Packers cheerleader responds to Facebook post by Chicago Bears Fans

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by Chris Patterson

MILWAUKEE -- Green Bay Packers cheerleader Kaitlyn Collins fires back via YouTube to a picture of her posted on the Chicago Bears Fans Facebook page captioned "Like if You Agree The Packers Have The Worst Cheerleaders In The NFL!" The post got more than 3,400 likes and 1,400 comments most of which are talking about the cheerleader's looks.

In her YouTube video, Collins identifies this incident as bullying and cites a few comments from the post. She did recognize a few Bears fans offering her support, and calling out the Chicago Bears Fan Facebook page for posting the picture.

The Green Bay Packers released a statement in response to the photo and comments on Facebook:

“The Green Bay Packers enjoy the support provided by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and St. Norbert College cheerleaders on gamedays at Lambeau Field. As an organization, we find the online commentary extremely offensive.

“We support Ms. Collins and her very classy response to the situation and encourage Packers fans and others to support her as well.”

****The Chicago Bears Fan Facebook page isn't the official Chicago Bears Facebook page****

UPDATE: The post by the Chicago Bears Fan Facebook page has been removed. Here's what they said:

"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."

Chicago Bears organization also weighed in with their own statement supporting Collins:

“We are aware of recent posts on an unofficial Bears fan facebook page.  We have no affiliation with the page or the people who set it up.  We are communicating with facebook regarding the nature of some posts on the site, but given we do not control it, we do not have the ability to remove them.  That said, we do not support any posts that degrade or attack another person.  We stand beside the many Bears fans who have come to the defense of Ms. Collins.  We believe showing passion for your team is about building people up, not tearing them down.  We will continue to lead by example through our interaction on social media through our official outlets and hope our fans follow.  A great example of the leadership we reference can be seen in Ms. Collins video response.  She displays grace, courage and strength in an adverse situation.  We commend her and are proud to have her as a Bears fan for a day.  We certainly are a fan of hers.”

 

View her full response video here:

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