Credit: Bello/Fame Pictures Photo: Chaz Bono at the DWTS Dinner in L.A. on August 29, 2011

Don’t mess with Cher’s baby!

The Dancing With the Stars fanbase is all stirred up over ABC’s choice to cast Chaz Bono. While some fans feel that Chaz was an inappropriate choice (for either being too overweight, not famous enough or for being openly transgender), other viewers are upset that people are unfairly railing against the unique star. One person who doesn’t care for the backlash? Superstar songbird/actress/activist Cher, who heated up Twitter on Wednesday night after she read anti-transgender comments about her son.

“Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs and Message boards about being on DWTS,” Cher tweeted. “This is Still America right? I support him no matter what he chooses to do! God! Will there always be haters! It took COURAGE to do DWTS ! T[hank] G[od] Chaz has an Unlimited supply.”

Cher went on to encourage her legion of fans to flood DWTS message boards and blog comments with support for her offpsring. Knowing the power of Cher, her tweets will probably result in a lot of pro-Chaz support!

With all of this controversy, we're sure many people will tune into the premiere of Season 13 on Monday, September 19 to see Chaz's perfomance. Maybe the critics will be silenced if Chaz shows off that he inherited his mother's dancing skills?

Source: Twitter