Chaz Bono Doing The Cha Cha on Dancing With The Stars
Transgender contestants are the latest craze on reality TV shows this year. On The X Factor we had Paige Phoenix a female to male transgender who I thought should have been in Natalie’s top three ahead of either Andrew Wishart and Mitchell.
However Andrew does sing in tune no small feat on this show.
Anyhow Chaz Bono, otherwise known as Cher’s son, is on Dancing With The Stars. He is also a female to male transgender who is partnered with one of my reality TV favourites from the US version of So You Think You Can Dance Lacey Schwimmer.
Apparently Chaz has been getting some hate because he is transgender, however hopefully that will all settle down once they see he can razzle out a decent cha cha. See it in the clip above.
Thankfully none of that bollocks went on with Paige to my knowledge.
One of the great things about reality TV is that it does showcase diversity. Ok I am sure the producers love the publicity these contestants generate, but it shows people who may have had poor attitudes towards transgenders that they are just like anyone else in the community.
Don’t forget reality TV particularly through has been at the forefront of putting gay and lesbians, and people from different ethnic backgrounds on our screens. The local dramas are slowly catching up.
A transgender on Neighbours in the next five years? Well you just never know.