Chaz Bono leaves Dancing with the Stars slinging barbs
After he was shown complaining that the judges treated him like a troll, celebrity offspring Chaz Bono was ejected from ABC's Dancing with the Stars Tuesday, following weeks of low scores.
Once the ejection was done, Bono's mom Cher took to Twitter, snarling that she was ready to "cut a bitch" and she might teach judge Bruno Tonioli's "arm-waving ass some manners."
But her son had consistently scored at the bottom of the show's leaderboard for a while. In the end, viewer support for Bono's story -- overcoming feelings of placed gender to eventually undergo a sex change and find happiness -- wasn't enough to overcome his lack of dancing skill.
No doubt, the jibes from judges about resembling a penguin had to hurt (and how can they pretend surprise when hard working contestants get upset by such dismissive cracks?). But on a show filled with hardbodied professional dancers, models and actors, Bono's size was always the unspoken issue.
In the end, Bono did break ground as the show's first transgender contestant, surviving longer than even he expected.