Jacksonsun – Gibson County High School senior Texanna Edwards was — like many of her classmates — looking forward to her prom this past Saturday.But Edwards didn’t get to attend because of her attire — a knee-length red dress decorated with bright blue stripes and white stars inside the stripes. The school’s colors are red, white and blue, but the dress resembles the controversial Confederate battle flag. Edwards, 18, said she wasn’t allowed inside the prom after school officials told her the dress was “offensive and inappropriate.” “We asked why they thought that, but they kept saying the same thing over and over,” she said in an interview Monday. “We kept asking people walking inside — black and white — and everyone said they loved it. Two black women even went off on the principal. They were upset with the principal. No one was upset with me.” Pruett said there have been race-related issues at Gibson County High in recent years and that Principal James Hughes thought Edwards’ dress could have caused a problem.
Honestly I don’t know how anybody can’t be offended by this dress. Black people, white people, purple people etc. Like when I think of Southern belles wearing confederate flags to prom I think of Daisy Duke. I think of girls who will melt your dick with one look. Just racist, hot and proud of it. I don’t think of some ugly chick stuffed into a dress 2 sizes two small. Like if you’re gonna wear the confederate flag to prom be hot. That’s all I ask.