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Bachelor Contestant Sarah Newlon Defends Yadier Molina Cancer Sign During World Series

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Sarah Newlon and her Red Sox fan friend laugh during a somber moment honoring cancer survivors at Busch Stadium during World Series Game Four.
Sarah Newlon, a Season 11 The Bachelor contestant and Cardinals fan, does not think it would be funny if St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina had cancer.

That might seem like an obvious statement, but when photos of her brandishing a Molina sign and laughing with a Boston Red Sox fan during Sunday's somber Stand Up to Cancer moment, Cardinal Nation erupted over her inconsiderate misstep.

Just minutes after the Game 4 moment of silence for cancer survivors, Newlon says her phone started blowing up with hateful tweets and texts.

"Every five minutes, I have 15 notifications of people telling me to die, saying I'm a disgrace to Cardinal Nation, to go back to wherever I came from and to never come to St. Louis again," Newlon says. "This small little moment of me holding up my favorite player's sign turns into, 'I want Molina to have cancer.' I think it shows how mean people can be, taking something so small without even trying to get all the information."

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Newlon says she would never make jokes about cancer or about Molina, her favorite player, especially since Newlon's mother is a two-time breast cancer survivor. Newlon herself was diagnosed with a heightened risk for cancer, and her boyfriend, the Red Sox fan she's laughing with in the photos, raises money for prostate cancer during the annual Movember campaign.

Newlon isn't even the one who wrote "Molina" on the card. As she entered Busch Stadium after some pregame drinking with her boyfriend, a volunteer asked who her favorite player is ("Molina, I'm obsessed with him.") and wrote his name on her card. Her boyfriend didn't take a card because, as a Red Sox fan, he wasn't rooting for any Redbirds.

"I thought, honestly because I wasn't looking at all the signs, that everyone had their favorite Cardinals player," she says. "Why would I ever make that joke? I don't think even a junior high person would make a joke about cancer."

See how Newlon defended herself against attackers on Twitter after the jump.


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Ellen Bond
Ellen Bond

In very poor taste, grow up, and please don't attend another Cardinals game please! You mocked a very moving tribute, not cool.

Brian Mull
Brian Mull

just die bitch.... your 15 minutes were up 2 years ago....

Michael Mahler
Michael Mahler

Had she went for an education instead of depending on her looks, she might possibly have had an idea of what those cards were really for. Stupidity catches up with you sooner or later. Stupid girl.

Elmo Farquar
Elmo Farquar

I do not understand how folks can derive that she was making a derogatory statement about cancer.... Goes to show ya how social media can turn anything into a witch hunt! smh! P.S. Is that Tim Ezell behind her? :-D

Denis Phillips
Denis Phillips

And really your 15 minutes of fame on the bachelor wasn't enough just c'mon keep dragging this story along! Flipping sheeple

Joan Reeves
Joan Reeves

When I consider that she's a Bachelor contestant, it tells me all I need to know about her dumbass self. She's the cancer.

Becky Wilfong
Becky Wilfong

Oh she understood completely what it was, she just got busted being disrespectful and now has to try to sound dumb instead. Karma works. And to the dumbass who said "girls don't like baseball for the sports aspect". Really?!? Because, we're girls??? Raised in Cardinal Nation by die hard Cardinal fathers. I'd love to see you go toe to toe with some of US about the ASPECT of the game. If its so boring to you, guess you don't need to be posting about it!

Allison Smith
Allison Smith

What an idiot. The article doesn't make her any less stupid or insensitive. I'm over it.

Bea Stout Pollard
Bea Stout Pollard

Really?.... ~50,000 people in the crowd and we are not only gonna take notice of this *one* little tiny sign but then harass her because of what we *think* her intention was based on one split second moment caught on camera??? Get A Life !

Tommy Rector
Tommy Rector

Also to add to Julia's call on BS.....she(the chick holding the Molina sign) has changed her story from post to post depending on which one you read. Twitter, FB she tries to find an explanation then stick w it. Someone once told me, " if you are gonna lie, you better have a damn good memory" She made a STOOPID(yes spelled wrong on purpose) choice. Take your 15 min of hate. Back to the WS now and Waino pitching game 5 tonight!!!!!!! Cardinal Nation.

Rachel Maurer
Rachel Maurer

Looks like the attention whore got all the attention she could ever had hoped for! ha! That's what happens when you act like a heartless fool in Cardinal Nation! Go Birds!

