A Chesterfield, Va., teen named Clare was kicked out of a prom for homeschooled students, allegedly due to her dress and her dancing. However, the 17-year-old and her boyfriend are calling the incident "sexism."
No sooner did Clare pass a "fingertip test" upon arrival -- proving that her dress was within dress-code length -- when she was asked to leave the dance floor. She was told that the fathers acting as chaperones had complained that “her dancing was too provocative” and that it could “cause the young men at the prom to think impure thoughts,” reports CBS 6.
"Clare's boyfriend, James Thompson, described the dance as pretty awkward, and heavily chaperoned in comparison to previous years," further reports CBS 6. "He said that a lot of people were standing around talking in the center of the dance floor, as chaperones, including fathers, watched from above."
“It's sexism ... they're saying 'you're making us feel a certain things so you have to do what we tell you to do' and that's not right,” Thompson shares with CBS 6.
Claire has since taken to her sister's blog, Wine & Marble, to detail her side of the story.
Clare and her friends had all driven to the prom together, so they all left the dance with her when she was escorted out by security. They were all promised $25 refunds, but say they did not get their money back.
“I'm not responsible for some perverted 45-year-old dad lusting after me because I have a sparkly dress on, and if you think I am, then maybe you're part of the problem,” penned Clare in her blog post. To read Clare's event recap click here. Please note: Adult language is used.
The prom organizers have not publicly commented on the incident.