CBS Blogger Calls OKC Cheerleader "Too Chunky," Kelsey Williams Reacts on Twitter

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Claire Crawford has apparently become the second person from Houston to receive death threats for their actions against OKC, after Patrick Beverley.

The CBS Houston sports blogger is under fire for questioning whether Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader Kelsey Williams "too chunky" for the role.

Kelsey Williams Photo

Crawford went after Williams last week, writing; "The Rockets looked terrible in Game 1, but some say they weren't the only bad-looking people on the court."

While she conceded Williams was a "pretty blonde," she wrote that Oklahoma City fans criticized her for "having 'pudginess' around her waistline."

Crawford then seemed to defend Williams, however, writing:

"But if she's comfortable wearing that tiny outfit and dancing for NBA fans, then good for her. Besides ... not every man likes women to be toothpick skinny."

"I'd say most men prefer a little extra meat on her bones."

That's nice, right? Well, it didn't end there.

The controversy arose due to a poll asked attached to the column asking readers' opinions on Kelsey Williams as an Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader.

Voters could choose from three options. Either they thought Williams:

  1. Had the perfect look to be an NBA cheerleader.
  2. Could use some tightening up in her midsection.
  3. Has no business wearing that outfit in front of people.

Williams politely fired back at the post on Twitter afterward.

"To be womanly always, discouraged never," she wrote.

"We wouldn't know what blessings were if we didn't go through trials. Thank you to EVERYONE for the compassion and love today. I'm in awe."

CBS Houston has since removed the post from its website.

The Houston Chronicle says Crawford was a pseudonym for Anna-Megan Raley, whose Twitter accounts, under her name and her alias, have also been deleted.

FWIW, the Thunder are up 3-0 in the series.


CHUNKY LIKE SALSA......CALIENTE!!!!!! seriously tho she's inspiring to those of us who will never be a size zero no matter how hard we work =D

Kelsey's first game back today after being attacked by reporter


Hey how did this name n email get on my internet not


Wmn to wmn she's fine. Anorexia is not IN


she is what women should look like she is the moust amazing looking women in the world. and for those who think she is chunky u.uyour crazy that is atrue women with eyes the light up a room and smille the shine like the sun. and a body the god took his time puting toghather


She is GORGEOUS!!! Perfect to be a cheer leader !! Looks great!


I think she is beautiful! U go girl!


I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers!!! She looks great to me!!


I think she fine, a man likes meat not bones. If anything she's PHAT (Pretty Hot And Tempting. Now run and tell that Ms. news reporter.


I think see looks perfectly fine if she is anything she PHAT (Pretty Hot And Tempting). Now run and tell that.

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