Shortly after word got out that Chaz Bono would be joining the new season of Dancing With the Stars with Lacey Schwimmer as his dance partner, it should come as no surprise that Transphobic comments would light up the message boards. As soon as his mama bear Cher got wind of this, it didn't take long for the singer to defend her son against all the negative comments:
Cher tweeted, “Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs & Message boards about being on DWTS! This is Still America right? It took guts 2 do it.”
She added, “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.”
Chaz then responded to his mother's comments on Twitter:
“Thanks for all your support mom. The haters are just motivating me to work harder and stay on DWTS as long as I possibly can.”
This in some ways does come to a bit of a surprise, since in many interviews Chaz has said his mom has been having a hard time coming to terms with her daughter now living as a man. But then again when it comes to some mother's child being bullied, regardless of your personal beliefs, I'm glad to see Cher and many other mothers out there who are willing to defend and love their children no matter what.