SEATTLE, Wash. – The University of Washington is facing some backlash for an infographic it posted on Tuesday giving advice for those interested in their cheerleader tryouts.
In a story first reported by The Seattle Times, UW posted an infographic explaining what to do and what not to do when attempting to try out for their cheerleading team.
The graphic, which was pulled shortly after posting, faced immediate backlash from Facebook commenters, with some questioning the exclusionary vibe the graphic presented.
University officials released a statement to the paper saying they removed the image after the department “determined that some of the details and descriptions provided were inconsistent with the values of the UW spirit program and department of athletics.”
Some of the things mentioned on the graphic are noted below.
Bronze, beachy glow
Girl about town lipstick
Flattering eye shadow
Physically fit, athletic physique
Nude or no fingernail polish
Natural tan/Spray tan
Dark, smokey eyes
Too much makeup
Jewelry of any kind