Warning: This post contains words that many people find objectionable (and words that everyone should).
Teenagers don’t have fully-formed brains, and it shows.
A “promposal” – already an offensive concept as it is – is going viral after a photo depicted a poster with a racist joke that was allegedly used by one teen to ask another to prom.
The boy in the photograph is said to have just delivered a “promposal,” asking the girl to prom through a sign that reads: “Bianca You are racist, but I would give anything for you to go with me to prom.”
Reveling in your date’s racism would be bad enough but apparently certain letters on the poster were written in black marker instead of pink to spell out a racial slur starting with “N” within the text. This combined with the photo of the two giddy white teens laughing it up sparked outrage.
After several people including parents complained to Palos Verdes High School, the school responded, calling the display “unacceptable” and promising “severe consequences.”
This appeared on my daughter’s Instagram. These two stupid kids go to her high school. I ask all of you to call Palos Verdes High School 90274 and condemn this horrific sensibility. #racism #ignorance# pic.twitter.com/Oq4F36p8sv— Carol Lin (@CarolLinLA) May 14, 2019
It’s the kind of thing that’s only funny if you live in a tiny bubble and are also an idiot with no life experience. Once shared with the rest of the thinking, feeling world via the magic of the internet…you just look like a racist assh*le.
Are you wondering if someone you know is an idiot? Do they do shit like this? Then the answer is Yes. Bonus photo of a pair of idiots. https://t.co/SvFHK3hqW3— The Real Cie (@therealcie) May 15, 2019
This high school is five minutes from where I live. I will never understand this.— Mr. Mo'Kelly ?️ (@MrMokelly) May 15, 2019
What in the F*CK did WE do to YOU or to deserve this?
N!GGER brings me, my mother, my family, my Black friends into this.
Clearly PV is the same now as ever.#MAGA
@PVHS_Seakings @PVHSTyner https://t.co/gU32IizwuB
Racism alive and well in my home town of Palos Verdes Estates CA...— Isabel W (@mom2handa) May 15, 2019
Many of us parents are calling the school and demanding action. Feel free to call as well https://t.co/AmaBKhyU28
Stupid and disgusting ?? https://t.co/rSBdwlbAxS— in the Golden State (@ButtercupD) May 15, 2019
h/t: LA Times