This week’s IEC is dedicated to the now-defunct Arizona State University cheerleading squad, a group who was removed from the school because of some “racy” photos that showed up here. A little bit of an overreaction, no? I understand the concept of decency but I also understand the concept of having a good time and having a little fun with a sexual side of flavor added.
Apparently, the ASU athletic director doesn’t share the same outlook as I do. It’s funny, the above picture is one of the only risqué ones of the bunch. Others were like this:
Which reminds us of the “White Chicks and Gang Signs” video. Not only did the ladies in the leaked pictures get removed from the ASU cheer squad, the AD kicked the entire team out, including those NOT in the pictures.
I suppose that means Lauren Thompson was a victim of the purging as well (unless she already graduated), which is so sad, it’s criminal.
If you go to the ASU Spirit Squad page, instead of pictures of the lovely Lauren and the rest of the Sun Devils cheerleaders, you are greeted with this ominous message:
Thank you for your interest in the ASU Cheer and Mascot programs. Arizona State University Athletics and the Arizona State University Marching Band are working together to unite our spirit squads.
The combining of both our spirit squads into one group is intended to create synergy between our organizations that will assist in creating a home field advantage focused environment at Sun Devil Athletic events. The uniting of our squads will increase communication between those groups thereby creating a unified production at Sun Devil Athletic events. This will help enhance the experience for our fans and help further our commitment to promote a fun, family friendly environment at our events.
All because some of the team decided they’d get all sexified and take some pictures of themselves.
What. A. Crime.
However, the lesson being sent to the ASU cheerleaders and Matt Leinarts of the world is getting really, really clear — DON’T TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR SHENANIGANS. If you are going to have a sexy party, make DAMN SURE the participants keep those camera phones and such away from the fun.
As far away as possible.