‘Dancing With The Stars’ most controversial contestant, Chaz Bono, is history. The 42-year-old transgendered “man” was booted off the show last night after lasting 6 weeks longer than he/she should have.
Bono did not go quietly. In interviews with reporters last night and this morning, Bono lashed out at judge Bruno Tonioli for referring to Bono as an “Ewok” and a “penguin.”
In an interview with ‘Good Morning America, Bono called Bruno “disrespectful”, saying: “I was called a basketball, a penguin, an Ewok, and I just didn’t appreciate it.”
Unhappy because he/she wasn’t coddled and pampered on the show, Bono said:
“If you’re an overweight woman in this competition, losing weight, they love you. If you’re an overweight guy trying to do this competition, getting in shape, they penalize you for it, call you a penguin.”
And in an interview with “Access Hollywood” Tuesday night, Bono felt “some bias against me.”
“I felt throughout there was some bias against me … I felt like I didn’t fit a physical ideal, and that that I got judged on more than my dancing sometimes.”
But as others have pointed out, Bono signed up for ‘Dancing With The Stars’ knowing full well the show required a certain level of athleticism and stamina.
Bono should have prepared for the role by losing weight instead of pigging out on tacos and other fatty foods in full view of the paparazzi. Even a 10 pound weight loss might have made a difference.
Or maybe if Bono had danced more gracefully — like a woman — instead of trying to imitate an awkward man, the judges would have been a little more sympathetic.
I wish I could say good riddance to this attention whore but we have not seen the last of Chaz Bono.