Remember in Carrie when they voted gurl Prom Queen just to laugh at her?
Wouldn't it have been a gajillion times nicer if instead of pig's blood they had bathed her in love and support? There would have been a lot fewer deaths by firehose, we can tell you that much!
Well, that's just what's happening to Michigan teen Whitney Kropp!
Whitney was elected to the homecoming court as part of an elaborate joke. But after a few days of cruel laughter, something changed. Her mother Bernice says:
"She was getting ridiculed in school and on Facebook. But then the kids started coming up to her and saying, 'Whitney, don't let them stop you from going to homecoming. You need to go ahead, you need to do it.'"
What happened next is so amazing! The kind words of Whitney's fellow students were backed up by their parents, and soon the whole town was on Team Whitney!
Local businesses are providing her hair, dress, dinner, limousine, the whole package- just to make it easier for her.
They want Whitney to stand up in that court with her head held high. They want to send a message to the bullies there and everywhere that their actions are pointless and stupid.
If you want to join in with the THOUSANDS of people across the nation who are chiming in with their support, you can check out the Support Whitney Kropp Facebook page!
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