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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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Stephanie    

I wouldn't let my kids watch DWTS stars with or without Chaz Bono cause it's a stupid show. There are too many stupid reality shows out there cause apparently no one has fresh ideas for shows or when they do they last a few episodes and then are cancelled in favor of all the junk reality shows

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Strange World    

Fortunately my children are grown so I don't have to be concerned about it. But for those kids that will be watching, atleast it looks like a man.

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Gata    

I won't be watching this cycle of DWTS, not because of Chaz, but because there is not one celebrity that I want to spend 3 hours of my life viewing.

As for if I had small children would I let them watch...If they were up and we were watching the same TV, I wouldn't make them leave the room, nor would I change the channel. I don't know if I would let on that Chaz used to be Chastity, but I am not in this situation, so my thoughts are moot.

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Strange World    

It's really a shame nonsense trash like this even makes the news. Some people are just so messed up they can hardly function.. Sad

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Pompano Ann    

It's a different world now; kids will be in school with other kids who are being brought up by same sex parents; a lot of programing and re-runs on TV with many alternative life styles. This should not be a big deal; address it head on with your children and move on.

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fioo hoos    

She is still a woman,,, a very butch woman.Kids of STARS that don`t get to be stars themselfs will do anything for a bit of that lime light,but at what cost?.she always liked females and still does but that and face hair and being over weight still does`nt make her a man.She just one more transgender person still not a star and I hope after the lime light everything goes good but that weight should be lost and whoevers sleeping with who is no ones biz as long as thier adults

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MaryAnn    

Could someone please answer this question for me...
Chaz is calling himself a "man", but he/she still has a V-ja ja and can get pregnant... So wouldn't that still make him a women?? Now a days can you call yourself a man just by having your boobs removed???

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Debbie    

the only way a child will know about the sex change is if the parents tell that child..and really..who cares???

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Carrie Anne    

Why would that make kids want a sex change? How can these kids even know he use to be a woman, unless their parents tell them. Chaz doesn't look like a he/she he looks like a man. Ppl need to get their heads out of their as@ and be real!

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Jan    

I wish Chaz could just dance and the transgender issue be ignored. The media is going overboard about his transgender. Kids accept PEOPLE attempting to dance on DWTS as PEOPLE. Unless the transgender is brought up, they will not ask. I hope the other stars on this season's DWTS gets some attention soon.

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moxie    

What a riot! How'd they get her to dance, by offering her a cheeseburger on the end of a stick?

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ANGIE    

I CANNOT BELIEVE SOME PEOPLE. EVERYONE IS FULL OF OPINIONS AS IF THEY DON'T HAVE SKELETONS IN THEIR CLOSET. EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST 1 THING IN THEIR LIFE THAT THEY HAVE DONE THAT PEOPLE WOULD NOT APPROVE OF... LEAVE CHAZ BONO ALONE. CHAZ HAS EVERY RIGHT TO LIVE LIFE IN ANY WAY. CHAZ.. PUT YOUR HEAD UP AND DO YOUR THING. AND CHAZ.. WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT YOU "IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS" KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOING... IT JUST COMES TO SHOW HOW MANY IDIOTS THERE ARE OUT THERE THAT ARE HATERS.. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.. IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT.. THEN DON'*****CH.. THEN DON'T ABOUT IT... LOOK THE OTHER WAY AND KEEP YOUR NEGATIVE OPINIONS TO YOURSELF. CHER YOUR A GREAT MOM... YOU DID RIGHT IN EVERY ONE... RIGHT ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ANGIE    

I CANNOT BELIEVE SOME PEOPLE. EVERYONE IS FULL OF OPINIONS AS IF THEY DON'T HAVE SKELETONS IN THEIR CLOSET. EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST 1 THING IN THEIR LIFE THAT THEY HAVE DONE THAT PEOPLE WOULD APPROVE OF... LEAVE CHAZ BONO ALONE. CHAZ HAS EVERY RIGHT TO LIVE LIFE IN ANY WAY. CHAZ.. PUT YOUR HEAD UP AND DO YOUR THING. AND CHAZ.. WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT YOU "IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS" KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOING... IT JUST COMES TO SHOW HOW MANY IDIOTS THERE ARE OUT THERE THAT ARE HATERS.. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.. IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT.. THEN DON'*****CH.. THEN DON'T ABOUT IT... LOOK THE OTHER WAY AND KEEP YOUR NEGATIVE OPINIONS TO YOURSELF. CHER YOUR A GREAT MOM... YOU DID RIGHT IN EVERY ONE... RIGHT ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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moe l.    

What happens if it's wanker falls off in the middle of a tango??? Tell me that! What happens then??? Tango on???

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ANGIE    

I CANNOT BELIEVE SOME PEOPLE. EVERYONE IS FULL OF OPINIONS AS IF THEY DON'T HAVE SKELETONS IN THEIR CLOSET. EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST 1 THING IN THEIR LIFE THAT THEY HAVE DONE THAT PEOPLE WOULD NOT APPROVE OF... LEAVE CHAZ BONO ALONE. CHAZ HAS EVERY RIGHT TO LIVE LIFE IN ANY WAY. CHAZ.. PUT YOUR HEAD UP AND DO YOUR THING. AND CHAZ.. WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT YOU "IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS" KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOING... IT JUST COMES TO SHOW HOW MANY IDIOTS THERE ARE OUT THERE THAT ARE HATERS.. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.. IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT.. THEN DON'*****CH.. THEN DON'T READ ABOUT IT... LOOK THE OTHER WAY AND KEEP YOUR NEGATIVE OPINIONS TO YOURSELF. CHER YOUR A GREAT MOM... YOU DID RIGHT IN EVERY ONE... RIGHT ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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