow should have more compassion and understanding instead of telling people to shun somebody cause they're different. Everybody's different! If these are Dr. Ablow's true feelings, then maybe he should be a patient instead of the psychiatrist to work out why he's a hater! When it comes down to it, Chaz is still a human being and should be treated as such!!


We as a society are under no obligations to share Chastity Bono's delusion.


It is sad that the onlt transgendered "Star" they could find was an over weight, out of shape 40+ yearold. Chaz is a great spokes person for the GLBT community but it would have be nice if DWTS had tried to find someone who was in a little better shape to compete. That might have provided a better image for the public to identify with the transgendered men and women who work for acceptance in the day to day world. I fear that Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public will be laughing at him instead of thinking about the part of the population he represents.

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