Chaz Bono had a good  six week run on DWTS, but this week he was eliminated, prompting a strong response from the activist in the confessional booth:

If you’re an overweight woman in this competition, losing weight, they love you. If you’re an overweight guy trying to do this competition, getting in shape, they penalize you for it, call you a penguin. Bruno [expletive] makes comments about me being cute and cuddly and an Ewok,with the Princess Leia…like I’m some fat troll dancing with this beautiful woman every week and I’m sick of it.

I came on this show because I wanted to show America a different kind of man, and I know that if there was somebody like me on TV when I was growing up, my whole life would’ve been different and so I dedicate everything I did to all the people out there like me and especially the kids and teens who are struggling. You can have a wonderful great life and be successful and happy.

Chaz did say however:

You know, I took so much away from this. This was an amazing journey that really pushed me and showed me that I could do so much more than I ever thought I could.

Chaz you are awesome. Keep dancing, keep being who you are!


Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.

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