Tennessee High Schooler Forced To ‘Cover Up’ At Prom
She was shamed for her body type and breast size
For many girls, prom is one of the most important nights of their teenage years. It’s a coming-of-age ritual that signifies the culmination of their high-school life, and for many, it’s the first time they get to dress up like an adult. But for Amy, a Maryville, Tennessee high school student, it was an evening that brought her to tears.
Here’s Amy, dressed in a lovely gown before heading off to the prom.
Just before Amy arrived at the prom, she had a small wardrobe malfunction that caused a piece of lace on her bodice to break, making the dress a bit more revealing than intended. Before she even walked through the door, she was stopped by a teacher and told, “Us big girls gotta cover up,” according to Tiffani Taylor, the mother of Amy’s friend. “This young girl was SHAMED for having breasts,” she continued.
Embarrassed after being shamed for her body type and breast size, Amy ran off to the bathroom and sobbed. “After spending some time in the restroom crying, she was told she could go in if she wore the vice principal’s tux jacket, which mind you, did not cover her chest,” Taylor said. “Her excitement during this memorable time of her life turned into embarrassment at the hands of adults who are supposed to be leading her,” Taylor wrote. According to Sharon Anglim, a Maryville City schools representative, Amy was the only girl that was called out for similar reasons and the school had no dress code in place for the event.