If you’re not living under a rock, you know that March is prom season for high school students. But because of the new coronavirus wreaking havoc everywhere in the world, prom—and everything else—got canceled. Teens have been venting out their frustrations online since the first week of March, creating their own skits on Tiktok and ranting on Reddit about how their prom got canceled.
My sister found out Prom was canceled because of the corona virus and her reaction was to scream like: pic.twitter.com/bL5TDGYWoZ
— Jakeneutron (@TheJakeneutron) March 13, 2020
— 🌈lilbabyval☁️ (@littlebabyval21) March 17, 2020
To any high schoolers who had to sacrifice prom due to the pandemic this is my promposal for you! It will get better I promise ❤️ #coronavirus #COVID19 #classofcovid19 #prom pic.twitter.com/s5Arn66taj
— Jeyan (@xelscorcho) March 19, 2020
My senior year prom is canceled because of the Coronavirus. It's not like I've been waiting years to go or had my dress picked out or anything. This whole situation is the worst.#coronavirus #seniorprom #prom
— Addison (@selfshippyady) March 20, 2020
Even a celebrity got in on the trending topic as well, after a twitter user requested if he can borrow a very special suit for prom. Frustrated teens got creative as a way of dealing with their unfortunate fate.
Senior prom canceled? Nah let’s just pull up and have our own prom pic.twitter.com/2l7ukM2aBV
— ∪･ ᴥ ･∪ (@Whorezi) March 14, 2020
School might be canceled but that doesn’t mean I’m not gonna have a prom… pic.twitter.com/UJGQ16uARE
— Michael Allen (@Michael__A11en) March 14, 2020
— TLS: Deplorable Sinner/Saint (@TLS70) March 15, 2020
However, one mom had a different idea.
After seeing her daughter’s disappointment over the prom getting canceled, a mom in O’ahu, Hawaii put together a makeshift prom for her daughter and her friends. Sheri Chun made a mini-prom for the junior students of Kapolei High School by feeding them crab and prime rib for dinner.
She even arranged for a dance to party the night away at a ballroom in Pagoda Hotel, where Chun works.
Sheri Chun scrambled to put it together because the Kapolei High School event was canceled while many students were already getting ready.
The group of about 50 was fed crab and prime rib for dinner – and got to dance the night away in a ballroom at the Pagoda hotel — where Chun works.
The real question now is…doesn’t this 50-ish-people prom party go against every government’s recommendation to avoid group gatherings? You be the judge.