Cheerleaders Behaving Badly
Racy photos of the Arizona State University Cheerleading Squad, posted on TheDirty.com blog, have resulted in the squad being disbanded. The photographs show 6 of the 16 member squad posing in panties and bras and were taken two years ago at a “cheer party”.
TheDirty.com received an email from Lisa Love, the Vice President of University Athletics, who is quoted as saying the school “decided due to recent events of inappropriate behavior by the Cheer Squad, they [ASU] decided to cut the cheer program completely.” There is some speculation that this email may be fake and that the photos did not result in the school ending the program.
One of the cheerleaders, Briana Barcelo, told Fox Phoenix that the photos played no role in ending the program, as the school had been planning on altering it for sometime. “It’s just good timing on their part I guess,” Barcelo said of the photos surfacing at the same time the school decided to cut the squad.
It appears that the school is not eliminating cheering altogether; they are just eliminating the sexy cheerleaders. Instead they’ll have a “spirit squad” that will be less about stunts, tumbling and hot girls and more about school spirit, support and cheering. This is sad. Like most guys, I lenjoy the cheerleading part.
The photos and ensuing controversy are similar to the situation Miley Cyrus found herself in last week. In both instances the photos were pretty tame, the only difference being that the cheerleaders weren’t minors and unlike Miley, they got the boot.