Dancing With the Stars Decision Brings Out the Homophobes
Let me start this with a simple caveat to the reader.
I give two farts in a wind tunnel about "Dancing with the Stars." To me, shows like this are part of the inexorable decline of our civilization. The fact that people pay so much attention to such drek when there are so many other matters much more worthy of their attention... it's part of the problem we have as a "society of the stupid."
Now, perhaps, despite itself, DWTS is performing a societal service by pointing out to the rest of us just how morally bankrupt and without soul we have become as a nation.
The show is under fire for inviting Chaz Bono to be one of its celebrity dancers this season. Chaz Bono used to be Chastity Bono, the daughter of Sonny and Cher. Chastity went under the knife and took hormones to become Chaz Bono some years ago.
For one thing, ABC knew what it was doing by selecting Chaz. It was the same reason they chose Tom DeLay, Bristol Palin and other characters of ill-repute in past seasons. The same reason they've chosen Nancy Grace this year. They know Tom DeLay and Bristol Palin are both despised by different sectors of their demographic. They know Nancy Grace is seen by many as the TV journalistic equivalent of Torquemada. People will watch to see her fall on her ass. So, someone in the programming department decided, "Let's rile up the homophobes by asking Chaz Bono to be a contestant." And riled up they are.
Let's look at some of the choice selections from the DWTS message board on ABC's website.
salleeann42 is disgusted by the choice!
I will not be watching Dancing with the stars anymore. It was one of my very favorite show, but you are becoming like R rated programs by having Charity Bono on your program. She is a girl no matter what she has cut off or changed. It is disgusting.
GAFolk wonders what all the fuss is about.
Worst cast I have ever heard of. I just can not believe this show is so highly publicized, I wouldnt watch it for anything.