Cher Defends Son Chaz Bono's Decision to Do DWTS
- Photo: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP1 of 16
- Photo: Ed Bailey/Invision/AP2 of 16
- Photo: FS2/WENN3 of 16
- Photo: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP4 of 16
- Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com5 of 16
- Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP6 of 16
- Photo: RHA/ZOB/WENN7 of 16
- Photo: JG3/ZJE/WENN8 of 16
- Photo: Lester Cohen/WireImage.com9 of 16
- Photo: Eric Charbonneau/WireImage.com10 of 16
- Photo: Promotional11 of 16
- Photo: Promotional12 of 16
- Photo: MCA/Promotional13 of 16
- Photo: Scott Weiner/Splash News14 of 16
- Photo: Sara De Boer/Retna Ltd.15 of 16
Don't mess with the original diva!
After anonymous commenters plagued message boards mocking Chaz Bono's decision to compete on the thirteenth season of Dancing With the Stars, Cher leaped to her son's defense on Twitter Wednesday.
"Chaz is being viciously attacked on blogs and message boards about being on DWTS! This is still America right? It took guts to it," she wrote. "I support him no matter what he chooses to do. . .It took courage to do DWTS! Thank God Chaz has an unlimited supply."
The legendary singer, 65, then got angry, reminding her Twitter followers: "Mothers don't stop getting angry with stupid bigots who f--- with their children!"
Bono, 42, will be the first transgender contestant to appear on the ABC reality show, and he hopes to use the exposure to enlighten viewers about the LGBT community.
"At this point I want people to know that transgender people are just like everyone else. We're not people to be afraid of or misunderstood," Bono told Us Weekly at the cast reveal Monday. "I would love to get that message across.
Bono is paired with pro Lacey Schwimmer, 23, whose previous celebrity partners include Lance Bass, Steve-O, Mark Dacascos, Kyle Massey and Mike Catherwood. The new season of Dancing With the Stars premieres September 19 on ABC.
MORE ON WONDERWALL:
Demi Lovato snuggles with Wilmer Valderrama on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Jessica Alba flaunts her bikini body and shares photos from her work trip to Thailand on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Michelle & Jessica
Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez talk about the strong female characters in "Machete."Watch Video »
Eddie Is Red Hot
Here are 5 things you may not know about Eddie Redmayne.Watch Video »
Kaley Cuoco dishes on the minor disaster that occurred during her wedding, marriage fever on the set of "The Wedding Ringer" and more!Watch Video »
January Jones, Emily Blunt, and Amber Heard all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »