SEATTLE (WPVI) --The University of Washington posted an infographic with advice for any woman interested in trying out for their cheerleading squad. However instead of listing skills, it gave prospective cheerleaders requirements for their appearance.
The graphic advised women to wear "girl about town" lipstick along with "false eyelashes" and "flattering eye shadow." It discouraged women from wearing "tops or bottoms that cover the midriff" or "hair slick-backed or in a ponytail."
After an outcry from students on campus, they deleted it.
- Be physically fit, with an athletic physique
Wear a solid black sports bra and a pair of mid-rise black shorts
Sport a bronzed, beachy glow
Make sure your hair is voluminous and only partially hides your face
And some of the Dont's:
- Have visible tattoos
Wear makeup that involves nude lips, smoky eyes, or "harsh lines,"
Wear a pair of high-waisted shorts or a shirt that covers your midriff
Wear distracting fingernail polish
The school has responded to the outcry. In a statement, Husky athletics officials said they created the graphic "in response to a high volume of student questions about cheer and dance team tryouts."
They explained they removed it due to, "some of the details and descriptions provided were inconsistent with the values of the UW spirit program and department of athletics."