A Florida teenager turned heads when she walked into her prom, but not for the usual reasons.
Milan Morris, 17, wore a Black Lives Matter dress with the faces of Sandra Bland, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin to the Cardinal Newman High School prom, Essence reported.
“Yes I’m black. Yes I’m 17. Yes GOD is using me to convey a message that’s bigger than me. #AllLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatter #MoveWithPurpose,” she wrote on Instagram.
Yes I’m black. Yes I’m 17. Yes GOD is using me to convey a message that’s bigger than me. #AllLivesMatter❤️ #BlackLivesMatter #MoveWithPurpose @oprah @steveharvey.tv @beyonce @chrisbrownofficial @badgalriri @tylerperry @kolyon @terrencetorrence @champagnepapi @liltunechi @bigsean @richforever @colinsmith23 @aliciakeys @kendricklamar @realcoleworld @kingjames
Mr. & Mrs. Spliff ?❤️ Thank you Cry for taking me ? Everyone looked so beautiful last night. @terrencetorrence
A dress designer from West Palm Beach, Terrence Torrence, spent over four days creating the dress.
“He was the mastermind behind this whole thing honestly,” Morris told Essence before adding that the “message is a huge issue in America today.”
“It was art. It was surreal. It spoke volumes,” Torrence said.
“It was powerful and a movement and I knew people would respond to it,” he added.
And he was correct.
But a lot of it was probably not what he was anticipating.
That Black Lives Matter prom dress…. issa no for me ??
— ғɪɴᴇssᴀ ᴡɪʟʟɪᴀᴍs ✨ (@_JAEsremmurd) April 22, 2017
Racist Teen Wears Prom Dress Honoring Black Lives Matter is a joke. If white and wearing a dress with victims of black murders no news.
— Thomas Price (@Happy2go2) April 24, 2017
@WCVB Disgusting to honor a hate group. What would be said about a white girl in a kkk prom dress?
— scottbu70 (@scottbu70) April 22, 2017
@WCVB BLM= burn loot &murder. Domestic terrorist group is all that they are
— Dan (@Danimal_k75) April 23, 2017
— janbiggs (@biy2c) April 24, 2017
Others approved of the message but didn’t like the dress.
The girl with the Black Lives Matter prom dress….I get it, I really do. Great message. But the dress was ugly and tacky.
— kennedy ✨ (@HelloKennedi) April 22, 2017
bra get that fuck ass black lives matter prom dress of my tl.
— i am her ???? (@slaekae) April 22, 2017
@1LongMoneyQuay Black Lives Matter But This Dress. . . It’s Depressing
— T❄️❤️ (@rudeasssst) April 22, 2017
I’m sorry that Black Lives Matter prom dress is ugly. Great message, but no. Actually I’m not sorry. pic.twitter.com/7O45MuDe2l
— PRINCESS LEE (@DarriLee) April 22, 2017
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