Sunday, November 18, 2007

Cheerleaders Suspended For Risque (?) Performance

I've watched the (very poor quality) video and, while the routine isn't what I'd consider classy or even good, I can't see that it merits being removed from the field. Since we only have the students' story, I can't tell if the 2-day suspension for defiance is warranted or not. Decide for yourself.

6 comments:

Carson said...

Wow, that was gross. We played them Freshman year. The only reason I remember is it was a long bus ride and we ran the score for the first time.

Ellen K said...

It was tasteless. And it played into the whole stereotype of parents who dote on their kids' every move no matter how inane or inappropriate. I don't think it was risque-just disrespectful. And when you listen to the video story told by the cheerleaders themselves, they were told to get the dance approved by the sponsors, which they didn't do in totality. They also ignored three requests to leave the field which is defiant. While the initial dance was in poor taste, the continued failure to follow requests by sponsors and administrators to leave the field was defiant. I am to the point with cheerleaders that just about any time I hear a story I roll my eyes because although I hate to stereotype kids, it just seems like so many cheerleaders and their parents like to think they are above the rules. Whether it is performance or grades or in class behavior, I have far more issues with cheerleaders than any other segment of the school population.

Anonymous said...

As far as the performance being risque . . . it is quite tame compared to how the cheer team "dances" at my school. The performances have gotten more tame; at one point I stopped attending rallies because it was so bad.

Eric W. said...

That was Then, This Is Now. School 1967 vs. 2007:

http://dmiessler.com/blogarchive/that-was-then-this-is-now

Thought you would appreciate that.

Darren said...

That was moderately entertaining :-)

I'll bet cheerleaders "danced" a bit differently in 1967, too....

Eric W. said...

Also, since I know how much you love troofers:

http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=911_morons