Her photo was targeted by an unofficial Bears fan page, but Kaitlyn Collins fought back.
On February 4, someone uploaded a picture of Collins to a Chicago Bears Facebook fan page. The caption read "like if you agree the Packers have the worst cheerleaders in the NFL."
Hundreds of rude comments followed.
"It was hard to take in," says Collins.
Collins posted a YouTube video asking to have the picture taken down. Over a thousand people posted comments supporting her. Thursday afternoon, the picture was taken down, and an apology note put in its place.
"Still a little shell shocked. I mean, I'm very happy, but I can't believe it took this much work for them to actually take it down," says Collins.
The Packers were quick to praise Kaitlyn for standing up to her bullies.
"We support Ms.Collins and her very classy response to the situation and encourage Packers fans and others to support her as well," reads a statement from the Packers.
Mary Harrison, an anti-bullying expert, agrees.
"First of all, she took an action step, it's very important to take actions. You do not have to put up with being treated this way. Second of all, she had a voice and she used it, she stood up for herself," says Harrison.
Collins says, she hopes her story teaches others to think twice before bullying.
"There are probably tons more stories out there with ids who have had a harder life, a harder story, this is just a small little blurp, and I'm just going to try to do what I can," said Collins.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV ) - A former cheerleader for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the Green Bay Packers is fighting back against bullying.
Kaitlyn Collins, a cheerleader from August 2009 until December 2009 found a photo of herself uploaded to a Chicago Bears fan page on Monday. The photo came with some harsh words and a caption of "Like If You Agree The Packers Have The Worst Cheerleaders In The NFL!"
Kaitlyn then took it upon herself by posting a video on YouTube in an attempt to get the photo removed from Facebook. Today, administrators of the social media page removed the photo from the unofficial team page.
The Green Bay Packers released this in a statement, "The Green Bay Packers enjoy the support provided by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and St. Norbert College cheerleaders on gamedays at Lambeau Field. As an organization, we find the online commentary extremely offensive. We support Ms. Collins and her very classy response to the situation and encourage Packers fans and others to support her as well."
Today, Local 5 News' Kris Schuller sat down with Kaitlyn Collins in her very first live interview on her fight against bullying.