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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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166.

WiMother    

Watching Chaz on DWTS is going to be disgusting for most of us. DWTS must be hard up for contestants and Chaz should keep her mental issues to herself and not promote her abnormal lifestyle in public and especially in our living room.

948 days ago
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Kathy     

I just read more of the comments, and they are rude, insulting, and totally out of line. I am so sorry
that you have to put up with this.

948 days ago
168.

Kathy     

Go for it, I hope you do really well, These small minded
people are just trouble makers that have too much time on
there hands. I know a few of those. You will astound them all. Good Luck

948 days ago
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Robert     

what ever Chaz Bono considers himself to be is not the problem. The problem is most of you don't get is, that Chaz is a human being, with a heart and a mind. Who are we to judge. You guys do this over and over again. You have become Sarah Palins! Watch you words and stop judging others!

948 days ago
170.

Pyroscopy    

http://www.psych.org/Resources/Governance/goals.aspx#5

Work to eliminate discriminatory practices in state licensing requirements, MCO provider panels, and other arenas

Promoting the recruitment and training of psychiatrists to deliver high quality care to diverse patient populations

Continue to define and enforce the ethical standards of the profession in health care environments

Play a key role in developing and maintaining standards for the protection of human subjects in psychiatric research

Advocate for continued public and private support for basic, clinical and health services research and the infrastructure needed to support these activities

Create and update a classification of mental disorders based on scientific research and clinical experience

948 days ago
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Robert     

What we need to remember is that Chaz, whatever your opinion of him is, that he is a human being above all else. You all have done the same, criticize someone as if that person did not exist. Michael Jackson is an example. We criticized him as if he was an object. Think before you speak. Nobody here can cast a stone!

947 days ago
172.

Viv    

Come on! Kid's won't even realize Chaz is a girl! Leave the poor guy alone parents!

945 days ago
173.

Bob    

so stupid commenters here....
I would let my kids watch the DWTS.
I know Chaz in person. He already have bottom surgery. He do not have uterus and vagina anymore. He cant get pregnant

945 days ago
174.

Elle Brown    

YOU are 100% CORRECT! I have not missed a season of DWTS since it began but will not be watching her dance. It IS disgusting of ABC to use a person's sickness just to improve their ratings and I predict we will see suicide in this poor young lady's future as mental illness can not just be "Accepted" away. I'm OK you're OK didn't work in the 70's and it still doesnt work. I agree Fix the problem don't just stick it in a storefront window.

944 days ago
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MIKE    

THE ONLY REASON I WOULD NOT LET MY KIDS WATCH THE SHOW IS THE OUTFITS THEY WARE AND THE SEXUAL CONTENT OF THE SHOW. IT WOULD HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH CHAZ BONO.

943 days ago
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