ABC caused a storm of controversy when the network announced its controversial decision to add a transgender male (Chaz Bono) to the cast of "Dancing With The Stars". But now the deluge of emails and phone calls pouring into ABC's offices have turned downright scary, according to an unidentified source.

“Of course, they knew there would be some anti-Bono calls and emails,” said a longtime “DWTS” insider. “But this has been more vicious and in larger volume than was anticipated. … Some of the comments are downright scary,” the source told the Sun Times.

As if it wasn't difficult enough for ABC to navigate the waters of discord and animosity, a psychologist has come forward to urge parents not to allow their kids to watch the show.

Calling Bono's appearance on the show "toxic," Dr. Keith Ablow, a FOX contributing blogger, wrote "I advise parents to not allow their children to watch the episodes in which Chaz appears."

Dr. Ablow, a licensed psychiatrist, compared Bono's gender dysmorphia to that of mentally ill patients who suffer from limb dysmorphic disorder -- the amputation of healthy limbs.

People who suffer from limb dysmorphic disorder believe their lives will improve dramatically if they can only amputate one or more of their hands or limbs. The limb is usually removed at the end of a butcher's knife when the patient can't find a sympathetic doctor to perform the operation.

In Bono's case, she was able to find a sympathetic surgeon to remove her healthy, non-cancerous breasts due to the Supreme court's acceptance of the transgender community argument that she is a woman trapped in a man's body. Bono is legally a man despite the fact that she does not have a penis and her reproductive organs are still intact.

The high court's decision leads to a type of mass psychosis where the public is led to accept this crazy making behavior as somehow normal. This is just plain wrong says Dr. Ablow:

The last thing vulnerable children and adolescents need, as they wrestle with the normal process of establishing their identities, is to watch a captive crowd in a studio audience applaud on cue for someone whose search for an identity culminated with the removal of her breasts, the injection of steroids and, perhaps one day soon, the fashioning of a make-shift phallus to replace her vagina. Source

  • GAGIRL87

    I monitor what my childs watches anyway on t.v. and that includes that nasty azz spongebob :coffee:

  • FeFe

    I tend to agree with the fact that Chaz Bono has an gender confusion thing going on, but this topic is VERY touchy so I'll just... :coffee: <<<<really shots of morphine to take my back pain away...

  • GAGIRL87

    FeFe :waves: I hope you feel better hun...

  • Crickett

    How would the kids know it's a girl? he/she looks like a boy. Chaz knew this would cause problems, he's trying to promote a book and the gay tea party are trying to promote their agenda.

  • Eb

    Do you think Chaz will be the 1st one voted off?

  • FeFe

    :waves: @GAGIRL

  • Just_Kammie

    That kind of professional opinion is a slippery slope. I could have sworn Chastity/Chaz removed her breasts due to believing she is a man in a woman's body, not because it would make her life better and I'm pretty sure she's not doing it for the cued applause either.

  • lovezoe

    I regard Keith Ablow the same way I regard Dr. Drew and Dr. Phil. Do you have a problem with women who have a history of breast cancer in their family removing their breast before any signs of cancer occur. I am :ghost: on this subject.

  • lovezoe

    I think Rob will get cut off first since he doesn't want to practice or anything.

  • Anna

    GAGIRL87 says:

    I monitor what my childs watches anyway on t.v. and that includes that nasty azz spongebob
    I thought it was just me, that show has sexual innuendos.

  • kingstonn

    smh. ppl need to be worrying about their kids watching spongebob, family guy, adventure time & the regular show instead of this. just cause its a cartoon doesnt mean its suitable for all children.

  • Noelle704

    A psychiatrist that is affiliated with Fox News has no credibility to me b/c there will always be a political and social spin to it. ABC knew what it was doing, any controversy will bring rating.

  • lovezoe

    My kids do not watch Spongebob, Fairly Oddparents, and some of those other shows that come on Nick. If it's not on Nick Jr, or Sprout, chances are they shouldn't be watching it. My kids are in the bed when this comes on. Would a male dancer been comfortable dancing with Chaz. ABC canceled Ellen because she came out the closet, they are owned by Disney, of course people gone act the fool.

