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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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butter    

This article is absolutely stupid. There are far more worthy stuff to put up such as the anniversary of 9-11...I mean, seriously..

1084 days ago
92.

JEANNIEMAC    

The APA wants to give child molesters and pedophiles the same acceptance standard as homosexuals. They are "minor attracted".
This could mean child molesters getting released from prison, and sex offender lists being abolished.
The pedophiles are after our children, and the APA is helping to bring that about.

1084 days ago
93.

butter    

I CANNOT believe this silly article you have put on..I mean, seriously??? Couldn't you have had an article regarding the 10th year anniversary of 9-11, something meaningful for once? An article about whether or not someone may be affected watching something on T.V....oh right, because I'm sure someone out there is worried about that.

1084 days ago
94.

Tina    

I don't understand how kids would know Chaz was once a woman unless their irresponsible parents tell them.

1084 days ago
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Jill    

So sad that DWTS is exploiting Chaz like an animal at the zoo. Why not get her the mental help that she needs instead of parading her in front of the world to make fun of? What is even more sad is the fact that she will more than likely be voted off first, which will add more insecurity to this poor girl. Even though Hollywood wants to shove this lifestyle down the throats of everyone doesn't mean that it will be accepted. I just can*****ch the train wreck this year.

1084 days ago
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4815162342    

1. Anyone who has a problem with Chaz or anyone else for that matter, have issues with themselves and their own sexuality. 2. He looks like a dude, your kids will only know that somethings up if YOU tell them or you let them watch anything but Nickelodeon and Disney. 3. TURN OFF THE DAMN TV AND SPEND SOME REAL TIME WITH YOUR KIDS AND STFU!

1084 days ago
97.

God    

Pushing the envelope a little too far. All we need now is for Chaz and Chum Lee to get together. Possible dance a Glee Number while pawning their souls?

1084 days ago
98.

Donna    

To ugly for a women and to ugly for a man, but DNA will never change, SICK PERSON

1084 days ago
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nicole    

She looks like a man so unless it's discussed in front of children, how are they gonna know she had a sex change?

1084 days ago
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concerned mom     

Chaz boner is a real **** for starting all this. Chaz has a new nickname "hole" not whole as in complete but hole as in dirty stinky *****. Stop being a chaz hole

1084 days ago
101.

Canadian watcher    

Children won't even know he was a she unless the parents that are also watching make a big deal of it.

1084 days ago
102.

stinky mcgee    

Never watched it before so won'*****ch it now.

1084 days ago
103.

enoughalready    

Ablow's degree clearly came from the bottom of a Cracker Jack box. He probably tells kids holding hands is how babies are made.

Only idiots are making Chaz an issue. Don'*****ch the show if you don't want to see him. We all have to right to be what we want to be, and if you don't like it, move on. People living in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks.

Go Chaz - I hope you do well on DWTS!

1084 days ago
104.

Claus    

Her career is like her penis: non-existent. She is a freak show with severe mental problems.

1084 days ago
105.

Nanny    

It never ceases to amaze me how narrowminded and uninformed the American public is. These people feel this from a very young age, they are not crazy. It's amazing how people will drink and drug and be violent in front of their own kids but let someone who they don't understand come into view, and wow, they are all freaked out...I am just a regular person, but I feel for transgender people, just like I feel for gay/lesbian people, people of color and other nationalities, the disabled, the economically challenged, etc.....

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