Thursday, February 7, 2013

Former Green Bay Packers cheerleader fights bullying from Bears fans


This photo of Kaitlyn Collins prompted taunts from Chicago Bears fans after it was posted Monday evening on a Bears fan page on Facebook. The photo was taken down Thursday afternoon.

A former Green Bay Packers cheerleader is fighting back after being taunted by a group of Chicago Bears fans on Facebook.

Kaitlyn Collins, who cheered for the Packers in 2009 while attending classes at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, was the subject of cyberbulling when the Bears fan page posted a photo of Collins on Monday with the caption: "Like If You Agree the Packers Have The Worst Cheerleaders In The NFL!"

The caption itself wasn't the worst part, but some of the comments made by users were clearly insensitive.

Once Collins got word of the post, she replied: "Wow. Being bullied via Facebook. I may not look like a super model, but to call me ugly..."

Collins even created a YouTube video in which she asked for support in helping remove the photo from the popular social media site. She also urged viewers to assist in her right against cyberbullying.

On Thursday afternoon, her request was finally granted. The fan page removed the photo with the following note that read: “The picture of the Green Bay Cheerleader has been removed. For everyone on this page. We do not condone or encourage bullying. We would like to ask that you keep it classy. We understand you are hard core fans, but there's no need for bullying. We apologize for any hard feelings and encourage everyone to keep this page as a fun experience.”

The Bears and Packers are known to have one of the most intense rivalries in the NFL, but this incident serves as another example as to how some fans can take their rooting interest a little too far.

Via Green Bay Press Gazette

28 comments:

  1. Green Bay Packers don't have cheerleaders!

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    1. Yes they do, the Green Bay Packers utilize students attending the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay as their cheerleaders!

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    2. im wondering!!! im not sure if ive seen bear cheerleaders either when its 10 degrees outside--of course they do have alot of strip joints in the windy city to help there cause

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  2. Good for her! And shame on anyone and everyone that jumped in on that one! Youre beautiful gal... do your thing!

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  3. Takes a real empty person to do something like that. I don't feel bad for the cheerleader, she seems like a classy girl, but i do feel bad for the people commenting on that page. All the hate in this country and we act surprised when someone goes off all crazy.

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  4. If you can't stand the heat, get off facebook.

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    1. What stupid comment.

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    2. Is your life that shallow that you think that type of behavior is acceptable or even normal in a grown adult? I pity you!

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  5. Bear fans are morons. The Packers do not even have Cheerleaders, they are just college students having fun. Again typical idiot Bear fans, I guess what else do they have to talk about surely not a good football team.

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    1. Right back at you. A lot of Bear fans came to her defense. Your comments obviously fuel the reason we hate each other so much.

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  6. You can really see a person's true colors when they can demean someone over the internet with no sensitivity to that person's feelings...they are BULLIES.

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  7. What a bunch of heartless @$$holes. Did you know the GB Cheerleaders are made up of teachers, and college kids?? They are not posing as models and slutty bimbos walking around in booty shorts with cheeks hanging out! Im sure the other teams in the league have great gals as thier cheerleaders... but to skam people who are doing this for fun... mean! Anyone who would attack someone like this is heartless. That is someones daughter, sister, friend, wife, or even mother. Have some respect. Keep the trash talk to whats going on in the game not the innocent girls cheering the teams on!

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    1. Very accurate analysis. Unfortunately the bullying goes both ways. There are a few G.B fans that do the same. There is no room for it regardless of which team a person may endorse as theirs. People need to get a life, and try to make the world a BETTER place.

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  8. It takes a very small, ignorant person to stoop to this kind of behavior to feel good about him/herself. The saddest & most bewildering aspect of this mindset is that it crosses so many barriers....politics, religion, sports, entertainment, you name it, our values are in the gutter.

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  9. if you ask me she looks fine she looks healthy and like she is having fun at an event what more could you ask for if i was her id consider the source the bad comments were made and ignore them and no she is the better person because you look beautiful you keep it up

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  10. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Ugly seems pretty accurate. If you don't want to be judged, then get off the stage.

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    1. She didn't put herself "on stage", the idiot that posted the photo did, and then a bunch of morons revealed their shallow character by calling her names. Looks like you fall into that later group.

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    2. By putting herself "on stage" meant to go in front of an audience to entertain and be judged. Athletes get judged by how well they play the game, announcers, cheerleaders, etc... You feel the need to judge others by calling them "morons", which is an opinion that you are entitled to. Do you get the point.....?

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    3. Id like to see a photo of the ass that made the comment. I assume you've been on the cover of GQ

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  11. Some day a bunch of ships will reach our west coast and from those ships will come hundreds and thousands of Chinese soldiers to start an invasion. The thing is, they will have no arms (weapons, for you folks in Rio Linda). They will proceed to insult us and call us all kinds of names...maybe a racial slur or two. The invasion will last a day! We'll crumble like flies in a Raid factory.

    It's time to lighten up America!

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    1. You do have a point. Why anyone would take to heart the comments of the nameless faceless masses who post anonymously probably shouldn't go outside...that being said, it's precisely that anonymity that allows people to voice the worst in themselves in an attempt to be funny or shocking...but usually neither. It'd be cool if every internet site posted your real picture and name next to your comments...see how many people would edit themselves better...

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  12. She would look good if she was wearing better colors. Packers have the second ugliest team colors behind the Cleveland Browns.

    Pack that Fudge Packers!

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  13. Well at least the Packers have something to cheer about. Not like the Bears. :)

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    1. At the end of the day Packers fans have to go to their crappy trailers and ugly wives and watch Gay Matthews try and sell shampoo or Aaron Rodgers smear pizza on guys in his basement. Yay Fudge Packers!

      Discount Double Choke in the Playoffs back to back years!

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  14. Bears finished 10-6, same as the eventual S.B. winners. Better than a lot of other teams.

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  15. Da Bears Suck....

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  16. I'm impressed that the bears fans even know how to get on the internet. Hell I'm impressed that they know how to use a computer.

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