Princess Diana would scoff at the idea.
A high school student claimed she was publicly ridiculed on Facebook by adults for wearing a homecoming gown inspired by the late Princess of Wales.
Grace Brumfield of Alabama created a TikTok video about her experience, which has over 10 million views, 2.5 million likes, and a lot of hate talk.
Homecoming photographs of the 17-year-old and her boyfriend looking extremely lovey-dovey in a stunning sunflower field are featured in her now-viral video. Brumfield then used the social networking app to distribute screenshots of angry baby boomer remarks. Many people criticized the lewk, calling it “trashy” and “inappropriate.”
“Wow did her parents see her in that?” another critic said on Brumfield’s TikTok. On such a lovely lady, the dress is far too short and revealing. Leave something to the imagination; there’s no need to reveal everything.”
The garment in question was a black short with ruffled sleeves that was deemed “inappropriate.” The ensemble was evocative of a classic Lady Di fashion moment. Viewers were reminded of Diana’s black “Revenge Dress” in the homecoming gown. The off-the-shoulder evening gown by Christina Stambolian was worn at an event at the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens in 1994.
Her ex-husband Prince Charles admitted to having an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, prompting her to wear the short and sexy gown. As a result of the dress’s provocative nature and hemline, she wore it out of “revenge.”
“We shot our homecoming pictures in a sunflower field that was planted in remembrance for a fellow peer named Dalton Defilipi, who went away last year,” Brumfield told Buzzfeed News. Her boyfriend’s mother shared them on the Sunflowers and Daisies Facebook page. And that’s when the grownups started getting ugly.
“My boyfriend’s mother began informing me about the 32,000 likes on the photos. She was discussing all of the positive remarks when she added, “‘Of course, there are also the nasty ones,” she continued.
“My heart kind of immediately dropped because I felt so great about my appearance and clothes that night, and I didn’t want that confidence to be taken away from me,” the high school junior continued. I’ve been picked on my entire life, and it got so severe that I had to change schools my freshman year.”
She expressed her dissatisfaction with the fact that the majority of the commenters were mothers and grandmothers. “My only query was, ‘Why?'” Why were there nasty comments on my images when I didn’t see anything wrong with them?” Brumfield was perplexed.
She claimed that one comment in particular from a woman named Rhonda hurt her the most. “She suggested I was asking to be raped because of the way I was dressed.” “It just made my blood boil as a victim of sexual assault because clothes are not the reason why men and women are abused,” Brumfield told the site.
“I wear the way I dress because I know what flatters my figure and helps me feel comfortable in my own flesh.” Nobody else has the authority to tell someone they need to cover up more because it’s distracting – older men and women need to be taught self-control,” Brumfield added.