TULSA - A headline reading "Is This Girl 'Too Chunky' To Be An OKC Thunder Cheerleader?" has Thunder fans around the country up in arms.
It appears on the CBS Houston website under the byline of "Claire Crawford, Just Dare Claire."
The story includes a poll with three responses:
- She has the perfect look to be an NBA cheerleader
- She could use some tightening up in her midsection
- She has no business wearing that outfit in front of people
More than 82% of respondents have indicated she's got the perfect look for an NBA cheerleader.
Not many people are cheering about the decision to post the story in the first place.
A writer for the sportscasting blog site "Awful Announcing" blasted CBS Houston.
"What in the superficial nonsense hell was CBS Houston thinking when they allowed this anonymous craptastic mess to be published? The Houston Rockets are playing the Oklahoma City Thunder in the playoffs right now and the local affiliate in Houston took it upon themselves to single out an OKC cheerleader by asking if she was 'too chunky' in a poorly written, humiliating embarrassment to civilized society," wrote Reva Freidel.