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Cheerleaders Make Surprise Appearance On Porn Site

A local high school's cheerleading squad have been getting some unwanted attention - from porn sites. Todays Washington Post (registration required) highlights

The photos were supposed to stay just between friends.

There was the one of the girls in their Thomas S. Wootton High School varsity cheerleading uniforms during practice. There was a shot of the whole squad. And then there were the pictures of some of the girls pretending to kiss and striking provocative poses -- and that's what got them into trouble.

Parents and students at the Rockville high school were horrified when the dozen or so photos popped up on a pornographic Web site in November, endangering the squad's chances of participating in an annual competition and raising questions about privacy and propriety.

Several of the cheerleaders had been taking photos of the squad along with personal pictures throughout the school year and posting them on the online photo-sharing site Webshots.com, parents and school officials said. The pictures were intended for their friends and other girls on the squad but were publicly accessible, along with more than 134 million others posted by the site's users.

At least two of the Webshots albums are still up (here and here). They're hardly racy, but if you hunt around you can find a couple of pictures that match the description in the article.


Comments (10)

Eh, big whoop. The Mercer I... (Below threshold)

Eh, big whoop. The Mercer Island High School Water Polo team publishes a beefcake calendar of its members every year to raise money for team activities.

Granted, none of them are pretending to kiss. That, apparently, costs extra.

So, what's the lesson here? We can admit that high school boys are sexy, but high school girls are supposed to be de-sexualized? In that case, let's do away with cheerleading outfits and drape them in burkas.

Slow news day, eh? I would ... (Below threshold)
Mousefinger:

Slow news day, eh? I would have thought there's be a couple rants about U.S. wraps up search for banned weapons in Iraq. Hmmm...I might be at the wrong blog.

*Looks at watch*

Timing must be off...

What? You don't have your o... (Below threshold)

What? You don't have your own blog to post what you want?

Of course he doesn't -- tha... (Below threshold)

Of course he doesn't -- that would require he go to some actual effort.

Let's talk about how Repugs... (Below threshold)
mikem:

Let's talk about how Repugs are trying to disenfranchise the dead vote in Washington.

and just why do these idiot... (Below threshold)
shark:

and just why do these idiots post pics on a PUBLIC website>>>?

cuz they are teenagers and ... (Below threshold)

cuz they are teenagers and being idiots are what they do best.

Trust me. I know.

OMG. That's my school.... (Below threshold)

OMG. That's my school.

The pictures r not bad... a... (Below threshold)
Caitlin:

The pictures r not bad... all therse stories make the incidents way worse then they actually were... i was one of the cheerleaders invovled.

i was one of the cheerle... (Below threshold)
Rachel:

i was one of the cheerleaders involved and the pictures are not bad . people decided to make this much worse so all of you people who are just listening to rumors and trying to be apart of this . stay out of it.




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