Cher Defends Transgendered Son From 'Stupid Bigots'

Singer furious about response to her son being cast on 'Dancing With the Stars'

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Cher and Chaz Bono.
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On Twitter, Cher has slammed the "stupid bigots" who have criticized the casting of her transgender son, Chaz Bono, on Dancing with the Stars. "lovelies! Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs & Message boards about being on DWTS! This is Still America right ? It took guts 2 do it," the singer wrote yesterday, rallying support for her son. "I support him no matter what he chooses 2do!"

Bono, 42, underwent a female-to-male sex change last year. He has become the target of mean-spirited jokes and outright hate messages on Twitter, blogs and message boards since ABC announced the lineup of stars taking part in the show this fall.

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Cher has written several tweets on the topic over the past two days, all of which have been typed out in the singer's distinctive headache-inducing shorthand. "Mothers don't stop Getting angry with stupid bigots who fk with their children !," she wrote in a text from last night.