Yesterday, the new cast of Dancing with the Stars was announced. NANCY GRACE! Hahaha. Good cast. You know what they used to call Nancy Grace in college don’t you? Old Silver Feet. Another cast member of the new season is going to be Chaz Bono, the post-op transgendered man formerly known as Chastity Bono, son of Sonny and Cher. Naturally, this has made some stupid asshole upset for no good reason. From Mediaite:
The hoards of angry and offended commenters swarming ABC’s announcement page voiced concern that “this will not be a family show any longer,” “anyone that obese and physically grotesque is no picnic to watch trying to dance,” and “I just don’t want that lifestyle choice continually flaunted in the media.” While many more commenters took up Bono’s defense, plenty claimed they would be abstaining from this cycle of competition.
Actually, that second disgusting comment about Chaz being obese and physically grotesque is a much more compelling argument than anything to do with his gender reassignment. I mean, God forbid Dancing with the Stars be about something other than the BEAUTY and GRACE of the HUMAN BODY IN MOTION. (?!?!?!) Nonsense. As is almost always the case with these things, I have no idea what kind of Mythical Transgender Agenda these goblins think is going to be promoted. Like, what? “It’s OK to live your life in any way that you find emotionally fulfilling because we only have so much time on this Earth and if you’re lucky you might get to humiliate yourself on national television in a reality competition show steeped in schadenfreude that pretends it has some kind of higher, gentler moral ideal but it doesn’t”? That Mythical Transgender Agenda? CURSES! It’s going to be crazy how many children decide they want to get an expensive and invasive surgical gender-reassignment procedure so that they, too, can get hateful and offensive comments from absolute strangers based on fear and ignorance. Who WOULDN’T want to make their lives more painful and difficult? It’s just one of the best lifestyle choices around. Such a fun choice.
Oh how I hate these bigots!