Students, teachers and parents at a Southern California high school were outraged this week when one student asked another to prom with a crass George Floyd joke.
“If you went to prom with me, it would take my breath away,” read the student’s sign, which included a Black Lives Matter logo and Floyd’s face, local Fox affiliate KTTV reported.
The boy is a student at Aliso Niguel High School in southern Orange County, according to KTTV. Multiple students spoke with the outlet about the incident.
“To be honest,” junior Isabella Castrezana said, “I’ve seen a lot worse happen. Overall, I find it really disgusting.”
The school district, about 45 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, issued a statement condemning the incident. It’s not the first time a high school student thought they were clever in bastardizing Floyd’s death. A Nevada girl made a similar sign in February 2021.