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Was This 11-Year-Old Really Kicked Off Her Cheerleading Team Because Her Hair Was Too Curly??

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Drama in the cheerleading world!

A mother in Tomball, Texas is upset after her daughter was apparently removed from her cheerleading squad for having hair deemed too curly for competitions!

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According to Jenny Fallaw, her 11-year-old daughter Makayla — who has naturally curly hair — was asked to straighten her locks or else she wouldn't be able to participate in competitions with the squad.

Jenny told reporters at ABC 13 in Texas:

"Just a few weeks ago is the first time I had heard about a special hairstyle. I felt like I might make my daughter feel like her hair is not good enough because she's not like other girls."

For what it's worth, cheer director Kevin Tonner alleged that his group did whatever they could to compromise with Jenny over Makayla's hair, but "negativity" got in the way:

"When you come into the sport, you understand there is make up to it. There's hair to it. We were trying to make the exception. We were trying to find a compromise and a happy medium. And she wasn't willing to have a compromise. She was very defensive. It wasn't about hair. It was about we don't want this negativity on our team."

Ch-ch-check out the entire story (below):

What do U think?? Was the cheer director right to boot Makayla off the squad, or should she have been able to stick around with her curly hair??

[Image via ABC 13 Eyewitness News.]

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