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CBS Radio 610 just fired blogger Anna-Megan Raley for saying that NBA cheerleader Kelsey Williams is “too chunky.” Specifically, she said that:

The Rockets looked terrible in Game 1, but some say they weren’t the only bad-looking people on the court.

We’re not trying to be ugly. We are just discussing what men like in women, specifically NBA cheerleaders.

This pretty blonde has been criticized by some folks in OKC for having “pudginess” around her waistline. But if she’s comfortable wearing that tiny outfit and dancing for NBA fans, then good for her.

Ugh. You were being ugly, lady. You were definitely doing that.

She also included a poll at the end of her post (which has been taken down, but which you can still find on google cache) asking readers to vote on whether:

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.

This is absurd. It is absurd to have a poll like that.

First of all, Kelsey Williams is spectacularly beautiful. She looks as though she is toned within about an inch of her life. This is her official Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader photo:

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The woman has a six pack. That probably goes along with her being a cheerleader – a field in which your figure is expected to be pretty well maintained. But this is not a situation where “I was being truthful!” would be a great defense. Even if Kelsey Williams did not look incredibly physically fit – and she does – there’s just no need to try to make women feel insecure about their bodies when they’re in a field where their bodies are already being critiqued. It’s not edgy or interesting, it just sucks. Sitting around talking about how other women are too fat sucks. And it really needs to be something that people are trained to stop doing.

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