(CBS) Cher has taken to Twitter to defend son Chaz Bono's decision to join the cast of "Dancing with the Stars."
"Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs & Message boards about being on DWTS!This is Still America right ? It took guts 2 do it," she wrote on Wednesday.
The singer also reminded her followers, "Mothers don't stop Getting angry with stupid bigots who [expletive] with their children!"
"Bet VAST MAJORITY of People will LOVE CHAZ on DWTS ! & it's took [expletive] Guts 2! Chaz isn't exactly the "Gotta Dance Gotta Dance"kinda Guy," she added.
Bono wrote back: "Thanks for all your support mom. The haters are just motivating me to work harder and stay on DWTS as long as I possibly can."
The 13th season of "Dancing with the Stars" premieres on Sept. 19.