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?

 

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If you're going to rip Hannity for bias, then you've got to do the same for folks like Lawrence O'Donnell, a self-proclaimed socialist.

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Hey site admin - FUCK YOU for deleting posts.

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Oh Mary, So many medievalists (conservatives) love to say that "liberals" control the media. Nope. Most news outlets report the facts, the news, not republican rhetoric. As a matter of fact, I most certainly have watched FoxNews. I made up my own mind about it. But I still like to see what medieval thoughts and fear-speech Hannity & other commentators say to the part of the population that thrives on blaming the poor, the disenfranchised, & the different for all the world's problems. They need to come to terms with diversity in all its forms. Sure, they have the right to free speech, but I have the right to say they are backwards & wrong.

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Penelope: Whether or not you like a conservative political or social point of view is meaningless in the context of a free society. I say the answer to free speech you disagree with is more free speech. Let's see now. You've got ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, the LA Times, The Huffington Post, and the list goes on and on. True diversity is diversity of thought, not simply skin color or racial identity. Your analysis of Fox News is simply BS in any case, but then I rather doubt you have listened to much of it that hasn't already been filtered through liberal news outlets where they oh so conveniently edit to make it say what they want you to think it said.

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Of course Dr. A Blows letter was on FoxNews. FoxNews- Squashing the Rights of Minorities & the Needy & the Different Everywhere!

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socraticus: No need to attack me as well. I was making a legitimate point after all. On a more positive note, at least you made some reasonable observations and didn't just call the doctor a cretin or tell him to f**k off like others have. It's ridiculous to expect any thinking person to take those types of comments seriously, and that's all I was trying to say. I've no doubt you have other points you'd like to make, and go ahead if you wish. Ryan: Since Jesus sees every human being on an equal footing, he would treat the doctor the same as he would Chaz: with love and kindness.

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I FEEL SO SORRY FOR ANYONE WHO HAS TO GO THROUGH FEELING LIKE THEY
DONT KNOW WHAT SEX THEY SHOULD BE.I WATCHED SONNY AND CHEER WHEN THEY HAD THE SONNY AND CHEER SHOW AND CHASITY WAS A BABY GIRL,SO CUTE. IT IS SO SAD THAT A PERSON HAS TO FEEL THIS WAY.LET HIM-SHE ALONE.

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Dr. Keith Ablow? I really think that "Dr." do not belong there. You know what "The last thing vulnerable children and adolescents need" or even better... the world? Psychopaths like this "doctor".

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Keith Ablow is not a psychologist. He is a psychiatrist and graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, board certified in adult, adolescent and forensic psychiatry. Learn the difference.

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At what point did this young girl decide she could not be accepted and/or be succesful as a girl/women??? so decided that being a man would be a better option??? When and why would be the key questions to be answered. That being said you can accept the person but not condone the lifestyle, just as you may not condone the drinking of your friends or drugs use by friends. Disagree but not hate. The laws of nature dictate procreation, that says it all. Men with men and women with women go against the laws of nature......never mind what we as a society think.