Let’s let go for a moment of the fact that Constance McMillen wanted to bring a girl to the prom. Let’s forget the lawsuit and the homophobia and the absurdity of anyone giving a shit who brings whom to the prom. In fact, let’s leave Constance out of this conversation altogether for a couple of minutes.
Instead, if we may, can we please focus in on the fact that the parents in Itawamba, Mississippi all got together and organized a fake prom for the sole purpose of excluding a couple of queers and a few learning disabled kids and – I’m just guessing here – one or two other social misfits, as well.
Now, I am always the first person to sign up for organizing parties at my kids’ schools, not because I love doing that crap but because the first person to sign up always gets to bring napkins or grapes, while the last person is inevitably stuck making 97 tiny egg salad sandwiches. Organizing this shit SUCKS, and that’s why I make it my business to do as little as possible for school parties while still appearing to be involved.
So it fucking blows my mind that there was a group of parents who actually thought it was worth the trouble to plan two proms – a real one and a fake one – just for the sake of excluding a handful of kids.
Really? You care that much?
I mean, think of the effort they had to go to, not just planning two parties, but making sure that the losers all got sent to the wrong place while the rest of the kids went to the right place. There just must not be a whole hell of a lot to do in Itawamba, Mississippi if we’re spending our time on that kind of crap.
The diamond-pointed cruelty of it all just astonishes me. Sure, my high school had meanness and bullying and all that shit, but most of us have grown out of it by now. I cannot imagine a group of adults all being so incredibly mean-spirited as to target a small group of kids because they were too uncool to do the Electric Slide next to their own precious children.
And, so, on the off chance that someone in Itawamba is reading this, I would like to point out the bleeding obvious that somehow missed your attention: those kids – the ones with learning disabilities and buck teeth and whathaveyou – those kids are someone’s children.
And you should be fucking ashamed of yourselves.