Unless you’ve been living under a particularly large and heavy rock lately, you’ve likely heard that Chaz Bono has been added to the cast of Dancing with the Stars season 13.  In addition, you’ve also likely heard that the more conservative cultural elements of the population are bristling over the fact that a transgender person—Chaz—is being featured on the show.  The strife has led to several celebrity’s jumping to Chaz’s defense, including, most recently, his mother, singer/ actress Cher.

When not busy starring in cinematic holocausts like Burlesque, and when not altering the very bone structure of her face with incantations and magics from all the dark arts afforded to her by being 741 years of age, Cher took time out from Auto-Tuning horrible pop songs to admirably defend her son (via People Magazine):

“Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs & Message boards about being on DWTS! This is Still America right? It took guts 2 do it… I support him no matter what he chooses 2do! God! will there always be haters! It took COURAGE 2 do dwts! TG Chaz has an Unlimited supply.”

It’s nice to see a celebrity such as Cher take what may be an unpopular stance in some circles and defend her child, even if it means losing out on some fans.  Now, if only she can have that same kind of bravery when it comes to her career, and courageously withhold any more albums or films from us, that would be aces.  Please, Cher, the culture just can’t take any more Burlesques.  Please.

What do you think of Cher’s comments?