Yesterday, an article was posted to the CBS Houston radio website without a byline. Why would someone pass up the chance for their name to appear in (digital) print? Maybe because this person knows that he/she is a troll and is simply spewing the first dumb thing that popped into his/her head, with little regard for its implications.
I’d rather not even go into the details of this article, for fear that posting the words again will give them power. But I’ll recap: this anonymous person brought up allegations against an OKC cheerleader named Kelsey, which criticized her for “pudginess.” They also put “too chunky” in quotes, as if someone in real life had actually said it, without citing sources. Who said that? Was it someone around the CBS Houston offices? The author’s personal blog? Their mother?
The author continues by stating their own personal preference, including: “I wish she had a little more up on top, if you know what I mean…”
I can say with full confidence that I have no idea what you mean. Bigger boobs? A bigger brain? More hair? Yes — it’s a shame she isn’t smart enough to be, say, an anonymous “reporter” troll. Some of us are born unlucky, I suppose.
This person caps their performance with a disclaimer:
We think she’s beautiful. What do you think?
I see. So you’re not saying she’s ugly, or fat, or not good enough to be a cheerleader. You’re saying somebody else is saying that, and you’re just reporting the facts. Well, thank you for this thorough investigation, anonymous person. We appreciate you bringing this up. Surely, no young women will read these musings and doubt their own self-image. That’s not a problem we have in this day and age.
In closing: If you’re going to say stupid, inflammatory, baseless, degrading and cruel things that have far-reaching consequences, at least put your name on it. That’s what we do.
You can read the whole “article” here, if you’d like. It’s short, mercifully. [UPDATE: That link is dead and now redirects to the homepage. Guess somebody got wise to it. The Lost Ogle has a screenshot of the original, along with the author’s true identity. But do the world a favor and don’t follow her on Twitter — that’s exactly what she wants.]
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