Mike Stone, an 18-year-old high school student, landed his dream date for prom. The Minnesota teen launched a Twitter campaign to try to get adult film star Megan Piper to accompany him to the big dance. Megan agreed under the condition that Mike cover her travel. But the faculty did not agree. District officials claim that Megan’s presence at the prom “would violate school policies pertaining visitors.” Mike is devastated, Megan is “not thrilled” but understands and Mike’s parents are furious about being publicly “embarrassed.” Twitter followers have launched the hashtag #Porn4prom to overturn the school’s decision, but I don’t think that’s happening. The principal advised Mike to pick another date.
I think I actually agree with the principal on this one. As a former teacher, I know that you have to be very careful about what you endorse — or at least appear to endorse. Even if you’re not directly saying, “Hey kids, it’s cool for you to look at porn.” A “yes” to a porn star at prom can be construed as an endorsement. And remember, many the students are likely under the age of 18. Sorry Mike, you may want to try going to prom with someone a little bit less provocative. [NY Daily News]