Posted on Thu Oct 27, 2011 04:25 PM PDT
Chaz Bono was spotted leaving Anderson Cooper's NYC studio today, and we already have a sneak peek at the interview, which airs next Tuesday.
The two phoned Chaz's mom Cher, and she shares her thoughts on his elimination from this week's Dancing with the Stars. Judge Bruno Toniolo called Chaz a "fluffy penguin" when judging him on Monday, and Cher sputtered:
- "I just thought they [the judges] were rude and it was gratuitous rudeness. I was just p***ed off. I was really upset. Not that Chaz was voted off but that they were so disrespectful."
Cher also spoke out regarding Chaz's decision to become a transgender.
- "As a mom, you have a child and then all of a sudden, you have a different child, but you have the same child. So it's very hard to kind of twist your mind around to the adjustment. But then when you look at it, and you're around your child, you just think, 'Oh, no difference.' Same child, different wrapping."
Watch the video clip after the jump!
On Monday and Tuesday, Cher took to Twitter to express her anger over the judges' treatment of Chaz. Speaking of Bruno, she called him a "bully" and a "grumpy old man" and said:
- "ITS EASY 4 HIM 2 TAKE CHEAP SHOTS AT CHAZ ! LET HIM COME 2 "MY" STAGE ... I COULD TEACH HIS LITTLE ARM WAVING ASS SOME MANNERS ! Critique CHAZ'S DANCE STYLE, MOVEMENTS ETC,.BUT DON'T MAKE FUN OF MY CHILD ON NAT.TV ... DONT B UNKIND 4 NO REASON"
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