The upcoming 13th season of ABC's hit show Dancing With The Stars is now flaming with controversy after adding Chaz Bono to the cast line up. Different reactions are now being voice out.
Chaz Bono (formerly Chastity Bono) is the daughter-turned-son of Cher and the show's first transgender contestant. Lacey Schwimmer will be his female partner.
Many conservatives are now criticizing DWTS for casting Chaz Bono and Carson Kressley (an openly gay man). They are calling for a public boycott of the series while other groups that support Bono says that it's about time to get the proper representation in the media.
Dancing With the Stars returns Sept. 19 with a two-hour premiere at 8 p.m.
Checkout the promotional photos
|Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy|
|Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas|
|Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya|
|Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani|
|Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer|
|Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd|
|Nancy Grace and Tristan McManus|
|David Arquette and Kym Johnson|
|Ricki Lake and Derek Hough|
|Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy|
|Robert Kardashian and Cheryl Burke|
[Photos courtesy of ABC]