Too chunky to cheer? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Kelsey Williams a cheerleader for the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder was criticized for her weight by CBS Houston blogger Claire Crawford last week (4/24). The Daily Mail reports that Crawford asked readers if Williams was "too chunky" to cheer. "[Williams] has been criticized by some folks in [Oklahoma] for having 'pudginess' around her waistline," she allegedly wrote. "Is this chick 'too chunky' to be a cheerleader?"
"But if she's comfortable wearing that tiny outfit and dancing for NBA fans, then good for her," Crawford said. "Besides . . . not every man likes women to be toothpick skinny. I'd say most men prefer a little extra meat on her bones."
Commenters quickly criticized the blogger's post, calling it "offensive" and "disgusting." Many also argued that the image used in the story was simply an unflattering photo. The initial story was quickly removed from CBS Houston's website, but a cached version is still online.
Thank goodness Williams is trying to stay positive, which has got to be tough. She wrote on her Twitter , "'To be womanly always, discouraged never.'" She then added, "We wouldn't know what blessings were if we didn't go through trials. Thank you to EVERYONE for the compassion and love today. I'm in awe."
I'm in awe that a blogger, a female blogger at that, could criticize this beautiful woman and call her chunky. Women need to have eachother's backs, we need to support eachother. Disgusting Claire, really disgusting.
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