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Watching Chaz Bono Dance

9/12/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Chaz Bono dancing the Cha Cha on TV ... in front of your kids ... will NOT make them want to have a sex change -- at least according to the American Psychiatric Association.

In a recent article, psychiatrist and former talk show host Dr. Keith Ablow suggested kids could develop Gender Identity Disorder (GID) just from watching Chaz on "Dancing With the Stars."

John M. Oldham, M.D. -- the APA President -- acknowledges GID is a psychiatric disorder ... but also told TMZ, "There is no evidence that viewing a television game show with a transgender contestant would induce Gender Identity Disorder in young people."

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moe l.    

Someone tell "Angie" her Caps Lock is on....

1103 days ago
137.

HMMMM    

I voted no, not because of "Chaz". I very simply cannot abide these crappola tv shows. I am sick of "reality" shows, I am sick of things like Dwts, American Idiot (sorry, typo I am not willing to correct) and Survivor, ANY supposed contest shows, whatever happened to a HUGE dose of unreality? Where you come home and veg in front of the box, losing yourself in programs that have NO reality?

1103 days ago
138.

en Todo Momento!!    

thank god. i can now sleep peacefully again, knowing that a team of psychiatrists has evaluated the showing of a transgender on daytime television ok for children. i was real worried about that these last few days!!

1103 days ago
139.

Susie    

I wouldn't let my kids watch this show, not because of Chaz necessarily, but because they freakin' GRIND ALL OVER EACH OTHER...

1103 days ago
140.

Rosie    

this bit&^ is disgusting makes me want to vomit!!!!! they should kill it

1103 days ago
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Alyosha Karamzov    

I would think children seeing Chaz Bono would have the opposite effect. That is one scary looking dude. Never watched DWTS but I love that he is on it, if only to mess with the crazy right-wing extremists and their anti-christian morality.

1103 days ago
142.

Rogue Warrior    

I'm involved in a university study inquiring into the number of "men" who still use tampons? So far, the number of men =0 while Chaz is a 1 whether she's stop them through the use of chemicals or not.

1103 days ago
143.

bryan    

of course i wouldn't let kids watch it, frankly no slightly intelligent person should be watching it either. the world is truly turning into Idiocracy

1103 days ago
144.

Marie    

Kids watching dancing with the stars this season won't be traumatized. It's just a bunch of people dancing on television and one of them is transgendered. What is the big deal? Chaz Bono is a human being not an alien.

1103 days ago
145.

Carolina    

It doesn't bother me that Chasity had a sex change and is now Chaz. What bothers me is that Chaz is FAT!

1103 days ago
146.

lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala!    

Puhleez! What's the big deal? As long as Chaz doesn't unzip the tux and whip out a dild@, the kids will be fine. Live and let live. The big deal is how come Nancy Grace was allowed into that show. Kids will be throwing up from watching HER.

1102 days ago
147.

bunny    

Of course I wouldn't let my kids watch that dumb show. Not because of any person, it's just a bad show.

1102 days ago
148.

Marty    

The reason Chastity has a womans neck beard is because her Mothers real name was "Cherilyn Sarkisian". Sony was "Salvatore Phillip" So when you put an Armenian and an Italian together you get a hairy woman.
She would have that neck beard and a mustache whether taking Testosterone or not.
Can you imagine the smell of that woman taking that much testosterone and working it on DWT? Pee-U!

1102 days ago
149.

Dr Porn    

Actually, I have nothing to say. WOW!

1102 days ago
150.

RES    

CHASITY STILL HAS A VAGINA. WHAT A PIG SHE IS.

1102 days ago
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