Thursday, February 7, 2013

Be the change you want to see in the world...

We're a Chicago Bears Family (half Colts actually!) and we always sport our gear no matter where we live. In fact my vehicle currently has a Bears trailer hitch!

The Green Bay Packers do not have professional cheerleaders. Instead, cheerleaders of local schools rotate home games to cheer for the Pack voluntarily.

This cheerleader was cyber-bullied on a Bears site ("Chicago Bears Fans on FB). It's absolutely horrible and I hope you take a minute to watch her video and spread the word...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqMvxCKxZb4

Sportsmanship to extend to its fans. Kindess should be extended to everyone.

We've got to stop this senseless hurtful that people are doing to each other. Can you help?

EDITED TO ADD:

While Facebook repeatedly said:

"Thank you for your report. We carefully reviewed the photo you reported, but found it doesn't violate our community standard on hate speech so we didn't remove it."

The actual Chicago Bears Fan page did take down the picture a moment ago and post this response:

"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."

So while it never should of happened, at least they took care of it themselves even though Facebook would of let them keep it up. Shame on you Facebook!!
 

1 comment:

Jeri Slater said...

What a great way to respond to the bully and bring awareness to the increasing cyper-bullying that is taking place out there.