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Girl forced to leave prom because dress deemed too short

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A 17-year-old girl from Virginia in the US has claimed she was told to leave her high school prom because the fathers attending the event thought she would cause people (i.e. them) to think 'impure thoughts'.

The teen named Clare, who detailed what happened in a guest post on her sister's blog, had been attending the homeschool prom for all four years of high school but was ejected for apparently being too provocative.

In the post, Clare explains there was a strict dress code and that all dresses had to be of fingertip length.

Now, because she is 5'9'', unsurprisingly a lot of skirts look short on her. However, she ensured that she complied with the rules (you can see a picture of her dress clearly fingertip length below), and was excited to wear her sparkly silver dress for the theme 'Twilight in Paris'.

Despite her adherence to the rules, upon arriving at the prom, she claims one of the organisers of the event decided to take her aside and tell her the dress was too short.

Clare showed the woman her dress, which clearly demonstrated that it was fingertip length, so it should be allowed.

While she was allowed into the prom, Clare said the organiser told her she needed to be careful, even though there were other girls there who were wearing shorter dresses, but because they were shorter in height, their dresses didn't look so short.

Once inside, she joined her friends who, according to Clare, were "grossed out by all the dads on the balcony above the dance floor, ogling and talking amongst themselves".

The same organiser who originally reprimanded Clare for her outfit, then approached her again and this time told her to leave because "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".

Her boyfriend and her friends were unsurprisingly appalled by this and also decided to leave with her. However, the organisers only said they would refund Clare's ticket, and not her friends.

You can read the full blog here.

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