The teen from Utah also said that she learned a lot from the experience.
Woods Cross High School senior, 18-year old Keziah Daum, hunted for a prom dress that was unique as well as modest. She said that she wanted a dress that ‘didn’t reveal too much of the chest and neck area’ or ‘too much legs and shoulders.’ It turns out that combination was more difficult to find than she imagined.
WOODS CROSS, Utah – “I’m going to stand my ground because I know what I did was right,” said Keziah Daum a senior at Woods Cross High School.
The Utah teen refuses to take down her post showing a dress she wore to prom that is sparking controversy around the world.
Some say that wearing a traditional Chinese dress (cheongsam) was racist and insensitive.
But Daum says that was never her intent; she was simply looking for something unique and modest but says that was difficult to find.
Daum explains her prom dress dilemma:
“I went to multiple stores looking for dresses, and it was almost impossible to find a dress that didn’t reveal too much of the chest and neck area too much legs and shoulders,” Daum said.
She found her perfect dress at a vintage store in Salt Lake City and immediately fell in love with it.
“I found this dress and I was immediately drawn to it,” Daum said.
The dress was marked at only $29, but how she felt when she first put it on was priceless.
“It felt good, I felt empowered, I felt beautiful,” Daum said.
Daum had many compliments on her fashion choice.
Social Media was less gentle and she was accused of ‘cultural appropriation’ by a ballcap and denim-clad Social Justice Warrior seemingly of Chinese heritage.
ClashDaily covered the Twitter-hate here:
Watch Keziah Daum speak out:
Good for you, Keziah.
Don’t let the cyberbullies push you around.
That dress was gorgeous.
Oh, and to all the bent-out-of-shape SJWs out there… brace yourselves.
Daum is not backing down.
“It empowers me and it helps me to know i’m strong and i can do a lot of thins as a woman and i would wear it again,” Daum said.
A woman from India now wants to give her a Saree dress and Daum says she’s considering wearing that to her senior cotillion.
Source: Fox 13 Salt Lake City
This ClashDaily Editor is a woman of East Indian heritage, and I’m sure pretty sure that Keziah’s gonna rock that saree.
You go, girl!
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