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.


Shes a Marilyn. Game over.


A woman with this body type tends to turn me on the most than the atypical hollywood-esque, bodies. There's something about that tight yet curved belly... :P This is the sexiest bodytype for me

Stacy elizabeth milaschewski

She's beautiful, keep cheering !!! :)


She's more beautiful than the majority of women in Hollywood. Her body is perfect the way it is, nothing less attractive than bones sticking and pointing out!


i think she is fine just the way she looks. thats why our girls this days are starving and taking drugs and killing themselves because people tell them just because they are not a size 0 they are fat. im a chunky women myself and i say to that cheerleader we need more of you around be proud of who you are. you are setting a good example for young girls. dont let immature people run you down.


You're telling me that there was nothing going on in the game that could have been reported? If she can do the moves and fit in the outfit, who cares? She looks great and confident and hope this reporter's remarks don't make her doubt herself.


So, how does this announcer speak for everyone's taste in women? I think she's pretty hot.

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