  • jazzyiest

    What's funny to me is the fact that people even think their kids know who the he!! Chaz Bono is. What's even funnier is the fact that most kids would never even know that Chaz use to be a girl unless they are told. Of course I know she was a woman before but a small child doesn't know shyt about Chaz Bono besides the fact that she looks like a damn man. :rolleyes:

    But you know what? Now they're all going to know and want to watch the show even if they didn't before just because everyone is making such a fuss about it. Sometimes it's better to just shut the fluck up.

    Any kid that saw Chaz would think she's a burly dude and as a parent I'd just leave it at that. Kids don't need to know every da** thing and we the adults are really the ones making them aware that she's transgendered in the first place.

  • ohpretty1

    I applaud parents who turn the television instead of blaming society.

  • Anna

    Eb says:

    Do you think Chaz will be the 1st one voted off?

    I don't think so.

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  • Carrington


    When CHILDREN see this "person" dancing on stage in a suit, with a full beard, all they will see is a bad built MAN dancing (poorly, more than likely) with a woman.

    What's ironic about this backlash is that it's clearly the PEOPLE who don't want this woman/man dancing on this show and they're using children as a way to push their agenda upon silly Americans who are gullible as hell to begin with.

    If they have a problem with this, the intellectual thing to do would be to shut the fukk up about it and children wouldn't have a CLUE who this person is ... and wouldn't care - NOW, they're going to WANT to watch to see what the fuss is all about.

    I'm going to vote for her JUST because I know people won't be.

    This is dumb, that's like saying, "I don't want my kid to read the NY Post because the editor is gay."... how would they KNOW that a story about Barack Obama is written by a gay person unless you tell them? Now, if the story was about Beyonce, that would be different. But still.

  • Starr

    And how do these kids know who Chaz is???? All this does is make me wanna watch the show, and vote. In fact maybe I will. Keep Chaz around.

  • renegadesince1985

    What kid watches dancing with the stars anyway??? :shrugs:

  • chase

    Exactly Renz, mine don't give a hoot about DWTS...

  • http://N/A Focusonme

    i can understand parents trying to protect their children from certain things. However, I see two points here.

    1. NO. the children wont know thats a woman unless thy are told. Additionally, the children that will be watching dancing it the stars are the older more impressionable children, and of those the only ones who will be affected by his gender are those who have confusions about their own. Children who read the internet will know whats going on. small one wont. this is conservative parents trying to force their ideas on others.

    2. Gays live in our society rather they are out of the closet or not. As parents we should teach out children to be kind and respect others rights regardless of their sex. We should learn to live with people and without passing judgement.

    Too all of those super christians who are saying that this is unGodly. Well I say, HE WITH OUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE.. These people are throwing rocks in a class house as if their sins are not as bad as being gay, transgender or what ever. A sin is a sin in God's eys. So, we should all just live together, and worry about your self. If you dont want your kid to watch it turn the television off.

    P.S NO one seems to care about all the "punks"(for lack of a better word no pun intended) on so you think you can dance. 99.3% of those guys are gay.

    Me I dont five a fukk about none of that shnit..

  • MrUnapologetic

    OMG...people worry about the wrong thing. If someone thinks that Chaz Bono is our biggest threat as a society then they are in for a not only rude, but violent awakening. The less evolved people are starting to get on my nerves.

  • supa

    i agree that chaz has psychological issues. no matter what chaz does, she will never be satisfied. she has deep-seeded issues that no one can cure and i think that people are getting confused about the difference between being mean and stating fact. there is nothing mean about saying this woman has mental issues because clearly, she does. a lot of them. she looks like a damn clown and the facial expression she has in all of her pics says it all......she knows what time it is.

  • Daisy

    I LOVE Lacy her body is sick and she can dance her azz off #teamdance :danban: :danban1:

  • Daisy

    I LOVE Lacy her body is sick and she can dance her azz off #teamdance :danban: :danban1:

  • vetta

    She can definitely pass for a man, children wouldn't notice the difference if they watch the show. I wonder does she have a voice like a man or a woman.

  • OHoney