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gblowfish 02-09-2013 05:17 PM

Bears Fans Bag On Packer Cheerleader
 
This kind of reminds me of the old CP proverb: "Don't bitch about neg rep...unless you want more neg rep." Bears fans hate Packer fans. I say, "what did she expect?"

Story:

A former NFL cheerleader is firing back at cyber bullies after a rival football team's fans called her "ugly" and "an eyesore" on Facebook.

Kaitlyn Collins of Eagle River, Wis., who used to be a Green Bay Packers cheerleader, posted a YouTube video answering people who posted cruel remarks about her appearance on an unofficial Chicago Bears Fan page. A photo of Collins in her Packers cheerleading uniform surfaced on the page on Monday, with the caption "Like If You Agree The Packers Have The Worst Cheerleaders In The NFL!"

Collins, who did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment, does not say a word during the video. Instead she holds up handwritten sheets of paper to the camera.

"Most comments on the photo were too horrible to repeat, but had the same theme…UGLY," she writes. "This is bullying in its newest form - cyber bullying."

"Thankfully," she goes on, "I have an amazing support system full of wonderful friends and family telling me that I AM BEAUTIFUL. What about the people who don't have that at home? What will happen when something like this happens to them?"

Collins' video has been watched nearly 200,000 times since it was posted online Wednesday.

But the photo of Collins and the hurtful comments were not removed from the Chicago Bears Fan page until Thursday. By that time, it had been "liked" over 3,000 times and there were hundreds of negative comments.

In her video, Collins wrote that she asked Facebook to take the hateful post down, but the site "found it does not qualify as bullying under their standards."

"We're concerned about any abusive behavior, and have made efforts to promote an environment where everyone on Facebook can connect and share comfortably," said a Facebook spokesperson in a prepared statement.

"We maintain a robust reporting infrastructure that leverages over a billion people who use our site to keep an eye out for offensive or potentially dangerous content. This reporting infrastructure includes report links on pages across the Facebook site, systems to prioritize the most serious reports, and a trained team of reviewers who respond to reports and escalate them to law enforcement as needed. This team treats reports of harassing and bullying content as a priority."

There has since been an outpouring of support for Collins. Facebook users took to the fan page to criticize both the social networking site and the page's administrators for not taking the insults down more quickly.

"We did not see all the posts to take down the Cheerleader pic until today," the Chicago Bears Fan page administrators posted on Thursday. "We get hundreds of messages per day and are not always on here. The issue has been resolved. Please respect one another and do not bully on this page."

Collins thanked those who stood up for her, even if they didn't root for the same team.

"So, to all the Bear's Fans [sic] that defended me…I gladly (for one night only! Still a Packer chick!) wear blue and orange!" she wrote. "Thank you! From the bottom of my green and gold heart!"

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teedubya 02-09-2013 05:20 PM

Damn. That bitch is ugly!


too soon?

pr_capone 02-09-2013 05:23 PM

What is it with this new fad of holding up sheets of paper on a video bitching about some sort of perceived injustice?

/she is definitely not ugly
//KC has the ugliest cheerleaders in the NFL
///I'm convinced that 4 of them were men at some point in their lives

Rain Man 02-09-2013 05:23 PM

I'm going to make one of these about you people who keep teasing me about the B-17 simulations.

pr_capone 02-09-2013 05:24 PM

oh... and

////if you are a grown ass adult I don't want to hear you complaining about cyber bullying. kids don't understand how to handle that situation but you are a ****ing adult.

hometeam 02-09-2013 05:25 PM

Ok, first, it's the internet, don't be a pussy.

Second, I could only take about 1 minute of this sign holding, halting, reading thing that was going on. If you are gonna beg for sympathy like that, I do not care.

warpaint* 02-09-2013 05:26 PM

Of course they are acting like juveniles but it's a rivalry. It comes w/ the territory. Perhaps she's too thin skinned to hold a high profile job like that.

Radar Chief 02-09-2013 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pr_capone (Post 9390271)
What is it with this new fad of holding up sheets of paper on a video bitching about some sort of perceived injustice?

/she is definitely not ugly
//KC has the ugliest cheerleaders in the NFL
///I'm convinced that 4 of them were men at some point in their lives

I know. If you've got something to say kill the cheesy music, put down the gawdamn cue cards and ****ing say it.

Inmem58 02-09-2013 05:29 PM

You all would have different responses if you knew this person from a personal stand point.

notorious 02-09-2013 05:30 PM

Tits or GTFO

Aries Walker 02-09-2013 05:34 PM

Using the term 'bullying' to describe a bunch of Internet strangers calling someone ugly, belittles the people who are suffering from actual bullying. Presumably, none of these people knew her personally; presumably there were no threats of death or bodily harm; it probably would have been summarily forgotten if she hadn't made a big deal out of it. An NFL cheerleader should be confident enough in her looks to be able to brush off a bunch of Internet dickwads who root for the other team calling her ugly.

If someone mobilized a posse every time a famous face was called beastly, they'd have thrown me in some sort of dungeon long ago based simply on the amount of times I've called Sarah Jessica Parker a horse-face alone.

warpaint* 02-09-2013 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aries Walker (Post 9390299)
Using the term 'bullying' to describe a bunch of Internet strangers calling someone ugly, belittles the people who are suffering from actual bullying. Presumably, none of these people knew her personally; presumably there were no threats of death or bodily harm; it probably would have been summarily forgotten if she hadn't made a big deal out of it. An NFL cheerleader should be confident enough in her looks to be able to brush off a bunch of Internet dickwads who root for the other team calling her ugly.

If someone mobilized a posse every time a famous face was called beastly, they'd have thrown me in some sort of dungeon long ago based simply on the amount of times I've called Sarah Jessica Parker a horse-face alone.

Ding ding ding!

Al Bundy 02-09-2013 05:45 PM

Who cares what Bears fans say? They are awful.

UL Washington 02-09-2013 05:52 PM

The video is over 4 minuts of holding up signs to emo music? I stopped it at 10 seconds, what an attention whore.

Tombstone RJ 02-09-2013 05:56 PM

lol, really? This is bullying? This woman joined a very public activity (a cheerleader for an NFL team) and put herself out on display for all the world to see. Some rival fans act like rival fans from a hated rival team and now all of a sudden she's a victom? She kind of put herself on display right? She's got to know she's exposing herself to scrutiny.


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