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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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31.

writenow    

Consider the former President of American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry. Here's a video of him and his thoughts.

1074 days ago
32.

RonBurgundy    

How humiliating it will be when Chaz gets out there and realizes he's being laughed at. It might take a few minutes as we all know he's slower than Corky from life goes on - how else does one explain the beard?

She was such a cute little girl, now she is a bearded fat guy on a dancing show.

The entire viewing audience will be laughing at her.

HE HAS A VAGINA FOLKS, this is NOT something to showcase to our impressionable youth.

Neither is Snooki.

1074 days ago
33.

james    

it will confused children because i am confused!!! if she is a man then why does she need to take male hormones????? so i guess if i honestly and truly believe i am a horse then i am a horse, and all i need to do is take some pills, and walk around like a horse. wake up people SHE IS A GIRL!!!! if anyone want to dispute that than explain why she must take male hormone pills the rest of her life and explain the consequences if she doesn't.

1074 days ago
34.

lynne    

Fact is, this person is not a star. They are only on for ratings-negative is better than none. SHE is on for the money-sure a book will be coming too. Why is SHE anymore important than other transgenders? Because SHE is Cher's daughter-who really even cares about Cher anyway? This person cannot dance and should be voted off first/second but will have people voting for the drama. Whole thing is silly and a slap in face to transgender community IMO. Will no*****ch because she is annoying as well as other D lists who are on there. Time for this show to wrap it up.

1074 days ago
35.

craig schwickrath    

I'd rather watch Chaz Bono than Nancy Grace...just saying.

1074 days ago
36.

vixis    

First, kids couldn't care less about Chaz Bono. Whatever will be, will be. Chaz has a right to be whomever he wants to be, it's his life and WE have no right to tell him any different. Turn off your TV if you don't want to watch DWTS.

1074 days ago
37.

Doug Glass    

No, watching will just make them p u c k e .

1074 days ago
38.

wirelessmom    

Watching this strange twisted bearded lady wouldn't make anyone want to do something she has done. As long as she has the female gene, she's a woman.

1074 days ago
39.

Meanie    

They should be offering the help to Chazbot. Total trainwreck.

1074 days ago
40.

james    

HEY "CHAZZ" IF YOU THINK YOU ARE A MAN AND WANT TO IMPRESS ME OR SHUT ME UP THEN MAKE A BABY!!!!! I AM TALKING ABOUT THE OLD FASHION WAY, NO ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION OR ANYTHING OUTSIDE OF THE OLD MAN/WOMAN SEX WAY.....

1074 days ago
41.

Gavin    

Do children actually want to watch DANCING WITH THE STARS anyways? Why is this an issue. Do these groups not have anything important to kvetch about. Much ado about nothing.

1074 days ago
42.

ama    

OMG will you stop posting stupid articles like this, you are making a bigger deal out of this then there needs to be. She is now a he get over it.

1074 days ago
43.

Mikey    

She's a women with severe mental problems who things she's a man. She's only famous for being Chers crazed daughter.


John M. Oldham, M.D. -- the APA President -- acknowledges GID is a psychiatric disorder


Dr. Keith Ablow suggested kids could develop Gender Identity Disorder (GID) just from watching


So the doctors agree she has mental problems!


DWTS is taking advantage of a mental patient in order to boost rating. That is disguising!

1074 days ago
44.

karlew    

If this Gender Identity Disorder is ultimately a psychiatric disorder then why are they giving sex changes to mentally ill people? You wouldn't turn some nutbar who thinks he's a dog into a German Shepherd, why turn another nutbar who thinks they are the wrong sex into another gender? No ethics in this type of "medicine"

1074 days ago
45.

Mikey    

DWTMI - Dancing With The Mentally Ill.

1074 days ago
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