“Tossed” from the Cheer Leading Squad

When you think of a little girl, say around ages 6-9, what’s the first thing that pops to mind in relation to every day activities? I’d have to go with playing in the playground, watching cartoons, taking part on the cheer leading squad, playing with barbies/dolls, etc. I’m not a female, so I really don’t know to the fullest extent. I don’t see any reason why girls should be worrying about boys, dancing in provocative ways, or cheering things like “Our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shake our booties from left to right.” That just asks for the attention of pedophiles.

Keep kids away from guys like this...

Yesterday, Good Morning America covered a story about a 6-year-old who was kicked off the cheer leading squad because her mother complained about the inappropriate cheer mentioned above. She went to the coaches of the team and then the media and complained that no 6-year-old should be cheering things like this. Her daughter was consequentially kicked off the team. Back in May, there was another incident of parents complaining about cheers when an 8-year-old dance team competing for the World of Dance, performed a risqué routine to the music of Beyoncé’s “All the Single Ladies”. You can check out the video for that here.

Do you want your kids doing stuff like this???

So I ask you this: Would you have complained to the coaches and/or media? Do you think it is right for kids to dress scantily, or gyrate their bodies in such ways that might attract the wrong attention?

2 Responses to ““Tossed” from the Cheer Leading Squad”
  1. mairzeebp says:

    So, I just watched that video. As much as I support people having the freedom to express themselves, it seems a bit risque for girls that young. At that age, how can they really have any idea what it is they are dancing to? I love Single Ladies and have shaken my thing a time or two to it but come on, an eight year old. It feels creepy to me. And the cheer for a six year old…ridiculous. Maybe I was in a hurry to grow up…wanting to wear lipstick in grade school and stay out later than I should but it feels like the line is getting pushed further and further. I say let kids be kids and enjoy themselves. There is plenty of time for the other stuff when they grow up.

  2. Scary van pic!

    I’m with Mairzee. I think the girls are a little too young for revealing clothing and provocative dancing.

    If they wanted to use “Single Ladies,” couldn’t they have made up another dance?

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