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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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46.

freaksloan    

The APA doesn't have a problem with pedophilia either, so big deal what they think. I could give too craps about Chaz and nobody in my house watches DWTS anyways. I just don't understand why it needs to keeping trying to shove it in my face.

1085 days ago
47.

Mikey    

The women should be in a mental hospital receiving Shock Treatment not dancing on a tv show with people telling her she's a man.

1085 days ago
48.

3Storms    

SHE is only being brought onto the show to stir up controversy hoping it'll translate into ratings. She is not even a celeb and is only someone known for disowning her famous father

1085 days ago
49.

CC    

Typical TMZ homo slant. The APA says there's no evidence to sugges*****ching a fat chick like Chaz will result in GID. So TMZ says they're down with kids watching this circus side show. A lot of 5 year olds use the same approach when explaining things to their parents when they want to cover up the true facts behind something. Is TMZ staffed with 5 year olds?

1085 days ago
50.

RealityBites    

I hope Chaz gets voted off right away so we can stop hearing about this. I qui*****ching last year because they no longer have STARS on the damn show.

1085 days ago
51.

Pete    

I wouldnt let my kids watch, not because of that "human" but because its the biggest piece of crap show ever.

1085 days ago
52.

notalawyer    

The Barbarians
Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl lyrics
Release Date: 1965
Lyrics By: Doug Morris/Ron Morris
Music By: Doug Morris/Ron Morris
Are you a boy? Or are you a girl?
With your long blond hair you look like a girl
Yeah, you look like a girl
You may be a boy, hey, you look like a girl

You're either a girl or you come from Liverpool
Yeah, Liverpool
You can dog like a female monkey, but you swim like a stone
Yeah, a rolling stone
You may be a boy, hey, you look like a girl
Hey! Aw!

Hey!
You're always wearing skin tight pants and boys wear pants
But in your skin tight pants you look like a girl
Yeah, you look like a girl
You may be a boy, hey, you look like a girl
Hey!

Are you a boy? Or are you a girl?
With your long blond hair you look like a girl
Yeah, you look like a girl
You may be a boy, hey, you look like a girl
Hey!
Yeah, you look like a girl, hey!
Yeah, you look like a girl, hey!
Yeah, you look like a girl, hey!
Yeah, you look like a girl, hey!

1085 days ago
53.

SantaFeJack    

If seeing Chaz Bono dancing could somehow influence a child's behavior, then no child should ever be allowed to watch the news where murderers, etc. are part of the daily mix.

1085 days ago
54.

SantaFeJack    

Keith Ablow, M.D. must be an idiot to sugges*****ching someone with a psychiatric disorder on television could somehow induce the disorder in the viewer. There are nut jobs all over television...every channel, all times of the day and night. Television thrives on nut jobs...ever watched "Hoarding"!?! Or any of the "Housewives" shows!?!

1085 days ago
55.

Me    

I mean seriously ! How is a kid who is watching DWTS going to know that Chaz Bono used to be a woman, unless their parents tell them ? Not to mention my 10 yr old neice has no interest in watching this show ! Why do parents think kids are going to want to watch this ? It's a family show, but it's geard towards adults. And, IT'S UP TO THE PARENTS IF THEY LET THEIR KIDS WATCH SOMETHING THEY THEMSELVES DEAM INAPPROPRIATE. People need to get over this ! First off, Chaz is a full grown adult, not a childrens roll model, nor has he been in the public eye. And just because Chaz decided to become a man doesnt mean all his friends, and his friends little girls decided to become one too ? It's rediculous, how parents are carrying on, and on about this. Chaz's gender is not going to be advertised during the show. Makes me sick how close minded people can be. Im voting for Chaz Bona every step of the way !

1085 days ago
56.

Ih8Taxes    

My kid has no interest in DWTS, nor do I, because we're not gay.

1085 days ago
57.

rollingeyes    

The poll has been taken over by gay activists

DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE

1085 days ago
58.

Maggie    

What a disgusting...thing to watch! Horrible! Ugly! looks fatly insane...shame on people who are using it!

1085 days ago
59.

T    

If parents are so concerned about their child watching a transgendered contestant on DWTS, then dont tell them that he used to be a girl. Chances are the children who are too young to notice wont notice and the kids that are older already know more about sex and sexual orientations then their parents think they know.

1085 days ago
60.

jack     

roughly 29% of american kids are growing up in a bubble, that's a bigger concern.

1085 days ago
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