Chaz Bono's upcoming dancing performance on Dancing with the Stars could confuse kids, Fox News' Keith Ablow asserts.

Dr. Ablow, a psychiatrist and contributor to the conservative outlet, warns parents not to let their impressionable children watch the upcoming season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, because the reality series will include Bono, the child of gay icon Cher and the late entertainer-politician Sonny Bono. Bono is a transgender man.

In an op-ed published Friday titled Don't Let Your Kids Watch Chaz Bono On 'Dancing With The Stars,' Ablow says Bono should be treated with dignity and his contributions should be applauded.

He then adds: “Chaz Bono should not be applauded for asserting she is a man (and goes about trying to look like one) any more than a woman who believes she will be happier without arms, has them removed and then continues to assert that she was right all along – her self-concept was that of a double amputee. Now, all is well.”

“Chaz Bono should not be applauded any more than someone who, tragically, believes that his species, rather than gender, is what is amiss and asks a plastic surgeon to build him a tail of flesh harvested from his abdomen. If only a plastic surgeon would acquiesce, all would be well.”

Earlier in the week, the 42-year-old author-activist refused to back out of the dancing contest amid calls for a boycott of the show over its casting. (Conservatives were also fuming at the inclusion of openly gay fashion expert Carson Kressley.)

Ablow insisted children watching the show could be harmed: “So, here it is. One psychiatrist's prescription, sure to cost me a lot of hate mail, but reward me with the certainty that I am stating what I believe to be true and that I am doing my job: If you care about our kids, don't let them watch Dancing with the Stars starring Chaz Bono.”

(Related: Cher defends Chaz Bono from offended Dancing with the Stars viewers.)