CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – A 17-year-old girl says she was kicked out of her senior prom for wearing a dress that chaperones said was too provocative.
Clare, a home-schooled student, told WTVR that she went to a prom event on May 10 in Richmond, Va., with her boyfriend and four friends. The event was held at a church.
Clare wore a dress that came down to her fingertips, which was the only dress requirement listed on the registration form. But shortly after she arrived, a dance organizer told her, “Honey, that dress is too short.” The same woman later gestured for her to come off the dance floor, telling her that some of the fathers chaperoning the dance had complained “her dancing was too provacative” and it was going to “cause the young men at the prom to think impure thoughts.”
“I’m not responsible for some perverted 45-year-old dad lusting after me because I have a sparkly dress and, and if you think I am, then maybe you’re part of the problem,” Clare wrote on her blog.