I have never seen so much hatred coming out of some people against Chaz Bono dancing. Yesterday, we reported to you about Cher taking to her twitter account to defend Chaz against all the haters and negativity. Lacey is also defending her partner. Below is what she told The Insider…
“No human is perfect, so why are they pointing out what they perceive to be an imperfection in someone else? It’s not cool. We’re all taught to not bully, or harass, and treat everyone as equals yet all these people are doing exactly the opposite.” Luckily for Lacey and Chaz, the supportive sounds are drowning out the negative noise. “At the end of the day, everyone is going to have a hater. I choose not to listen to it, because it’s ridiculous. To us, it’s more important to focus on the positive people.”
“This is my sixth season — the producers know that I’m very open-minded and really accepting of everyone,” she says. “Ever since Lance [Bass] was on the show, it opened the door for the LGBT community to be accepted in Middle America and it’s about time. It’s 2011, let’s evolve a little bit here.”
You go Lacey!! Be sure to read more of The Insider interview at the link because Lacey talks on how Chaz is doing so far in rehearsals and more.
Conrad Green, the executive producer for Dancing With The Stars, has also come out to defend Chaz today. He stands firmly behind their casting choice.
“Every season we look for new stories and get as much range as possible and an interesting balance of people,” “Dancing with the Stars” executive producer Conrad Green said. “I hope the audience would at least give him [Bono] a chance.”
Conrad also defends the shows decision against OneMillionMoms.com who said the show has “gone too far” and is “exploiting our children”. Please! Are they serious? Who is Chaz hurting and exploiting? If anything he is teaching tolerance and love for everyone no matter who they are. You would think these “Moms” would approve of that and not be against it”? Below is Conrad’s reaction….
OneMillionMoms.com, which says its goal is to “stop the exploitation of our children, especially by the entertainment media,” says Dancing with the Stars has “gone too far” by casting Bono and the openly gay Carson Kressley. The organization is asking people who visit the site to email ABC and “let them know that we will not tolerate” lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues “being forced into our homes.”
Dancing with the Stars executive producer Conrad Green believes the backlash against Bono is premature.
He says, “I would ask those people, who’ve expressed discontent about this, to give Chaz a try. If they still feel the same after, so be it. But have an open mind. You might actually find that you really grow to like Chaz.”
Green also disputes the notion that the show is pushing an LGBT agenda.
He says, “I’ve been accused of having a right-wing agenda when I had Bristol Palin on the show, and we’ve been accused all kinds of agendas in the past and I genuinely don’t think we have one.”
Can you tell I am wound up on this? 😡
Heidi’s Note: I officially predict that the Season 13 opener will be the highest rated DWTS season premiere in a long, long time. Why? Because these people filled with irrational hate and paranoia won’t be able to resist watching that which they disparage. After all, if they don’t watch, they won’t be able to claim it is being “forced into their homes.” At the end of the day, those who claim to be “protecting their children” are really just teaching them hate and intolerance. Two things that most children are NOT born with. Congratulations.