Today’s Moron: Caitlin Davis, Racist BarbieNovember 5, 2008
Today’s Moron is a pretty blonde teenager who happens to be a professional NFL cheerleader and also a stupid racist.
Caitlin Davis was fired from her job on the high-kick line of the New England Patriots yesterday after photos of her showed up on Facebook. And what photos they are! Like 98 percent of the photographs on Facebook, these are shots of young people drunk at a party, this time at a Boston College dorm. One unfortunate guy is passed out on a couch. The photos show Caitlin writing racist, derogatory slurs on his bare skin with a marker. She drew on swastikas, dicks, the words “I’m a Jew,” etc.
This is clearly not the image the Patriots want to project. After all, team owners Bob and Myra Kraft are huge supporters of Jewish causes and are quite vocal in their dislike for anti-semitism.
Poor Caitlin seems to have misjudged things. For one, she didn’t realize that being a Patriots cheerleader qualifies her as a celebrity of sorts. And the Internet can spread a scandalous celebrity photo faster than an itch in a locker room. Once the photos made the rounds, Caitlin was told to turn in her pom-poms.
She’s fallen far from just a few months ago, when she told reporters she was happy to have been chosen to cheer because it meant she’d be able to take part in the Patriots’ community service program. “In addition to spreading a good image for the Patriots, you do some good things for others,” she said. Apparently, this means drawing penises on their faces in purple marker.
Later, she emailed gossip blog TMZ to say she’d been misjudged, that she posed for the photo without realizing what was written on the kid’s skin … never mind that she’s holding the marker. Oh, she also claimed the writing was the guy’s Halloween costume. He came as “a guy who got written on.” Based on the photos, Caitlin was in costume as herself. She’s probably going around now saying “OMG, I’m like SO totally not an anti-semenite!!!!”
Whether she is or isn’t, she sure was stupid that night.
I feel bad for the Patriots, though. It’s going to be tough to find a replacement for her. Let’s see, what are the qualifications? Young, blonde, stupid, able to shout things, dance a bit and also hold her liquor, as well as a Sharpie. Hey, maybe this doorknob behind her can take over.