When 18-year old Lily Willingham heard of posters plastered around her high school she immediately went into action. The Florida teen and her group of friend devised a plan to combat the unfair, and blatantly sexists, prom guidelines.
"I saw it, and I was like, 'This is a joke. Are you kidding me?'" Willingham said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. "I was immediately so angry."
It wasn't long before Lily and the girls at Stanton College Prep were joined by thousands, thanks to a tweet that has since gone viral.
"good girl" this is absolutely disgusting and insulting to all the intelligent young ladies who attend this school https://t.co/kgLBXI0MhI— cam (@camrynDAMNico) March 27, 2017
This is ridiculous. High school administrators really hate when girls look good & feel confident about their bodies, huh https://t.co/Fxv8pnVoFj— Rona K. Akbari (@TheRonaLisa) March 27, 2017
UPDATE for everyone I did not get called to admin and the principal apologized. Also our student body really showed unity today! pic.twitter.com/U7UZ3gR3pv— Lily (@LILwillingham) March 28, 2017
The school has since released an official statement and proclaims the incident was not mandated by school officials.
The display of prom dress photos at Stanton College Prep is not appropriate or an approved policy. Images were removed on Mon. #SCPgoodgirl— DCPS (@DuvalSchools) March 28, 2017