People Tore Apart This College Cheer Team's 'How To Look' Guidelines
Some have argued the guidelines sexualized women, and others say they implied minorities were less desired.By Ryan Biek | April 28, 2016
After significant backlash, the University of Washington pulled an infographic advising women on how to look and dress for cheer and dance team tryouts.
On Monday, the cheerleading squad posted a picture to its Facebook page of a thin, blonde, Caucasian woman posing in a sports bra and spandex shorts. There were guidelines for makeup, hair, body type and attire.
Of course, the social media backlash immediately followed, and the post was removed the next morning. Some argued the guidelines implied minorities were less desired. Others claimed the graphic sexualized women too much.