I was shocked by the angry readers I encountered after posting my previous article here at Joe for America. It seems there is some sort of deep-seated hatred of cheerleaders that I was unaware of.
After the Miley Cyrus (not a cheerleader) twerking incident, we used the above picture a couple times… with no backlash.
Then just last week we had an article up about teachers being required to wear undergarments starting in 2014 in Arkansas and we used this picture.
As I was writing this, BLAM! Guess what pops up on the TV? This Sandals commercial on Fox. Since there is no organized boycott of FNC, I have to assume none of them were cheerleaders.
I am going to try to break this down in an attempt to figure out what all the outrage is about?
First, I want to get all the facts out on the table. I like women, I am married to one and have been for just over 22 years now. I also probably need to let you know that for some odd reason, I find myself attracted to… I know this is going to be hard for some of you to believe… attractive women. While I understand that may not be the “norm,” it is who I am, and I hope that you can accept me, even with my flaws.
I asked my wife about this whole cheerleader issue, and she said, “Teenage girls have been wearing ‘cute’ uniforms since the beginning of cheer leading. The haters outrage just goes back to being crabby about being fat or ugly which is often their own fault for being too lazy to care about what they look like.” For the record, my wife is awesome!
The main objection it seems was by a Facebook friend [sic]“why must evey point need to be made using pics half naked women.” Being a healthy male, my answer would be, “cuz public nudity is against the law?” I’m kidding for God’s sake! Is it safe to come out from behind my laptop yet?
But in all seriousness, I have to ask, “what is half naked?” Is there such a thing? As I type this, I am sitting here in a pair of camp shorts and no shirt (sorry for the visual to those who know me) and the married mom living next door is out in the front yard in a bikini. She is playing with her 2 year old who has obviously already been ruined by her bad parenting. I can tell because the poor little thing doesn’t even have a top on! I’d post a pic, but I don’t know if she’s a cheerleader and I surely don’t want to make anyone mad.
If this backlash is about “half naked” people, then I really have to ask if all these individuals are offended seeing gymnastics, Olympic swimming (men or women), wrestling, women’s volleyball, the Miss America Pageant, or God forbid, saw a Sandals, or for that matter, just about ANY other commercial…
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