David J. McCutcheon
David J. McCutcheon

Supposedly. I don't see why a volunteer for the organization would do something that stupid.

adamnkeely
adamnkeely

Who cares what she was doing. She was at the game having fun with her man. This could only mean one thing: she loves cancer. Everyone is too touchy. live and let live.

Brian Brown
Brian Brown

Seriously why would you put anyone's name that isn't a survivor on there . Dumb

Julia Kristina Ann
Julia Kristina Ann

I think I could believe the story if I hadn't been there last night and gotten one of those signs myself. The back of the sign has an explanation about the the signs and how we were supposed to write the name of someone we know that had been affected by cancer. They also announced this several times throughout the game. The volunteers with the Sharpies were also explaining it. I don't buy it, but it's over now. If she was trying to be funny and make a joke of it, karma will get her.

Jeff Kopp
Jeff Kopp

People tend to take EVERYTHING too seriously. Read what happened. She isn't even the one who wrote Molina's name on her card, but a Stand Up To Cancer volunteer. Sheesh.

Tammy Hawkins
Tammy Hawkins

Being angry at an imbecile is a waste of time. Hopefully she reflects on her rudeness/stupidity and everyone moves on.

Tracey LaRiccia
Tracey LaRiccia

So she's not heartless....just dumber than an entire stadium full of people as she seemed to be the only one not to understand what's going on? That has to feel better.

John Lister
John Lister

Yadi has other things to worry about!

blandmusic
blandmusic

Wait a second....a sea of Thousands all in the same colors primarily and they were able to pick that out of the entire crowd???? Seems a little hard to believe.  A little Needle in a Haystack -esque.

Mike Levin
Mike Levin

I wish I could have the wasted minutes back that I used to read this

Bev Wettroth Radley
Bev Wettroth Radley

She and the guy she was with picked a bad time to be laughing and joking around. If her mother is a survivor, you would think she of all people would have a little more respect than that!

Jen Pruitt
Jen Pruitt

This is such a dumb thing for people to be flipping out over.

Kenneth Snyder
Kenneth Snyder

Oh, and I know this is an outrageous suggestion for the internet, but could the reactiona horde possibly read the article before they comment? Or are you too busy writing death threats and showing how you're the best fans in baseball.

Elizabeth Jaggie
Elizabeth Jaggie

Lighten up People; I AM a Cancer patient and I don't think this is a big deal in the whole scheme of things...I bet Yadi thinks the sensationalism over this is crazy too!!!

Lindsey Pandamonium
Lindsey Pandamonium

If she was rooting for a player, then why was she so quick to lower her sign...and laughing at that matter. Riiiggghhhttttt.....nice cover up....NOT!

Kenneth Snyder
Kenneth Snyder

Well the death threats can't be true because we're the best fans in baseball.

Jolena Shatzer
Jolena Shatzer

I noticed this during the game but figured I was mistaken when I thought the sign said Molina. She sounds kind of dumb to (supposedly) not even understand what the sign meant or pick up on how solemn the crowd around her was at that moment. If she's a former bachelorette contestant she probably wants the attention (positive or negative). We should just let her fade into oblivion and chalk this up to stupidity.

David J. McCutcheon
David J. McCutcheon

So she's an idiot and didn't understand what the sign was for, got it.

Timothy McGarity
Timothy McGarity

Well..maybe you shouldn't have done that.. You and the ugly lumber jack you were with were the only one in that crowd laughing.. Disrespectful!!

CJ Seals
CJ Seals

Maybe she should do what people are telling her..........Karma is a bitch...........bitch

ashn
ashn

This woman's a dipshit. If she really felt that her sign was appropriate, and that Yadi was an inspiration, she wouldn't have snatched it out of the air when she realized she was caught on camera.  And to say that they're laughing because someone pointed out to her they were on camera: 1) the video doesn't show anyone around them communicating to them at all and 2) who gets that excited about it when it was supposed to be a time for honoring the struggles of cancer? You don't see anyone else in the crowd cheering at all - take a social cue, lady. 

A failed effort at saving face.

cldutton2007
cldutton2007

@Elmo Farquar Social Media had nothing to do with it. I watched it in person last night on the television and got the same impression that it was distasteful and disrespectful. I don't care how ditzy you are. When they call for a moment of SILENCE you don't stand there laughing like a fool.

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