Chaz Bono appeared on Good Morning America today to confront the criticism against him appearing on Dancing With the Stars as the first transgender contestant. But Chaz says he believes his appearance will have a positive impact on America.
Chaz previously told ABC News that he thinks “America really needs” to see him on Dancing With the Stars.
What is it that they need to see?
“I think that I’m just a regular guy,” Chaz explained on GMA today. “All these ideas that children shouldn’t watch and that I’m going to be confusing is crazy. And for all of the kids and teens out there with gender dysphoria, I think it’s going to have a really positive impact.”
“I know that when I was growing up if I had seen somebody like me on a show like this it would have made all the difference in the world in my life,” he added.
So how does Chaz respond to the campaign by the One Million Moms against him appearing on DWTS?
“I’m going to be dancing,” he argued. “I’m not up on there talking about anything other than dancing. And people that don’t have gender dysphoria aren’t going to catch it by watching me dance on television.”
Watch Chaz’s interview over at ABCNews.com!