ABC’s Dealing with Backlash over Chaz Bono’s DWS Appearance
ABC’s message boards are getting flooded with negative comments over Chaz Bono’s selection for the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars, even though the season doesn’t air until September 19. Chaz just cannot catch a break here.
ABC has received more than 1,000 negative comments, and has even been accused of “pushing a homosexual agenda.” Because ABC has always been such a gay network, right?
This show has completely lost a viewer(s). I am DISGUSTED that you would have Chaz Bono on there. He/she can live however he/she would like to live, but do we need to flaunt it for ratings? Really? I hope your ratings sink as low as you have sunk in having Chaz on there.
Having someone on the show who happens to be transgender is “DISGUSTING?” Being open to any sort of contestant, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, is “sinking low?” By the way, it’s “he.”
It really upsets me that people still think this way. If there’s a homosexual agenda, as complaints claim, certainly there have been a ton of gay, lesbian or transgender contestants on the show, right?
“We don’t have an agenda of any sorts,” producer Conrad Green said. “I think of the 120 celebrities we’ve put on the show, we’ve had, I think now, three transgender or gay contestants. If that’s a homosexual agenda, we’re not doing very well at it.”
Oh. Further, the producers say all they want to do is reflect the diversity that’s found in the entertainment industry.
“What we try to do is reflect a broad range of the entertainment world in the casting of the show, and we’re always trying to find new things that people haven’t seen, new types of stories and that’s what we’ve been doing this season.”
So what would happen if we flooded ABC’s message boards with posts accusing them of a heterosexual agenda? Oh wait, we’d probably be overreacting and making a big deal out of nothing, right? See what I did there?
How do you guys feel about Chaz getting all this hate?
(via Wisconsin Gazette)