The New Brooklyn Nets Cheerleaders Uniforms

There’s a reason why I am putting this article in the “why we can’t have nice things”, section and not “thoughts on…” because in terms of aesthetics, sexism (blatant or otherwise) and try to make it the image of our city. There’s a difference between well-recognized like the Dallas cowboy cheerleaders and this…


And this is just one of many you’ll find in their celebration of the new Barclays center in Brooklyn days ago along with the train station they’re naming it after (formerly Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street). Here’s the thing about cheerleader uniforms in the higher-up field. Most of them often become the identity of the team or the city itself. According to the originating article designer David Dairymple says:

“This isn’t palm trees and sunshine. It’s New York City, and it’s Brooklyn. It’s a different sensibility. We go hard.”

Wow! if that doesn’t make you want to go facepalm, what does. I don’t know the rest of the story behind these… “uniforms”, but that has to be the stupidest explanation for justifying these things. Especially the girl on the second left. That statement alone can only demonstrate to me that he knows little about New York and Brooklyn and more about the flash and glam stereotypes that they’re both are trying get far away from. But I guess, like many other things, when money gets into the equation, anything goes. This is why it’s the why we can’t have nice things section. It’s not we can’t have our new team have cheerleaders have actual representing uniforms but we can’t escape the impression that tourists, natives and cheerleading enthusiasts will look at us and silently laugh or reel in disgust.


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