Miss Milan Morris, a 17 year old from Florida, has decided to make a statement for #blacklivesmatter this prom season. She wore a beautiful custom made Terrence Torrence original dress. The only problem is that the print on the gown showcased the contemporary faces of black slaughter. Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and Sandra Bland, adorned her lower half and the ground via the gown’s train. She took to social media by proudly professing that she was seventeen years old and that God is using her to convey a message that is bigger than herself…. Right… So, what exactly is the message here: To cover your lower half and the ground that you walk on with the dead memory of some of the most horrific and unjust black murders to happen this decade? Better yet, “My ass looks good draped in these dead people right here.” Am I the only one that finds the concept of this gown both disrespectful and attention seeking at the expense of other people’s pain? I really don’t know what is worse, the fact that this is a display of today’s proactive protest or that some people actually praised her for the dress stating that this was a revolutionary act… How Sway?
So… You wore this dress to your prom. What now? What were you really trying to do outside of be seen, gain new followers, and be the topic of conversation for five minutes? We have to do better, y’all.