UPDATE: UWGB Cheerleader Stands up to Cyber Bully

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: 2/8

Kaitlyn Collins - the former UWGB cheerleader - shares her story of being bullied on the internet. She says she had no intention to have her story go viral, she just wanted to let people know it's not ok to post mean or cruel things on the internet. She encourages anyone who feels like they are being bullied to stand up for themselves. She doesn't advocate violence, instead she encourages victims to treat their bullies they way they would want them to treat them - with kindness. To hear Kaitlyn's story, click on the video above.

UPDATE: 2/7 at 3:31 pm

In response to thousands of comments surrounding a photo of a Green Bay Packers cheerleader attached to a comment declaring the troupe as "the worst in the NFL!", an unnamed administrator of the Chicago Bears Facebook fan page has removed the photo.

Shortly after 3 pm, this message appeared on the page:


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 Chicago Bears organization is not affiliated with the Facebook page.
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ORIGINAL STORY: 2/7 at 11:49 a.m.

A photo of a Green Bay Packers cheerleader posted to a Chicago Bears Facebook fan page is drawing criticism from not only Packer fans, but Bears fans too.

The photo had the caption "Like if You Agree The Packers Have The Worst Cheerleaders In The NFL!"

As of Thursday morning the photo, which was posted Feb. 4, had nearly 2,000 comments. The majority of which call for the photo to be removed.

A video posted to YouTube by the cheerleader, Kaitlyn Collins, addressing the issue, shows her holding a sign that says Facebook is aware of the photo, but won't take it down as it doesn't qualify as bullying under their standards.

According to WTMJ Donald Driver and T.J. Lang have tweeted their support.

Click here to find the fan page on Facebook.


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