Dancing with the Stars – I’ll admit it – I watched it. I’m not ashamed even though I should be. I have to watch the highlights now since eliminating cable television from my life over a year ago – it had to do with a particularly bizarre episode of Hoarders where they found a squished cat under a stack of things that the lady was hoarding. It was so appalling to me that I finally made the cut to go to no cable television
But Dancing with the Stars was one of my guilty pleasures. It was. The gaudy costumes, the lighting, the music selection, the d-list celebrities and sports personalities, the sequined shirts – it was a recipe for complete and utter addiction for me.
Now Chaz Bono is a contestant and people are protesting.
I’ll let that one sink in for a minute.
Ok so now that you understand that is a reality I’ll continue. It seems that angry mothers united to protest – here is a quote from one of the protesters taken from a religious website “I personally do not mind watching Chaz,” wrote Callisandria2. “The problem is that I watch this show with my 10 year old daughter. I am sure the show will talk about Chaz and the controversy, and I am not ready to explain all of that to her yet. We just barely covered the birds and the bees. We always watch one show together, in the fall it’s DWTS, and in the spring it’s American Idol. Looks like we will try X-factor instead this season.”
Yup. Hey Lady how about this: When Chaz shows up on-screen have no conversation – it’s just another dude dancing. But if you want to have any conversation – here is the conversation to have: – sweetie – Chaz was born a women and felt that in her heart and soul she was a man and she struggled for years and almost took her own life until she decided to have gender reassignment surgery and we should take this
as an opportunity to talk about how all people are different and we shouldn’t pick on people and we should accept people for who they are and not be judgmental and we should never bully people.
Done and done.
The conversation you SHOULD be having with your 10 yr old DAUGHTER is about how Dancing with the Stars projects the image upon the American public that women are sex objects – flung around a dance floor in barely there costumes showing off their goods and shaking their asses. You don’t have to wear next to nothing to showcase your dance talents. Nobody wants to have that conversation – girls these days wear hoochie shorts and basically look like hookers and start wearing make-up at 9 yrs old but nobody is saying anything about
that. That’s all ok. Don’t even get me started about Toddlers and Tiara’s the show on TLC. How come there are no shows that objectify men? I would like to see that for a change.
If you want to have a conversation about that…. Then ok. That’s a conversation that should be happening in your home. Not about Chaz Bono being a transgender. Who gives a rat’s ass? Really? He’s a dude now get over it.
I’m assuming these are the same people who protest same-sex marriage – which to this day baffles me. Love who you want to love. Marry who you want to marry. Let’s go back to History 101 where there is a separation of church and state. Which is a basic fundamental idea of what this country was founded on – look at your Declaration of Independence people – it’s all there.
It baffles me what the American public chooses to focus on.
I wonder what that women’s conversation was with her 10 yr old daughter when Michael Irvin showed up on Dancing with the Stars. Or maybe she glossed over the Hall of Famer Football star’s trouble with the law including but not limited to the following:
1996 Arrest for cocaine possession
1996 Accused of sexually assaulting a woman, with a gun to her head and videotaping it
1998 Accused of inflicting a 2” “cut” on a teammates neck during “haircut time” at training camp when an argument broke out (he claims it was an accident)
1999 Arrested for drug charges
2005 Arrested for drug paraphernalia in his car during a speeding stop by police (he claimed it was his brother’s)
July 4th 2007: Accused of sexual assault AGAIN
August 7, 2007: a mere month after being accused of sexual assault being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Do I even need to go there with Lawrence Taylor – I mean that guy was just busted for having sex with A MINOR who was a prostitute in a hotel room and is NOW A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER. And Pamela Anderson – she shows up and she has a sex tape and GIGANTIC FAKE BOOBIES – talk about messing with mother nature – there isn’t anything on that woman that’s genetic.
I’m not saying we should judge any of these people – but if that woman is going to judge and say she can’t watch the show now because of her 10 yr old daughter then we need to look at ALL the contestants.
No let’s focus on Chaz Bono and protest over him and how as an adult he struggled and made a decision and had surgery and allowed it to be publicized to send a message to other people SUFFERING that this is actually an option. And don’t go down the – don’t mess with mother nature cause I’m fairly certain that woman either has fake boobies or gets botox. What’s the difference? Isn’t that messing with mother nature?
It’s ridiculous what people in this country ban together and get in an uproar about. How about the fact that our economy is TANKING? People
are out of work. We just got struck with a life altering hurricane on the East Coast and Louisiana is still getting hammered by it. How about the fact that we STILL HAVE TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN – why not ban together and protest some of that stuff? BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN ARE DYING IN AFGHANISTAN….10 years later – 10 YEARS LATER – dear lord – and we don’t ban together and try to get them all out of that country safe and back with their families. (Let’s not forget – those men and women that are fighting are the reason this woman has a voice to protest Chaz Bono on DWTS.)
I wish we would ban together and protest something substantial and meaningful. It’s not going to happen – instead we are all going to sit on our fat asses in our homes on couches and protest a transgender human being on Dancing with the Stars. Can you possibly be serious?