This Illinois High School Cheer Team Yearbook Headline is Appalling
How was this allowed to be printed?
People make mistakes, yes, but usually there are other people around to help you correct your mistakes before they go public. Especially in a situation like this.
An Illinois High School made what we all hope was a huge mistake on their cheerleading yearbook page, using the headline, 'No One Ugly Allowed.'
That yearbook was then published and distributed, to teenagers and their families from Oswego High School.
The bulk of the article isn't much better, the story goes on to discuss wearing matching lipstick and sunglasses and how wearing them brings the team confidence.
And you can see the subtitle about their hair.
When reading it, I felt like I was reading a story from The Onion, or from a teen movie from the 1990s, I could not believe this was published in a yearbook that is bound to have adults helping out in some capacity.
I worked on my high school yearbook for four years, and while I can't say everything I did was mistake free, I can say that a headline like that wouldn't have made the final product.
Even if the person who wrote it initially wasn't meaning any harm, the draft of this sections would have been looked at by multiple other people and should have been changed before the book was printed and distributed.
The only good thing about the photo of this yearbook page is that every comment I've seen on Facebook since it has been shared is on the same, 'side,' that this should not have been printed anywhere, let alone a high school yearbook.