Transgender activist Chaz Bono, formerly known as Chastity Bono, left the competition on a sour note, but with a standing ovation from the crowd and the judges during the Dancing With The Stars live results show on Tuesday (October 25)- watch video below.
Of course Chaz is very proud of what he has achieved so far. And even through the judgesâ€™ comments (*cough* Bruno Tonioli *cough*) were sometimes too harsh and rude, Chaz was not ready to hang his ballroom shoes and leave this competition.
â€œThis was an amazing journey â€¦ ,â€ Bono said, standing next to his partner, Lacey Schwimmer. â€œI came on this show because I wanted to show America a different kind of man. If there was somebody like me on TV when I was growing up, my whole life would have been different.â€
On Monday (October 24), judge Bruno compared Chaz to a â€œcute little penguin trying to be a big, menacing bird of preyâ€, saying the tango needed more aggression and technique (see video HERE). That comment infuriated Chaz, who finally had enough of the judgesâ€™ double standards when it comes to overweight women versus overweight men in the competition.
Chaz said he was tired of being treated â€œlike Iâ€™m some fat troll dancing with this beautiful woman every week, and Iâ€™m sick of it.â€ Cherâ€™s son had the right to be absolutely angry after hearing some harsh comments from the judges. Bruno basically bullied Chaz on national television and thatâ€™s not right.
Pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy also had enough of judgesâ€™ inconsistency and basically blasted them, calling DWTS his show. Maks apologized, claiming he was misinterpreted, but will not apologize for having an opinion. And Iâ€™d just like to point out you donâ€™t have to be arrogant and rude to express your opinion.
Chaz Bono Leaves Dancing With The Stars Video