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.

(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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