It’s prom season and you know what that means: plenty of opportunity to make young women feel badly about themselves, and their bodies, and then turn the ensuing righteous anger into viral content.
Which is what happened to a Tennessee teenager named Amy, who arrived at her prom only to be told she needed to cover herself up with the vice-principal’s tuxedo jacket (ew) if she wanted to enter the dance.
A parent of another student at the school shared Amy’s story on Facebook, where it has since been like over 40,000 times and shared another 12,000.
Arriving at the prom, she was stopped at the door. She would not be allowed in because her dress was “too revealing”. After spending some time in the restroom crying, she was told she could go in if she wore the vice principal’s tux jacket, which mind you, did not cover her chest.
Things only got worse from there.
She was told by a teacher repeatedly “Us big girls gotta cover up”. This young girl was SHAMED for having breasts. Her excitement during this memorable time of her life turned into embarrassment at the hands of adults who are supposed to be leading her.
A representative from Amy’s school told News 10 ABC the school does not have a dress code for prom and that no other female students were made to cover up at the dance.