A CBS Houston blogger was fired just days after being criticized for calling NBA cheerleader Kelsey Williams “too chunky.”
The blogger, Anna-Megan Raley, who used the pen name Claire Crawford, questioned the cheerleader’s weight as the Oklahoma City Thunder team played against the Houston rockets in the NBA playoffs on April 22.
“The Rockets looked terrible in Game 1, but some say they weren’t the only bad-looking people on the court,” Crawford said.
She went on to ask to readers to vote on whether Williams was not skinny enough to don the cheerleaders uniform, after stating that she had “pudginess around her waistline” though she is a “pretty blonde.”
A spokesperson confirmed to the Daily News that the blogger who wrote the post has been fired, though they would not confirm if it was Crawford.
The post has since been deleted, but, according to ABC News, Crawford also wrote: “But if she's comfortable wearing that tiny outfit and dancing for NBA fans, then good for her. Besides ... not every man likes women to be toothpick skinny. I'd say most men prefer a little extra meat on her bones.”
After Crawford’s remarks, Williams took to Twitter April 24 and wrote, "'To be womanly always, discouraged never.
"We wouldn't know what blessings were if we didn't go through trials. Thank you to everyone for the compassion and love today. I'm in awe. ... I find it incredible that so many people have gone out of their way to lift me up this past week. God really is so good. Thanks again!"
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...