Cheerleading is a sport in which performers cheer on sports teams at games or compete in cheerleading competitions. Participants in cheerleading are known as cheerleaders. A popular implement for gaining cheer is the pom-pom.
Examples of indecency in cheerleading
In 2007, varsity cheerleaders at a California high school were suspended from school for lifting their skirts to show "Indians #1" spelled out on their undergarments. Some network administrators have even blocked access to websites related to cheerleading due to concerns of indecency. It is important to note, however, that some cheerleading squads have made good-faith efforts to reduce indecency. Despite these examples, many Christian schools have cheerleading squads. There are many cheerleaders themselves who are Christians.
- Ripon Cheerleaders Suspended For Showing Bloomers. Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc. (2007-11-15). Retrieved on 2009-12-27.