From what I’ve heard (citation lacking, sorry), the NFL cheerleader experience is more like an internship/stepping stone than a full-time job one pursues. The pay is worse than minimum wage after accounting for time expended (citation lacking again, plz google).
Regardless, it’s almost certainly an industry where the “men upstairs” are leveraging the workforce’s youth and naivety to their own advantage.
So I guess I think it’s worse than just standard public image regulations, because the cheerleaders seem to be in a bigger pickle than the actual football players in terms of legislation, while simultaneously making far less money.
Tomorrow, I’ll read the article, maybe.