Chaz Bono  Lacey Schwimmer Jimmy Kimmel Live dancing with stars

It seems Chaz Bono's "cute little penguin" routine failed to impress fans this week!

After earning the lowest score -- 19 out of 30 -- for his tango to "Phantom of the Opera", Bono and partner Lacey Schwimmer were sent home tonight.

Bono told reporters after his elimination:

    “I got to dig deeper into myself probably more than I ever have and overcome a lot of fear, pain, anxiety and stress. It’s made me a better person.”

The transgender activist also confessed he had joined DWTS “to show America a different kind of man". He added, “If there was somebody like me on TV when I was growing up, my whole life would have been different.”

Supportive mamma Cher Tweeted after the results were announced: “I Have Got 2Hold my TEMPER ! MY Tears R OK ! Congratulations Chaz I’m SO PROUD OF U ! This was YOUR Quest…& u Followed your Star.”

Are you sad to see Chaz go?