A prom proposal that took social media by storm has gotten two south Florida students suspended.The photo which was posted on Instagram, then shared on Twitter along with a great deal of outrage.
The picture consisted of two white teens holding a sign in front of a black friend read “You may be picking cotton, but we’re picking you to go to prom with us.” Students at the school spoke with CBS and shared mixed feelings about the prom proposal.
Senior Andre Hodge,
“It was supposed to be a joke but a lot of people took offense to it. I took offense to it.””It’s really immature and it shouldn’t occur again and people shouldn’t do such an obscure act of racism in today’s society.
Even if it’s a joke or not,” said Senior Nick Gimenez.Barry Rivers, whose daughter plays on the team, explained the students involved are straight ‘A’ students and all around good people.
“It’s just a misunderstanding that some young girls who made a bad bit of judgment now they are being crucified and vilified for something that could happen to any teen,” Rivers said.