Chaz Bono appeared on Good Morning America Tuesday to defend himself against backlash he's seen since his stint on Dancing With The Stars was announced.

He said:

    "I'm just a regular guy. All these ideas that children can't watch me, that I'm going to be confusing, it's just crazy, and for all the kids and teens out there with gender dysphoria, I think it's going to have a really positive impact. When I was growing up, if I had seen somebody like me on a show like this, it would have made all the difference in the world."

When asked if he would used the show to promote transgender awareness, Bono seemed a bit offended, saying, "It's a dancing show ... on this show, I'm just going to be dancing."