Would You Say Yes To This Racist AF Promposal?

24 April 2018, 15:00

Racist sign
Picture: Snapcat/Isabella/Twitter
Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

This teenager asked his girlfriend to prom with a tragically unfunny sign about slavery and, yes, this is The Bad Place.

Prom is a rite of passage and we're hoping you tried your hardest not to kick off the magical season with racist shenanigans. A Florida teenager has apologised after a poster he made asking his girlfriend to prom went viral--and not in the good way.

A Riverview high school student asked his girlfriend to prom with a sign that said "If I was black, I’d be picking cotton, but I’m white so I’m picking u 4 prom."

She responded by sharing the promposal on Snapchat and adding two heart eye emojis.

Slaves brought to the United States from Africa often picked cotton, tobacco, sugar, and rice in plantations. So, that's the joke here. That enslaved people used to pick cotton.


The joke did not go over well with the internet.

According to The Herald Tribune, the young man's school district is investigating the incident. Riverview's acting principal said, "many who saw the post are understandably upset with its contents as well as the subsequent commentary to the post. Riverview High School absolutely does not condone or support the message conveyed in this post.”

The 18-year-old senior also apologised for the incident, saying, "after reading the texts and Snapchat's I truly see how I have offended people and I'm sorry."

Hopefully this is the first and last racist promposal of the season because we're! all! tired! of! this!

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