ABC News – It was like March Madness — but with what school officials say was a cruel and personal twist toward cyberbullying. Authorities were investigating a Twitter account that created a competition for the best looking girls at Shaker High in Albany, N.Y. The anonymous account holders of @SHSBracketology selected four students from each grade and called for classmates to rank them by their looks. “May the best girl win,” the account wrote. The idea quickly received backlash from former and current students. Shortly after it surfaced, the school’s principal, Richard Murphy, reached out to the Colonie Police Department to help deal with the situation. Within 24 hours, the account had been deactivated, but not before upsetting those featured on the bracket challenge. “It didn’t make me feel good. I would be walking down the halls and there were these groups of guys clapping at me,” said student Kara Crodelle. “I thought they were better than this. I was embarrassed.” High school officials have likened the account to a form of cyberbullying, but said police won’t be considering criminal charges. The parents of the students involved were also contacted. Psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig told “Good Morning America” that the effects of these types of challenges can be extremely damaging to the self-worth and confidence of young girls. “When girls are in high school, they judge themselves by their peers,” Ludwig said. “They want to be considered beautiful. They want to be considered attractive. And if they’re not, it can influence their self-esteem and self-concept.” “From the guys’ point of view, they thought it was funny, but they don’t understand how it makes us feel,” Crodelle said.
Theres a few things you can count on ever year. A few traditions you can rely on like clockwork. Jets fans booing on Draft Night. Chicks going bananas for Hocus Pocus every Halloween. Japanese Zoo employees doing emergency drills.
And high school boys making March Madness brackets with all the chicks in school. Every year getting in trouble for ranking the top 64 chicks in school and pitting them against each other, tournament style. Every year the feminists and chicks freak out, the boys end up getting suspended, and every year it continues to happen. Because thats who we are, what we like, and what we do. Like I’m pretty sure if I had to tell you my favorite 2 things in this world, it would be Brackets and Smokes. So every year, come March, guys are gonna combine those two things. Barstool U will run Smokeshow Madness and a bunch of Stoolies in training will get booted out of school for a week because they picked the 4 fattest chicks in school and gave them 16 seeds.
Speaking of, wheres the cutoff for chicks where they’d still feel good about their seeding? 3 seed? 4 seed? I think if you get a 3 seed you’re happy. 4 seed is where it gets a little dicey. Depends on who you are. Like if you knew you were 3 seed material junior year but senior year you put on 5 pounds and now you’re a 4, you’re probably pretty upset. If the situation is reversed though and you thought you were getting a 5 seed, most likely to be upset but some slutty freshman 12 seed, you’re probably thrilled to be a 4. And obviously it goes without saying that if you’re in the teens your life is automatically ruined. I’d rather be some disgusting fat chick in the NIT than get slapped in the face with a 15 seed in high school.