Cher defends son Chaz Bono on Twitter

Cher and Chaz Bono pose as the singer-actress is immortalized with hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Nov. 18, 2010, in Hollywood, Calif.
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(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.

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"I support him no matter what he chooses 2do!," the 65-year-old singer continued. "God! will there always be haters! It took COURAGE 2 do dwts...Chaz has an Unlimited supply."

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.

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