A Virginia teenager says she was forced to leave her prom after fathers who were acting as chaperones at the event complained that she was dancing provocatively and her skirt was too short.
Despite following the dress code on skirt length, and trying to reason with the organizers, the student says she was ordered to leave the dance.
The 17-year-old, identified only as Clare, is demanding a refund for her and her friends, who walked out of the prom with her in a show of unity.
In a post she wrote on her sister’s Wine and Marble blog about the incident, Clare said she showed the organizer that the dress did meet the regulation and she was let in.
‘We were also a little grossed out by all the dads on the balcony above the dance floor, ogling and talking amongst themselves,’ she said.
It was at that point that one of the organizers approached Clare again and asked to speak to her in private.
‘[She] told me that some of the dads who were chaperoning had complained that my dancing was too provocative, and that I was going to cause the young men at the prom to think impure thoughts,’ Clare claimed.
The teenager said that despite trying to tell the woman that she and her friends hadn’t even been dancing, she was told again that her dress was too short and she would have to leave.
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