Tremper High School, part of the Kenosha Unified School District, has been holding an annual award ceremony for cheerleaders for at least five years. And in prior years, the coaches, at least some of whom are female, made comments about the girls' vaginas during the ceremony, which is held for between and people, including family and friends of the cheerleaders and Kenosha Unified School District staff, the ACLU said. During the awards, a parent told the ACLU that "coaches 'laughed hysterically' when handing the big boobie award to its recipient and made comments on the microphone about 'what a feat' it was that this student could maneuver through cheer routines with her 'enormous boobs,'" the letter said. Everybody loves her butt. We're demanding Tremper High School stop distributing objectifying awards, including awards for the "Biggest Booty," or "Biggest Boobies.
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The awards were given out at a banquet attended by more than people, including parents at the school, according to the New York Times. Although the students who won prizes did not complain about the awards, which were given out in March , other students at the ceremony said they were unhappy. Some parents at the banquet also expressed their displeasure to the Times.
By Joshua Rhett Miller. A high school in Wisconsin will no longer give out awards to cheerleaders based on physical attributes, including recognition for having the largest backside and biggest breasts, district officials said. ACLU officials said they obtained emails sent by Tremper Principal Steve Knecht to cheer coaches that indicated at least four complaints were received in April regarding the awards. Tanya Ruder, chief communications officer for the school district, confirmed to the Journal Times that body-shaming awards will no longer be given out to the female athletes. Read Next. Eugenie Bouchard gets mid-match proposal, and rival wasn't
AP - A Wisconsin high school is ending cheerleading awards given annually to girls with the largest breasts or buttocks after district officials received repeated complaints from parents and a former coach. Coaches at Tremper High School in the Kenosha Unified School District give out awards each year recognizing the most improved or hardest working cheerleaders, but they have also given gag awards, called "Big Booty," ''Big Boobie," and "String Bean. The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin said emails and other documents it obtained during a yearlong investigation showed the awards were handed out for at least five years at a banquet attended by about people, including coaches, family members and friends of students. Hupp emailed Tremper principal Steve Knecht last year to express her concerns after a parent notified her of the awards. Knecht told cheerleading coaches in an April 28 email that he would launch an investigation into the awards after receiving complaints from four different people. He later told a parent who followed up that he had found no evidence of wrongdoing. When the parent asked for justification, he wrote in a letter that the awards "were meant to be funny" and the coaches were "just joking around. The ACLU notified the school district of its investigation and concerns from parents in a letter Tuesday. District spokeswoman Tanya Ruder said "a clear expectation has been set that awards of this nature are not acceptable and are not to be given at Tremper cheerleading banquets going forward.