Speaking of cheerleb IG’s, I’m just going to be frank: those accounts run by moms who clearly want their 12 y/o preteens to hurry up and become legal already so they can be bankable sex symbols creep me the hell out. It actually really, really bothers me. These moms who want their preteens to be sexy twenty-somethings are really sketchy. They buy their kids hair extensions (which only serve to make them look older). They take b/w sexyface beach pics of their tweens like they’re in a Chris Isaac video. They post bikini pic sponcon where their daughters are pulling scorpions for some reason. You can sell swimwear without a scorpion. So what’s the point? The people who mostly see those pics — the fans — already know they can pull scorpions. So who are those pics for? The pervs? Because I guarantee that’s who’s looking at them. Often the daughters’ pics are all over those soft core “cheer” websites where they post little kid cheerleader/dancer/swimsuit pics next to chat bot ads. They’re tagged and everything, so the moms know that the pervs know where to find their daughters, and they don’t seem to mind. It makes my skin crawl. I’m not some hyper-conservative pearl-clutcher who thinks girls shouldn’t be allowed to wear tank tops in public or whatever. I was a cheerleader/dancer in CA my whole life growing up; everything I wore was short/tight/sleeveless/a bikini. I’m not exactly a prude when it comes to clothes. So if I feel something is inappropriate, it usually is.