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Cher: Stop insulting Chaz Bono!

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Cher supports her son,
Chaz Bono

Cher is calling for fans to support her son, Chaz Bono, against the haters.

Cher speaks out for son Chaz Bono

Mama bear Cher is angry with all the vicious commenting circulating the web about her son, new Dancing With the Stars contestant Chaz Bono.

"Lovelies! Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs & Message boards about being on DWTS!This (sic) is Still America right ? It took guts 2 do it," Cher tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

The iconic singer is referring to comments made about Bono's transition from female to male.

"HUGE HUGE fan of this show since season two and eagerly await each season to get my dancing/entertainment 'fix'!! But when I heard that Chaz Bono was going to be on, I was sick. Not that I have anything personally against her/him. I just don't want that lifestyle choice continually flaunted in the media, esp. ABC," a person wrote on an ABC message board.

Bono -- born as Chastity Bono to Cher and the late Sonny Bono -- started the gender transition process a couple of years ago after living as a man for some time.

"I support him no matter what he chooses 2do! God! will there always be haters! It took COURAGE 2 do dwts ! TG Chaz has an Unlimited supply," Cher continued.

We have to agree! It takes a lot of confidence and perseverance to dust off the hate and compete with pride. Cher went on to ask fans to spread a positive message of her son's involvement throughout the web.

"Bet VAST MAJORITY of People will LOVE CHAZ on DWTS ! & it's took [expletive] Guts 2! Chaz isn't exactly the "Gotta Dance Gotta Dance"kinda Guy," she added.

We can't wait to check out Chaz Bono on Dancing With the Stars. We think he'll surprise us with his moves.

Image courtesy Michael Wright/WENN.com

Are you looking forward to this season of Dancing With the Stars?

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