An American teenager has hit out at parents who made her leave her prom because her dress was too short and she was dancing “provocatively,” it has been claimed.
The 17 year-old, known only as Clare, has hit back at the parents who asked her to leave, saying: “I was told that the way I dressed and moved my body was causing men to think inappropriately about me, implying that it is my responsibility to control other people’s thoughts and drives.”
Clare has said that the moment she arrived at the venue, she was approached by one of the organisers who said: “Honey, that dress is too short.”
Clare now believes she was targeted as she did not look as young as many of the other prom attendees and even says she was a little wary of the attention she received: “We were all a little grossed out by all the dads on the balcony above the dance floor, ogling and talking amongst themselves.”
The teenager was then approached once again by one of the organisers and told: “some of the dads who were chaperoning had complained that my dancing was too provocative and that I was going to cause the young men at the prom to think impure thoughts.”
The 17 year-old took a photo of her dress to prove that it did indeed meet the requirement that a dress should be at least fingertip length, and that there was no reason for her to be asked to leave the venue. 
She has now demanded an apology from the prom’s organisers as well as a refund for her and her friend’s tickets, who left with her as a sign of support.