Thursday, October 21, 2010

Eleven Year Old Cheerleader Kicked Off Team for Refusing to "Shake Her Booty"

From Fox News:

An 11-year-old Nebraska girl has been kicked off her cheerleading squad after complaining to her coach that she didn't want to "shake her booty," the girl's mother told

Sabrina Frampton said her daughter, Fayleen, was told last week that she was no longer part of a junior cheerleading squad in Ashland, Neb., after objecting to one of the Blue Jays' 40-plus cheers.

"She had mentioned to the coach earlier in the year that she didn't like it," Sabrina Frampton said. "She felt it didn't have anything to do with the team as far as offense and defense goes. Being the older girl on the squad this year, she felt a little more uncomfortable shaking her booty than the other girls."

Frampton said her daughter's fourth year on the team of girls -- ages 5 to 12 -- was cut unnecessarily short due to her concerns about one of the cheers that included the phrase: "Jump, shake your booty, jump, jump, shake your booty."

Frampton continued, "When she spoke up, the coach said that was not her decision to make."

The volunteer coach, Toni Harris, later told the girl on Oct. 11 that she was no longer welcome on the team for its remaining two games, Frampton said.

"I was infuriated at how she disrespected Fayleen and sent my daughter home in tears," she said. "That didn't sit well with me as a parent."

Aside from having to console a dejected daughter, Frampton said she's now out a "couple hundred dollars," the cost of multiple team uniforms.

"It gets kind of pricey, even at this age group," she said.

Harris, who could not be reached for comment, told the cheer is a crowd-pleaser and that she had never received any prior complaints."

Okay, so the minute she gets a complaint, from a member of the team no less, she just rejects it? Yes, I suppose most people nowadays think it's just adorable to see their first grader shake it like a Polaroid picture. *Rollseyes*


Don said...

I saw this link on your timelines last night and retweeted. I could not believe that, first, a group of elementary kids performed cheers that spoke of shaking their booty.

Secondly, when the child refused out of "good sense", she was punished by being kicked off the team.

Excuse me? Lol.


Alisha De Freitas said...

Yes, I saw the retweet. Thanks. Unfortunately, they're doing that all over the country... oversexualizing little girls in the name of cheerleading and dance that is. You can go on YouTube- on second thought, don't- and find hundreds of videos of girls of all colors dropping it like it's hot. Some as young as 3. #shame

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