I like this thread. I opened days ago, clicked 'play' on the youtube viewer, rolled my eyes when I saw the poster board, and then closed it immediately. But I shouldn't have.
First off, good for her for standing up to the sophomoric responses to her pic. I'd be proud of her if she were my daughter, and I think the effort she made to keep everything in context was important.
I don't agree that what happened to her constitutes bullying. It was unwanted unflattering and harsh criticism of a picture of her. It was rude, and the sort of thing that happens in a desensitized environment like the internet. I'd hope the posters who posted the crudest comments, if they had the chance to see her response, were sufficiently embarrassed. They should be. But it's not bullying. It's just low-class. Bullying it typically a habitual pattern, and directed at more than one incident, and it's typically more personal than just a rude appraisal of a person's appearance in a single picture.
Still, good for the Chicago Bears Fan page for taking it down. There's no good reason to allow hurtful content to persist on a regular fan page.
When asked whether Jason Garrett is the right head coach for this team: "I don't think there is anyone else that could. I think he is an unbelievable coach. We've responded to him and he has made us better football players, better people. If you watch us I think we play with a certain relentless spirit." --Sean Lee