Cher, Chaz Dance the Daytime Circuit, Blast Bruno

Cher and Chaz (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Cher and Chaz (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

DWTS” judge Bruno Tonioli’s comments that compared the eliminated Chaz Bono to a “fluffy penguin” this week quickly became the leading topic round the daytime dial.

The one and only Cher was quick to share her opinion on the matter, not only on Twitter but on the talk show circuit as well. She called in to Anderson Cooper ‘s syndicated talk show, which was featuring Bono as a guest, and voiced her strong displeasure with the comments, stating “I just thought they were rude and it was gratuitous rudeness.”

In spite of the insult, Chaz told the ladies of ‘The View’ that the show had, in fact, changed his life, noting that while negativity was just a “teeny little part of” the show, and that the comments were “really miniscule in everything I’ve gained.” He also said that the series had brought him closer to his mother.

He told “The View” that his father Sonny, would have been extremely proud of him. “If my dad was still alive, he’d go on with ‘Dancing With the Stars!’”

Check out Chaz getting ready backstage before dancing for “The View.”

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