"The Rockets looked terrible in Game 1, but some say they weren't the only bad-looking people on the court," Crawford allegedly wrote in a post that has since been deleted, according to ABC News. There are still cached versions available online.
"We’re not trying to be ugly. We are just discussing what men like in women, specifically NBA cheerleaders," the post went on.
Busted Coverage has a screen grab of the offending post, which included a poll asking users to weigh in on Williams' appearance.
"What do you think? Is this chick “too chunky” to be a cheerleader?" Crawford asked. "Either way, I wish she had a little more up on top, if you know what I mean…"
According to the Houston Chronicle, "Claire Crawford" is the pseudonym used by a woman named Anna-Megan Raley, who mostly writes relationship columns for CBS Houston. Jezebel pointed to her Twitter handle, JustDareClaire, an account that has since been deleted.
Williams seems to be taking the comments in stride.
"To be womanly always, discouraged never," she tweeted last week.
"We wouldn't know what blessings were if we didn't go through trials. Thank you to EVERYONE for the compassion and love today. I'm in awe," she added in a later tweet.
We wouldn't know what blessings were if we didn't go through trials. Thank you to EVERYONE for the compassion and love today. I'm in awe.— Kelsey Self Williams (@KelseyBWilliams) April 25, 2013