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Racist "prom-posal"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Tweener likes this.
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    It happens in California and it's insane. My two youngest graduated high school five and six years ago and they had to go through it.

    I feel bad for this kid. I hope he doesn't get backlashed too hard. It was a joke that missed it's mark. This would be an A level joke for @Vombatus .
    Vombatus and JC like this.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Modern Family did an episode last year (I think) on PromPosals. It is indeed a thing now.
  4. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    This country is fucked.
    wicked and lakefront like this.
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I never went to Prom. I didn't have a girlfriend and I didn't really hang out with girls at all in that I would be able to go with someone "as a friend."

    Took hotties to all my fratbro formals, though.
  6. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Kids today. <shakes head sadly>
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Life is just a series of performance art set pieces now.
    TowelWaver, wicked, Alma and 4 others like this.
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    A few years ago he would've been carrying her bag to the prom.
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    See, this is always the retort. And sometimes adults do tsk-tsk perfectly healthy youth behavior that they don't "get." But sometimes, the grown-ups are right and kids actually do engage in stupid shit that needs to stop.
    jr/shotglass and Tweener like this.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Only if they translate well to social media.
  11. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't be too upset if he does feel a huge backlash for this.

    He's 18 years old - old enough to know the way that was worded was horrible. The entire thing is based on a horribly racist premise. I'm assuming he didn't keep this a secret, and sought out some guidance from friends/family members before executing it. No one thought to tell him it's a terrible idea?

    I do hope, for his sake, that future potential employers, or even colleges he applies to, don't do a Google search for his name and see this.
  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    If you are bagging on the kid for the sign, fine. If you are bagging on the kid for the promposal thing, the mommies are SO INTO IT. They get to put it on *their* social media. And helicopter moms today Ive seen practically do the whole promposal, from design and on.
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