When are people going to realize that when you post photos on your Facebook or MySpace page that they’re then viewable by anyone who wants to look at them? I mean, think about it - how many times in this new era of blogs have we seen somebody get in trouble for something they posted on the internet? The latest “victim” is Caitlin Davis, a cheerleader for the New England Patriots.
Caitlin and a friend of hers did what a lot of college aged kids do when somebody passes out from drinking. They took a couple of Sharpies and started drawing penises all over their friend’s face, and just for good measure, they threw a swastika or two on him as well. Of course, no shaming is worth anything without pictures, so Caitlin took some and posted them on her Facebook page. The photos then surfaced over on DEADSPIN this last Monday, and guess what? Apparently the Patriots weren’t big fans because Caitlin is now a former Patriots cheerleader.
From the BOSTON HERALD:
An 18-year-old New England Patriots cheerleader was booted off the squad yesterday after pictures from Facebook surfaced that showed the Sharpie-packing pompom queen posing over a passed-out pal who has naughty words, pictures - and two swastikas - scrawled all over his face, arms and back.
Caitlin Davis and an unidentified pal appear to be writing on the unconscious prank victim and the words “penis,” ‘I’m a Jew’ and a pair of swastikas are clearly visible on his face, neck, arms and torso.
“She is no longer with the squad,” Pats spokesman Stacey James told us yesterday.
You see, Bob and Myra Kraft — the Patriots owners — are part of the Anti-Defamation League and it seems they don’t take too kindly to the swastika. Had Caitlin just stuck to drawing penises going into her friend’s mouth, she’d probably still have a job because Bill Belichick does the same thing to guys who fall asleep in the film room.
This really is a tragedy for young Ms. Davis, because not only did she join the team to help out in the community, but it was also a great way to get knocked up by Tom Brady. Now she won’t be able to do either. Of course, she still has a chance to sleep with Belichick and when she does he’ll videotape the entire thing, and one day Eric Mangini will get his hands on the tape and post it on the internet. Belichick will then lose his job as well, and the two of them will get married.
It’s the circle of life.